It’s not simply enough to have conversations about the injustices taking place towards the black community, we must have a continued effort to become anti-racist and allies with our brothers and sisters. While education and awareness is definitely key, they are merely a starting point. There are plenty of impactful ways for us to make change. One of those ways comes from our pockets- it’s where we spend our dollar.
Here at Etta+Billie, we’ve always had a heart for the small business community. Being a part of it ourselves, we recognize how crucial it is that we observe where our dollar is going and support local makers. We can start implementing change through empowering businesses to have resources and give to their communities through our spending habits. There are plenty of BIPOC businesses that deserve far more recognition than they receive, and we at E+B want to be committed to bringing awareness to these businesses. This is merely a start, but here are a list of some amazing makers to support:
Our delicious food-centric goodies all have a story behind their creation. Alana Rivera, owner and soap maven of Etta+ Billie will take us through a dive into the history behind our scented concoctions and the foods, memories, and people that helped bring them to life. This week, we are highlighting our classic Mint Coffee!
I’m not sure about you, but I’ve never understood the statement “time is a social construct” more than I have in quarantine. Days seem to fly by while also taking forever all at the same time, and the pass of each month never ceases to take me by a great surprise. Keeping a routine and rhythm is the one thing that can gives me some sense of “normalcy” and control in my day.
November is quickly approaching, which means the upcoming election is closer than ever before. Even with shelter in place orders, there are still many ways to become involved in this year’s election and do your part.