Dear Wool&Prince community,
In light of the recent murders of innocent lives such as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the horrific racial injustice and police violence that have occurred in our country, we are here to say that we are committed to working toward ways that we can do better as a company, and as individuals in our communities. We have a responsibility with our platform to not stay complicit in silence. Enough is enough.
We feel compelled to share with you some of the ways that we're taking action.
1. Conversations: Facilitate more conversations around racial inequality, systemic oppression, and white privilege with our small team. Encourage each other to hold similar, challenging conversations with our family members and friends. Urge one another to speak up when it matters.
2. Donating: There are many organizations that are fighting for change. See a few of them here.
3. Looking inwards: Taking the time for personal study. There are so many resources available, it’s a great time to learn where our blindspots are. Listen to the many voices for change and carry the momentum. Social media is a powerful tool, but it isn’t enough—this means holding important conversations, checking our own biases and privilege, and educating ourselves about the long history of racial violence in America. We realize there is so much work to be done.
4. Raise voices: We’re committed to amplifying the voices of people of color in any way that we can.
Powerful artwork by Shirien Damra. Follow her work at shiriendamra.com and @shirien.creates