Hello everyone and welcome back!
First, I want to say that I am truly so inspired by the community of strong, brave and resilient women we have cultivated through IVL Collective. Your strength, dedication and support has not gone unnoticed, and I appreciate you all making your voices heard and speaking your truths.
Like so many others, I have taken this last week to reflect, learn, and grow. I know I still have a long way to go, and I am committed to continuing that growth – starting within my own home. I love this graphic from @ohhappydani and believe it wholeheartedly.
Until we fix it within our own hearts and address it within our homes, nothing will change. I want a better future for my children, and for everyone in our world. I hope and believe this powerful movement will bring positive change. I hope from this, we can all learn to love everyone – regardless of skin color.
To me, it is important to raise my children with respect for everyone. I hope to teach my kids that there is one human race. Yes, it is important to address and recognize differences, but I want my children to know that those differences should be celebrated.
Below are some amazing books I have been or will be implementing in my home to open a conversation about race, diversity and prejudice.
I hope you are all well.
With love, Emily