I turned my calendar page to July and felt so seen 😭
You may be having a similar struggle as I am… Facing big problems and holding hard emotions without clear answers or timelines.
There is so much urgency. So many fires to put out, and they seem to be spreading despite your effort.
It’s overwhelming and exhausting.
I totally hear you.
I’m so with you.
That’s why this month’s calendar message resonated with me so deeply.
You’re doing the best you can with what you have💜
What we’re facing today are a direct result of unjust systems that have been created and maintained over hundreds of years.
Let’s be honest that most of the problems will not be solved over night. Or even a year. Maybe not even in my lifetime.
Here is the thing.
We’re not aiming for perfection.
Progress is what matters.
Our individual progress may be small. But we, you and I, have to continue our best effort for as long as it takes.
So by the time we leave the earth, our world is closer to the vision we’re working towards.
Are you with me?
With that being said, I want to share the progress on my anti-racism work since my last email in case you’re looking for some ideas for yourself👇🏼:
★ Updated my Day 1 email for the “100 Brighter Days” email series to incorporate my intention – my messages are applicable not only for our challenges with COVID, but also in our anti-racism work.
★ Updated my about page to state my anti-racism values more clearly.
★ Watched Small Business Reimagined Town Hall – If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it! It’s free and you’ll get so many helpful ideas to make your biz or workplace more anti-racist.
★ Set up monthly donations to The Mockingbird Society, The NW Network, and Refugee Women’s Alliance. Now a portion of your purchase on my website is supporting these non-profits advocating for the marginalized communities.
★ Continue to learn/reflect/take small actions through Anti-Racism Daily email with Nicole Cardoza.
★ Checking in with suppliers/manufacturers re: their anti-racism values. Replacing the ones who support systemic racism (ULINE 👎🏼) with new partners who are doing the work.
Many of these items turned out to be more time-consuming than I expected, so it’s slow going. There will be on-going follow-ups and adjustments as I learn more.
I’ll be happy to share my learning and progress in my future emails and would love to hear what you’re working on, too.
Now – some shop updates for you 💌
I created several cards and gift bundles for a virtual popup in May, and it was a lot of fun 🥰 so I’ll be bringing them to my webshop!
You can now shop 13 Card & Gift Bundles.
Another exciting news…
I’ll be making more block printed tea towels in the next couple of weeks.
Just in time for summer cooking 🌞
I haven’t block printed on fabrics for a while, so I’m looking forward to the meditative process of print making.
Take care of yourself and keep doing the work 🙌🏼