Bullying and general negative behavior toward fellow bloggers has cropped up as of late in beauty blogging circles and particularly in the nail polish blogging circles with groups picking on less than perfect manicures. As a response to this and against bullying in general, nail and beauty bloggers are posting purple manicures and dedicating today to pledge to work to stop bullying and encourage diversity. I am happy to take part.
So, I did a nice manicure using a purple from the Zoya Tru Collection. Then I promptly smeared it by accident. Story of my life! I decided to publish it anyway, given that something imperfect seems particularly fitting! Plus I don’t think it actually shows up that much. So here are my purple Zoya nails (I love this shade, by the way)!
And the common statement among the bloggers taking part:
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.
See below for more purple manis!