Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NOTD: NoH8...a collaboration against mean spirited bullying

I'm sure many of you have noticed, and if you haven't consider yourself blessed, that there is a lot of drama and in some cases hate in the nail polish community. I truly don't understand why it has to be and hope we can move forward someday as a more unified community where ridiculing others isn't accepted or encouraged.

While eradicating jealousy, hate and drama is a lot to expect...we can still encourage each other in being positive. One thing people should keep in mind is that even through the veil of the internet, people's feelings still can get hurt...and are being hurt :(


I touched on my story in the About Me of my blog and sadly this taunting and mocking didn't stop in grade/high school. I had not experienced it in my adult life until I came into the Nail Polish community. What people really need to understand is that while it may feel like an unattached, anonymous (or even funny) comment to you...to the person at the subject of that comment it could be a hurtful moment. There is a real person with real feelings on the other end...

November 8th has been chosen, along with the color purple, for us to band together and represent NoH8 in the nail polish community. I have not just chosen just any purple polish from my collection to wear for this but rather I created one instead. Below is a picture, it is a black jelly with a fine purple sparkle accented with purple square glitter. Maybe it is corny but to me the black represents the bullying and hate that keeps shrouding our community, the purple sparkle and squares represents each and every one of us, large and small, that have been affected by bullying, hatred or mean-spirited people...shining through the shroud of darkness.

See the links below to the other bloggers who are supporting this movement. We have all been touched by this, sometimes multiple times in various ways....let's all share the love and support NoH8!





33 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous purple polish! Thank you for supporting No H8 November 8th!!

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  2. This is an amazing polish and I was touched by your post. ♥

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    1. Thanks Ashley, this blog was a HUGE step for me and people don't understand what their words do to people, or they don't care. This movement means so much to me!

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  3. Very pretty polish! I don't understand why some people have to be so negative.

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    1. Me either, it is so much better to be positive and spread a friendly word! <3

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  4. I really respect all of the bloggers speaking out against this type of behavior!

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  5. Beautiful polish, and you have gorgeous hands! <3

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    1. Thank you, you just made me cry <3 I love you Nicola! <3

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  6. Great post, I'm in too. Gorgeous mani!

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  7. Woah what a gorgeous polish!!!
    And I am TOTALLY supporting! Going to put purple on my hands now!

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  8. Thank you so much for this blog. I'm feeling the wish to let others who may have been bullied in the nail world-- as I was-- to know that you do the whole community a favor when you let us know rather than going off to hide when it happens. This is a great day to come clean and let the community know. So please go on this or your favorite participating blogger's site -- and share that this happened to you. This puts the bullies on notice that this won't be tolerated. And I would also invite anyone who has stood by or participated in bullying to admit that too.

    I was personally bullied out of a nail group on Facebook so I know what it feels like. When people are bullied they will frequently feel ashamed. So if this is happened to you-- have the courage as these bloggers have and put down this burden by sharing.

    Thanks!

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    1. Alison I think this happens to a LOT of people in this community! It hurts the person being bullied as well as other caught in the cross fire of nastiness. I hope you have moved past that hurt and are still loving, enjoying and sharing nail polish!!! <3

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    2. Yes-- Rhonni -- thanks. A few friends have stood by me after I exited that group-- and it means a lot to me to be able to share this side of who I am which is more beauty loving and frivolous than my usual work. So being able to fess up feels really good. In addition to collecting indies-- I have an awesome vintage collection and not knowing this was planned for today-- I am still wearing my newly applied mani of vintage SH Hot Sauce. But I added Enkelini Violet Soul as accent nails. And as soon as I see tip ware-- I'm going to put on Viva La Vespa. Thanks so much Rhonni and your manicure is absolutely gorgeous. A black jelly with purple-- what a beauty.

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  9. Very well said and that is a gorgeous purple!

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  10. Lots of love, Rhonni! LOVE the polish!

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  11. This is ironic since you have your Sticks n Stone and Love, Lace, and Lawsuits to taunt a certain well-known individual in the community. Just sayin

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  12. I agree so much with what you wrote. No matter what the situation, we must never forget that behind every screen name lies a person, whose feelings we should consider before being hateful or mean. This campaign is the best and sweetest thing I have seen in the nail blogging world for a while.

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  13. Love this, Rhonni! Just fabulous from start to finish!

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  14. This just may be my favorite purple polish yet!!!

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  15. This is a beautiful polish! WANT! :)

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  16. Is this polish available? It is gorgeous.

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