Today is Juneteenth and I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t know the history until this week. There’s a link to an informative website below with a ton of really helpful educational information along with resources for how to take action and honor Juneteenth.
I also want to say a quick thank you for sharing your stories and experiences or just offering words of encouragement on this post. Honestly I didn’t even realize how bad it was until I shared it. It felt like a dark cloud was lifted, and reminded me once again how lucky I am to have such an amazing community of women. I’m beyond grateful for that. Wishing all of you a great weekend. xx Jess
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Today is Juneteenth. This website was created to provide the history of Juneteenth along with resources for how we can take action to honor this day.
The story of the woman who came up with the rape kit and forced police to treat sexual assault as a crime.
LemLem is an incredible Black-owned sustainable fashion brand and they have some gorgeous pieces on sale right now. I ordered these pants they look so lightweight and comfy. This top would be a great beach cover up too.
This is my favorite clean UV protectant spray. It’s a leave in detangler (I spray on damp hair) and it will help prevent color fade. (J)
Netflix is sort of crushing it when it comes to rolling out new content. I think I mentioned that we watched The Order’s first season and season two just got rolled out. (C)
A new study links climate change and air pollution to increased risks of pregnancy complications, disproportionately affecting Black babies.
If you need to celebrate but are light on party guests (aren’t we all these days?) this small batch funfetti cake from Michelle at Hummingbird High is perfect.
A few beauty products that my fellow Sephora Squad members recommended during our Zoom party: Tatcha Skin Mist, this Hair Mask from Briogeo (I also loved reading the founder’s story), Tower28 Cream Bronzer (love this stuff), Playa Dry Shampoo (LOVE this brand).
Pride is looking a little different this year! Here’s how to celebrate virtually.
A short history on housing segregation—there have been a lot of great articles explaining the history of systemic issues that aren’t covered in your average history class.
Have you heard of #BlackoutBestsellerlist? From Sunday June 14th to Saturday June 20th the challenge is to purchase two books from Black writers. We both got So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Caylin got Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi and Jess got Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid. A friend also recommended this book of poetry by Della Hicks Wilson that I can’t wait to read.
For anyone who likes a good bargain or vintage find, here’s how to use successful search terms on Etsy, eBay, and other sites.
These might be the best gluten-free, vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. Yum! Or if you’re in the mood for something more daring, try these pretzel shortbread cookies.
I just got this beautiful print from Shore—Creative and I can’t wait to hang it in my living room. The paper choice and texture is next level. (C)
A great list of Black-owned wineries from Alicia.