Friday, 9 November 2012

No H8

I have been gone for a while, I have been quite poorly again, but because of this, I have missed quite a lot including all the Halloween mani's I could have done and what would have been my first Polish Days, which I'm gutted about. I also missed out on this No H8 campaign which went out yesterday, I'm still posting about it though as it is something I am really strongly against.

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, colour, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair colour...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 colourful community.

I was bullied as a child because of where I was from (Ireland), because of my body shape and how my face looked, because of what I wore and because I was relatively smart. Unfortunately, kids can be very mean and this can often lead to childhood depression, self harm and in some extreme cases teenage suicide.

Me and hubs make it very clear to our 6 year old that bullying is something we will not tolerate and that you treat people how you expect to be treated, and if there is someone who is more vulnerable than he is, then that is someone he needs to look after. But, sadly, in the world we live in, these types of chats with children either don't always have an effect or some parents don't even bother or care about how their children treat others, then this can carry on with them through adulthood and sometimes even increase in their animosity towards people.

I didn't do a purple mani to go with this because I have done a pretty epic mani for what would have been my first post back (which will be up in the next few days) and I don't want to take it off. So I am posting a previous purple swatch of Rimmel Marshmallow Heaven. the pic is terrible as it was when my camera was not functioning but the colour is delicious.

Head over to Eradicate H8 to find out more about this. There are loads of bloggers already involved but i coouldnt find the inklinkz code to add to the post. Sorry, i'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to these things. But you can check out Nailed It and Polly Polish, they are 2 bloggers that I read daily, who are both involved and both have the inklinkz thingy on there so you can add your link into the mix.

Look out for my next NOTD post, its a good 'un.


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