There are no words for the injustice of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and hundreds of other Black Brothers and Sisters that have died at the hands of those that are supposed to protect them. There are no words because this is a time to listen and self reflect. For me, I've begun to examine my biases and dive deep into why I've not spoken up more when I see injustice occur. I am pondering how to be the person I am called to be, to be an ally, to stand up to injustice when I see it, and to stop remaining silent. It's time to take supportive action, whether it's through demonstrating, letter writing, or putting my money where my mouth is.
As Father's Day approaches, I encourage you to put your money where your mouth is: shop small and black-owned. Feel good about receiving amazing products and supporting amazing risk-takers that are following their passions and dreams! Below is a list I've created. What businesses are in your area?
Old School Cope: http://oldschoolcopes.com
Oakland's Own: https://www.oaklandsown1852.com/shop
Hella Tea: https://hellatea.com
Red Bay Coffee: https://www.redbaycoffee.com
It always feels weird to promote Handbrewed Soaps during this time. We are having our annual Father's Day Sale From (June 6-12). We have a soap candle sets for $15 ( 50% savings), and most soaps are 10% off. Gift cards are still available. For every $25 worth of gift cards you purchase for others, I will send you an additional $7 gift card just for you.
As our world changes, let's remember that we all have a responsibility to participate in it. May you "brew your best" and "serve that best, to others."