I am a small business owner but I am also an activist. In the spirit of transparency, I first want you to know where I stand and then invite you to stand with me. In light of recent events that have highlighted ongoing injustices in our community and in our world, I am issuing the following statement:
All human beings are created equal and deserve to live freely from oppression and injustice. I recognize that I exist in and benefit from a white-centric, white supremacist system and I am committed to dismantling said system. I am committed to spending my time, energy, and money in spaces--be they virtual, mental, or physical--that actively work toward progress and liberty for people of color, people who are disabled, people whose gender identity, sexuality, or any other aspects of WHO THEY ARE have rendered them marginalized and oppressed by the system of colonization and brutality advanced by whiteness and the normative values of American culture.
If you are a person who has been marginalized by our culture's institutions and systems, please know I am committed to holding space for you and creating sanctuary for you.
I will continue to study and listen. I will continue to look in the mirror to engage deeply and honestly with my own learned and ingrained fragility, privilege, and phobias. I am open and I am willing to do better. I am here and I am standing with you.
My COVID-19 policies have shifted a bit. Please take note before booking to ensure that you are still comfortable. Please text me if there is anything I can clarify for you. I cannot WAIT to see you and help you rejuvenate a bit amid the stress and strain of COVID-19 and during this time of growth and awakening in our world. In addition, please review my social justice statement in order to be sure you still want to spend your money with me. I value each of you greatly and I believe in full transparency. We each must decide upon which side of history we will stand.