Follow These Visionaries!
There's nothing I love more than supporting the businesses of talented people I believe in. Today's post is dedicated to three people of color doing amazing work with conscious vision. Get your professional photos done, get your skin and hair pampered, and learn how to save the planet while honoring its people.
Image: A Palmview High School mariachi band member wears a blue traje embelished with white stars and embroidery, a red moño, and a beige sombrero de charro. They are wearing red lipstick, pearl earrings, smiling brightly, and holding a violin and bow in their hands. Pure beauty. Photo by Vino Photography
California Country Organics
My mission is to take you away from the roller coaster of life and offer a moment to recharge with high quality body care products made by hand, sprinkled with love and unicorn magic.
Have you read a better business statement? A ch-ch-ch. That's right. A no, never.
Tracey Kennedy-Chan is a Black business owner, mother, and writer extraordinaire. Her natural, organic, hand-made products have worked wonders for eczema and healthy skin, have made teeth so white (chemical-free) that the moon will give the jealous side-eye, and have worked more miracles than the Shroud of Turin for hair.
Shop all CC Organics products here.
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Brown Girl Green
This all started when I attended this mind-blowing environmental conference my freshman year, where this white woman stood up and asked these panelists, "Why is no one taking action on climate? We should care about the birds and the bees and the trees! So why is no one taking action on any of this?"
And this empowered black woman stood up, took a deep breath, and she said, "You know, I come from Detroit, and I live where there's a factory polluting upstream down to my water supply. So I would love to care about the birds and the bees and the trees, but first, I have to care about my babies who are sick, my community who is dying, and just trying to survive by living paycheck to paycheck."
So we can't be talking about Yosemite if we're not even talking about Flint. We can't talk about farmers' markets if we're not talking about food insecurity...
Listen to her podcast Brown Girl Green on libsyn or soundcloud.
It's important to acknowledge that compassion for flora and fauna must also extend to our vulnerable, overlooked, and undervalued human counterparts. As Kristy puts it, "It's time to put Brown back in the Green Movement."
The people who can envision something great are of often times the people who actually do it. If you are just someone who has no ambition, then you will never achieve anything. Of course, I am not saying that it is bad not to have ambition, but it is really sad that there are people who do not have them. Ambition can make you do things that you would not have done. If you do not have an ambition, then what are you living for?
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