Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nov. 8th No H8 Day


I fully support the movement among nail bloggers for eradicating hate and cyber bullying in our lovely nail polish loving community. Bullying is not funny, it is not right and it cannot be tolerated. I heard about this day being chosen this morning and luckily hadn’t already done a manicure for the weekend yet. Purple is the color that was chosen to show support for this cause and you probably already know about the image on my sidebar, as it’s being added to more and more blogs. Here is where I first addressed this issue a few days ago after the original incident and I didn't feel it was necessary to repost everything here, so I will expand on why I feel so strongly about bullying being wrong.




I was bullied in elementary school, because I stood up for a young student whose glasses were as thick as magnifying glasses when the others teased him, instead of just jumping on the bandwagon. There was another young man with red hair who pulled on my pony tails in 1st grade and onward would mock me, despite being mocked and made fun of himself. He was bullied, and tormented just like I and my friend with the glasses too, but he chose suicide at age 13 with a shotgun. Kids are cruel.

While I couldn’t bring myself to go to his viewing, yes they did one with a hood over his face, someone there pulled it off I heard. I just cannot believe how awful it was to hear that. I remember the guilt I felt because I had it in my power to do what I had with the other student, to befriend him. We both loved J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, but yet because of how he’d bothered me in elementary school. So as you might think, this holds a deeply rooted place in my heart to stand up to saying “This is wrong!”

We all love the joy nail polish is supposed to bring into our lives, and love sharing that joy with each other. It is my hope, that we will see this list below continue to grow over the next day as more bloggers find out about this. And next year, on November 8th, I’ll be doing another purple manicure in support of No H8 Day. I thank you for your support and want to thank every blogger on this list, you’re awesome for being part of this movement. Thank you for reading this and for your support, these bloggers listed below support No H8 too. 



10 comments:

  1. looks gorgeous, thxxx for the support!

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    1. Thank you Shannara! I really feel deeply about this subject so it was a no brainer for me to post this today. I am so happy to see the nail polishing community pulling together in support of this cause.

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    2. yeah it's great to see so many support this!

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    3. It really is! As soon as that badge appeared on the blog it's from that I posted about this subject and added it to my blog's sidebar without hesitation. I hope we hit 200 bloggers before the submissions are closed, wouldn't that be awesome? :)

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  2. Beautiful polish and a strong message!

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    1. Thank you Claudia! I thought sharing how it personally affected my life might be worth doing. Thank you for letting me know you appreciated it. ♥

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  3. Hi Pam, Can you send me the html code so everyone link and show up on my post? My email is irelishnailpolish@gmail.com or just leave the html code in the comments. THANKS! Jenni.

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    1. I don't know if it will show in the comments Jenni Lee, but I'd be happy to send it to you!

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  4. Yes....I just posted a blog post but im not sure how to get the links on my post? my email is goddess517@hotmail.com

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    1. Working on sending you an email Stephanie, give me a minute and it'll be on its way to you.

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