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 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 and even to our polish application techniques. To look down on 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 anti-bullying 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 used Zoya Lotus for the base and hand painted little hearts on my ring finger with OPI Rumple's Wiggin'.
We have all had to deal with bullying, either as a witness or a victim of it. I am so worried for my teen aged step daughter because I know how cruel kids can be, but we need to all take a stand against bullying. Just like you talk to your children about safety from strangers, and the inevitable sex talk, it is also important to talk about bullying. And adult bullies need to grow up and practice kindness instead.