Thursday, November 8

No H8.



Hello Ladies! This is a very important post today.  Bullying must be stopped. I am showing my support today, along with fellow bloggers, by rocking a purple manicure.  


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 blogging 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...even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize 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 chose to wear Orly Wild Wisteria. 








15 comments:

  1. This polish is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining the No H8 movement!!

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  2. That's a worthy cause - I was being so bullied as a child, so I know how it feels...
    I love this purple, it's gorgeous!

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  3. NailsandStuffShannaraNovember 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Great Job!

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  4. Love this polish!!

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  5. When I grew up (50's to mid 60's) there was no such term as bullying but it went on in a ton of horrible ways. People were singled out as freaks, weirdos and all kinds of labels that were cruel. You were not 'in' if you did not go along with what the group said was the passing whatever. I was never really part of a big old popular group mostly because of these kind of habits. I was the one that befriended the new kid who moved to the area and just because of that they were instantly the odd-ball in the class and had to stand along in the playground, unless they happened to come with amazing good looks (guy or gal). The kids who had epilepsy were odd because the old time medications made them seem kind of odd. Did not mean they were not nice. The kids who were slow readers and put in all the low level groups in the classroom studies were labeled dumb. Some kids who just were kind of odd there was this thing about never giving them a valentine. We all counted up the # of cards we got back then and the kids who only got 2 I knew felt horrible. I would put cards in every bag along the wall or tapped to the front of a table. Everyone got valentines from me and I did not care who knew it. So things have come a long way since then. Civil rights helped as has a lot of education of admins and teachers. I still see ostracizing at various group functions I attend as an adult and it often leads me to not keep going to their meetings/functions. Having this attention today focused on bullying helps a lot but we have a long way to go - and teaching younger folks around you by your words and your deeds help a lot. Lovely shade here..it's way pretty in person. I own it and wear it often in the fall. It's not too blackened of a shade that you loose the purple at all.

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  6. Really pretty! Perfect for this cause!

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  7. beautiful color and cause!

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  8. So very well said! And that Orly is really gorgeous!

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  9. wonderful polish! very very pretty! :)

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  10. I need this. Such a perfect creme!

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  11. Wow, this is a really gorgeous polish!

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