A different kind of post!
We can’t ignore what’s going on after witnessing the killing of George Floyd, a black man, in broad daylight by a police officer in the US. This has led to protests #blacklivesmatter in response to police violence against the black community insisting on change.
How can you help
Besides educating yourself about racial injustice ( a few books listed below) immediate help would be to buy from black-owned businesses. Black Lives Matter – so let us support their businesses to help bring along a change of social injustice.
Books to read
Waiting ‘Til the midnight hour: by Peniel Joseph
Fatal Invention: by Dorothy Roberts
A few black-owned businesses listed below.
Thabi Motsei, founder and creative director of Lagöm, is a home fragrance brand, using 100% soy wax, essential and natural oils, in reusable glass jars.
Briogeo is a beauty business and sells high-performance hair care products which are paraben-free, cruelty-free and ethically sourced.
Andrea Iyamah clothing line is recognised for beautiful and unique swimwear. The company is owned by Nigerian fashion designer, Dumebei Lyamah. Check out this amazing swimsuit.
Mateo New York
Matthew Harris Mateo of New York is a self-taught designer. The company produces bags, scented candles, modern and fine jewelry at an approachable price,
A.AU fashion brand philosophy is to empower women globally. Each piece sourced and made in Nigeria. Founded by Asiyami Gold, 10% of each sale goes to building an education bursary that will fund the next generation of youths through university. I love this beautiful piece.