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:
Whether you’re meal prepping for yourself, your family, or for just better nutrition practices - it always helps for some fresh ideas to get the cooking creativity going! I wanted to share some of my go-to meal prep concepts that get me actually excited to prepare (and eat!). I also highly recommend subscribing to any food newsletters that can send you an endless steam of recipes that will knock your socks off.
Feeling like you need some intense self-care but can't get to a spa? No problem! Luckily, you can whip up a DIY spa experience at home in minutes. Some essentials that you need are: your favorite candles or diffuser, a shower of bath, a scrub or sea salt soak (we have plenty if you need one), oh and time set aside for you! Other things that I also like to include are my favorite relaxation playlist, post-spa moisturization, and maybe a face mask!