Outfit: Floral Kimono and Wide Leg Pants
Greetings Fashion Mavens,
It's been a trying week for me. I was really sick last week (missed a few days of work) and I've been mentally exhausted by all the events that have occurred across this nation involving excessive police force against people of color. Regardless of your stance on the black lives matter movement, this is my platform so I will express my opinion. Being an African-American in this country can be downright scary. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE who I am and honestly wouldn't trade it for any other race. However, it is stressful as hell having to know the "codes" to make it in this country so those who fear us, envy us, or hate us because of the color of our skin will not try to end our lives. And even when we follow the "codes"......there's still a real chance that the outcome will be detrimental to me and/or my family!!! If I can encourage just one person to make a peaceful stance, to fight with love, not violence, and to take action by utilizing your congress men and women, I will be satisfied. We ALL deserve to be treated fairly and unfortunately the statistics do not reflect this, which is downright sad in this day in age. Sending love, understanding, and peace to you all.