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Let’s Be Friends!

Hi Aspirers! This week is suppose to be a new vlog but looking back at the footage I didn’t like any of it. If I didn’t like it I knew wouldn’t. I didn’t want to put something out just because it’s Tuesday, but what I do want to post will be more of a call to action.

You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to see what’s new, because for the other days of the week you’re missing out. If you haven’t already followed me on these platforms to see what I’m up to on a daily basis, here you go.

Can’t wait for you all to follow me along!

Instagram

Youtube

Tiktok

Twitter

Pinterest

See you soon, Courtney Renee

To Be Treated As A Person Shouldn’t Be A Request

Hi, Aspirers today I want to talk about something that will be uncomfortable but it’s necessary. I was brought up in a household of love but living in a society that still has hate in their hearts. Our ancestors fought for our freedom why would we stop? Why should we stop?

Just because someone looks different doesn’t mean they are any less. I love being around people that are different from me because we can educate each other. Hopefully one day our descendants will grow up in a society where they don’t have to protest and riot to be seen as equal. To be treated as a person shouldn’t be a request.

So much has been taken from us and is claimed as someone else’s. This society isn’t justice for all it’s clearly justice for y’all. Being treated fairly shouldn’t be difficult. Those people with hate in their hearts choose to be that way. As easily you can learn hatred you can easily find love. Those that choose to have a hatred heart will be bond to lack empathy, compassion, and love. Why put so much effort into a negative mindset?

There are multiple ways on how you can help out the black community. Our community tends to be used by corporations that benefit themselves by using us as they see fit by taking our culture to turn into dollars but lack consideration for us as people. If you have to reach out to these businesses/corporations to put out statements you clearly can see what they support but still consider reaching out to them to make it known that we see they aren’t taking action and change needs to happen.

Looking to support black businesses in NC check out Official Black Dollar and visit their website to look up black businesses. For a broader search check out Official Black Wall Street to check out a directory for black own businesses in general.

Donate to NC bail support funds TEXT NCSPAN to 22999. NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union, Fair Fight, Know Your Rights Camp, Color of Change, National Bail Out, GoFundMe George Floyd, Campaign Zero, Reclaim the Block, and Unicorn Riot. That’s just to name a few.

Educate yourself by having those uncomfortable conversations. It’s okay to ask questions. How can we fix and issue without having these conversations? We all don’t have the answer but support and understanding each other is important for this change to happen. Want to be able to bring dialogue and have conversations with younger generations here are some books you can read: The Skin I’m In, White Socks Only, One Crazy Summer, The Lions of Little Rock, and All American Boys.

Your vote does matter! Go out and vote for people in office that care about the same injustice as you do.

Lastly, I want to end this post with these powerful quotes.

“Have a vision. Be demanding.”
– Colin Powell

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
– Maya Angelou

“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.”
– Eldridge Cleaver

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama

Talk soon, Courtney Taylor

What’s in my swag bag? Southern Women’s Show Blogger Preview Event

Hey Aspirers!

I had the chance to attend the Southern Women’s Show Blogger Preview Event for the fourth time and I was super excited! I wanted to take some time to show you what I received in this year’s swag bag plus give you a little preview of the event.

If you’re in the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina this weekend go check out the Southern Women’s Show in Raleigh, NC! If you can’t make it to the event click the images below and you’ll be redirected the website where you can purchase some of these items.

Southern Women’s Show is located:

1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC

Date: April 12th-14th

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

The Curl Hangout

Hi Aspirers!

Yesterday I had the chance to volunteer at a natural hair event called “The Curl Hangout” in Durham, NC. I helped with their social media posts. I always hear a lot about natural hair events everywhere else and it was great to finally have an event near me. You know I couldn’t miss the opportunity. The panel for this event was phenomenal and the ladies gave us some tips about hair such as

  • Oil your hair last. Oil locks your hair from getting moisture.
  • Transition at your own pace. Transition to fit your lifestyle.
  • Don’t big shop if you’re not ready.
  • Low maintenance when transitioning.
  • The right hair tools make a difference.
  • Water evaporates from your hair every 3 days.

I also had a chance to meet and talk to women that had the same questions and concerns as I did. This was such an awesome event and hope Clarissa who coordinated it all continues this event in the future.

As I was working the event I had the chance to also record a little bit for you all. I could leave you all hanging! Check it out and also check out the Instagrams of the ladies on the panel and the vendors. The links are down below under the video. To make sure you don’t miss out on any events by The Curl Hangout follow The Curl Hangout for their future events!

The Panel

Vendors

Sincerely, Courtney Renee