Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay!
Most of us are thankfully residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.
As members of the nail polish community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color and even to our polish application techniques. To look down on anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people's view of "normal" dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.
In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.
I didn't have much time to do something creative but I wanted to get something posted showing I am fully against bullying. I was bullied as a kid and it still happens. I try to rise above it but sometimes it is a lot harder to do. I hope this message is received by those who aren't so nice.
So I painted on 2 coats of Pure Ice Taxi followed by Seche Vite. This is one of their new colors. I have to say that the new colors are pretty! This one is a nice violet color with a very strong gold shimmer. It is definitely not like anything I have in my stash.
If you or someone you know suffers from bullying, there is help. Please visit the following sites for support and encouragement:
Report Cyber Bullying
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800.273.TALK (8255)