Super quick post in support for NO H8, a big movement between bloggers against bullying. Who am I kidding? You've probably seen a million of these posts today!
I don't know if it was a regional thing or I was just exceptionally lucky but there was never real bullying in my school. Yes, there was the odd prank that maybe went too far and I definitely got made fun of but never anything as soul crushing as I've seen other people witness and experience firsthand. Until senior year, there was this girl who, I'll admit, was not likeable at all. She had this particular attitude that she was simply the best around and had a huge ego and self esteem, so the guys in the class decided to bring her down a notch and created a group on Facebook specifically to hate on her. It was brutal and she was devastated. I'm 100% sure she's since recovered and that event didn't truly scar her, but we always have to be conscious of the power of our words and actions. No one is invincible and we always have the power to hurt.
Two coats of the extra purple Sation Little Miss Emo. I tried color correcting the pics a bit to show the true color of the polish (it photographs too blue) so pardon my weird looking skin.
"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."