Business as usual is our the window! Hello there beautiful soul!
It’s Esther The Esthetician here,
As uncomfortable as this topic is, it’s so important. I’m sure you are aware of this… Last week the world change.
And while that change is far from being enough, it was definitely a start.
Millions opened their eyes to the pain that Black people have been experiencing for far too long, myself included.
I debated on whether or not to write you on this matter… Ultimately decided it was the right thing to do.
Business, as usual, is out the window now!
I want to share some of the steps I’ve taken along with some suggestions on how to educate yourself and/or lend a helping hand.
When I was going through chemo (not looking my best, but still cute though :-)), and while we were home quarantined – I did not shy away from those topics…
Like the change happening in the world, this is just the beginning of my journey displaying what racism really is and how I can work to help eliminate it from our communities and circles.
I know you may be thinking… Now Esther, you know I don’t have an ounce of racism in my heart… Why are you sending me this email?!?
Business as usual?…
While you might not have it in your heart… you may know someone who has been either on the giving/receiving end of racism…
Here’s what I’m doing:
In addition to speaking up, I’ve donated money to many different organizations, signed up to volunteer with GrassrootsLawProject.Org to help bring forth a much needed/overdue change to our current systems. I’ve made several phone calls and sent countless emails. If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, visit https://www.grassrootslaw.org/volunteer. Even If you can only do 5 hours per week… everything helps.
Here Are Some Some Resources for you…
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
- How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendy
- Just Mercy – thanks to Warner Brothers, It’s free on most platforms right now until the end of June 2020.
- The Hate U Give
- Dear White People
- When They See Us
- Fruitville Station
- and many more are available…
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR AWARENESS
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR EDUCATION
Your turn: I know there’s a lot going on in the world right now… However, Tell me if you have been practicing self-care at least once per week. It’s been a bit of a struggle for me to be honest with you…
I really miss you! If you have any questions, or just need an encouraging word, please reach out. I’m still open Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm – every week. Your well-being is important to me, and I’d love to help you in any way I can.
Until I see you in person,
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous Journey!
Esther The Esthetician Nelson
Personal Cell: 813-701-4541
P.S. Do me a favor-Leave your brows alone, don’t pick your skin and moisturize your skin like crazy until we meet again. 🙂
P.P.S. Those personal and fun chats we have in the treatment room don’t have to end… I know how stress can make us look and feel, please reach out and let me know how I can support you. I’m serious – reach out – any day, an time.