Who doesn’t love a great piece of needlepoint? When I was first introduced to Needlepaint, I knew it was going to be a go-to gift source for the impossible-to-buy-for and the impossible-to-impress recipients.
Needlepaint makes custom needlepoint belts! I think these are the best. It used to be that you had to bribe someone in your family who knew how to needlepoint to make you a belt. Now you can have your own unique belt!
Perfect gift, right? With graduations and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better.
I just love all the little details. No stone is left unturned. How great are the palm trees and the famous gator statue outside of the stadium!?
Needlepaint is giving away a custom belt. Check out the amazing custom options you can do. The designers will take your ideas and turn them into an amazing creation you (or whomever you gift it to) will love for years to come.
I haven't known what to post, or what to say. I do have a lot to say, but I worry I'm going to say something wrong or misspeak or miss the mark and the easy thing would be to just, not say anything. Wait it out or turn my eye– but that's a luxury that I have because I'm white. I want to be an ally AND an advocate for people of color and that starts by using my voice both privately and publicly.
I know I'm not racist, but I don't think I have been as actively ANTI-RACIST as I POSSIBLY can be. I have been on phone calls with brands asking why not a single person of color has been included in the campaign. I have asked agencies for invite lists and declined invitations when not a single person of color has been invited. But I have also sat silent when friends, colleagues, family members, and strangers say or post something racist. Because uncomfortable conversations are hard. I own that I haven't been the best advocate, but I am committing to changing that and I hope my fellow white followers will too.
I shared an amazing list of resources for white people on my blog yesterday (5/29's On My Radar post). I don't believe it's the responsibility of black people to educate white people (the onus is on us), but I would like to thank @therealkamie and @badassboz for sharing so much truth over the past few days. Both are great follows– I have learned a lot from them. They have brought up points and conversations that I have had the privilege of not fully understanding and the luxury of not knowing based on my life experiences as a white woman.