No H8 Movement – Put an End to Bullying

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.

This is a subject extremely close to my heart. For years I was bullied growing up + even as an adult I’ve suffered the occasional overly mean acquaintance. Just know there is help out there. You don’t have to continue to be a victim. Don’t feel hopeless or helpless, get help.

 

www.stopbullying.gov – You can also report cyberbullying on this website. 

LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

To show my anti-bullying support I painted my nails different shades of purple because bullying comes in all shapes + forms + can happen to anyone at any age or stage in life. Cyberbullying is at an all time high + I am making reference to the instances that happen between adults! Viewing someones photo/blog/page/status + making insanely rude remarks or writing your own post/status poking fun, making nasty comments about a particular person is in fact cyberbullying.

 

 

Polishes I used left to right: L.A. Colors ‘Rainbow Glitter’  * Wet N Wild Megalast  ‘On a Trip/En Voyage’  * Julep Nail Vernis ‘Charlotte’ * Spoiled by Wet N Wild ‘2 Weeks Sober’

 

 

 

The ‘2 Weeks Sober’ shows up almost as a blue on my index finger {left hand}.

 

 

 

 

 My pinky with ‘On a Trip/En Voyage’ shows up blue too + looks so similar to ‘2 Weeks Sober’ {only when photographed}.

 

Want to join the No H8 movement? Post your link below. Enjoy + share.

 

 



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  1. NailsandStuffShannara - November 8, 2012

    great mani, thxxx for the support!

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