Black Lives Matter Movement - Give Me Cosmetics
On the 2nd of June, Give Me Cosmetics took part in the social media pause to show our support for Blackout Tuesday.
We fully support this movement as we strive to promote diversity in respect of our brand’s outreach and our workforce. We actively take pride in creating an inclusive culture on race, gender, religion, age and disability.
However, we both acknowledge and recognise that as a popular brand there’s always more we can do. We must use our platform to encourage greater transparency throughout our image, ethos, with our followers, and when working with existing and future partners.
Moving forward, we intend to highlight in this blog and through our social media channels, details of charities and organisations that we as a brand are passionate about, and who we feel lending our support to can help make a difference in the fight against racial discrimination. By sharing these details with our followers, the public too can provide their support and help make a difference in helping diversity and inclusion flourish within our society.
How can we all get involved?
Charities & Funds
People and organisations to follow
Educating Ourselves & Others:
Articles and resources to read
Anti-racism resources for white people (via Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)
75 things white people can do for racial injustice (via Medium)
Ways to help (via Black Lives Matter)
“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (from The Atlantic, 2014)
Twitter Thread: UK-based charities, organisations and platforms whose work aims to eradicate racial injustice (via Black Ballad)
Twitter Thread: Advice for companies from Sheree Atcheson, Monzo’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion (via Sheree Atcheson)
Find more links to Black-owned Businesses here
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Natives by Akala
Dark Days by James Baldwin
Diversify by June Sarpong
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla
Watch and listen
Angela Davis on intersectional anti-racism (via Roshni Goyate)
The Color of Fear, directed by Lee Mun Wah (1994)
1619 by The New York Times
Code Switch by NPR
Small Black-owned Business's to get behind