We know many of you come to the blog every week for Click. Read. Love. It happens to be our most popular series. There’s probably a good portion of you that only come here for this post every week, that’s ok too :). It’s one of our favorite posts to write. So we wanted to take this opportunity and make today’s edition of CRL a bit of a resource guide to share some of the articles, podcasts, videos and other educational resources that we’ve found the most helpful in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against systemic racism over the last week.
Of course, we know there’s SO much information out there, and this list is by no means exhaustive. Our hope is that this can help any of you looking for a starting point. There is much work to be done. And we know that this effort doesn’t have an endpoint or an expiration date.
This is a lifelong commitment and we are just getting started. We look forward to having more meaningful conversations with all of you. And on Monday we will be sharing how we plan to move forward. Please continue to share with us the resources you find helpful. As well as the Black-owned businesses, creators, educators, writers and others you’re discovering and find inspiring right now. Thank you so much for being here. – Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 6.5.20
A thought provoking read. What is an anti-racist reading list for?
Listen to the podcast Justice in America to better understand the criminal justice system, particularly its impact on the poor and people of color. Start with episode one which covers the bail system.
The problem with “All Lives Matter.”
How to Talk to Your Family About Racism by Jen Winston.
The best ways to support protestors and where to donate to help end police brutality and mass incarceration.
Check out and subscribe to The Kinswomen Podcast: a series of candid conversations on race, racism, and allyship between women. Hosted by Hannah Pechter and Yseult Polfliet. Also, follow them on Instagram.
This series that Emmanuel Acho just started called Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.
I joined The Conscious Kid Patreon which has a ton of great resources for parents. (J)
Black-Owned Businesses and Brands to Shop
This online marketplace of all natural products from black-owned brands is amazing.
Black-owned clean beauty brands:
- Briogeo (one of my favorite hair care brands!) – Particularly love the Color Me Brilliant Shampoo and Conditioner, Tea Tree Oil (I add a few drops to my shampoo as a scalp treatment), and the Deep Conditioning Mask.
- Golde – In addition to superfood face masks they also have organic superfood latte blends with ingredients like turmeric and cacao.
- Organic Bath Co – An organic, clean beauty brand (based in Boston!) that makes body butter specifically suited for dry, sensitive skin (and to help things like sunburn or eczema).
- Dehiya Beauty – A plant-based, vegan, organic skincare line. I ordered The Dreamer lip and cheek tint and the White Jade Gua Sha.
- Hanahana Beauty – A clean beauty brand with a focus on ethically sourced ingredients. I ordered the shea butter eucalyptus.
- Range Beauty – Clean beauty foundation for every shade and specially formulated with acne and eczema in mind.
- Beneath Your Mask – Luxurious clean beauty brand including serums, scrubs and moisturizers.
- Black Girl Sunscreen – A cruelty free, vegan, reef safe sunscreen for women of color.
- Mischo Beauty – A vegan, cruelty-free and 10 free nail polish brand.
- Piper Wai – All natural,cruelty-free deodorant. I ordered this and can’t wait to test it!
- Pear Nova – A 5 Free, vegan, cruelty free nail polish brand. They have some really good shades!
If you want to order from Black-owned independent bookstores, this list is by state. (C)
This is the sweetest children’s clothing line made with cotton and linen fabrics.
Super excited to try this non-toxic household cleaning brand Pur Home Clean.
Love this razor brand that sells single blade steel razors. Super low waste and eco-friendly!
I’ll be ordering one of these heirloom dolls for Marin as soon as they’re restocked. (J)
The absolute cutest pacifier clips, teethers, and silicone bibs for babies.
Brands Supporting the Movement
You can use your Beauty Insider points at Sephora to make a charity donation to the National Black Justice Coalition. I did it this morning and it was super easy!
Cocokind has been donating 100% of their online profits to a different anti-racism organization every day as well as $10,000 to the ACLU.
Ben & Jerry’s has been a long time supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and put out a statement including concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy.
Thrive Market is donating $50,000 to Black Lives Matter and matching employee donations 2:1.
Etsy is donating $500,000 to Equal Justice Initiative and $500,000 to Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund as well as matching employee donations.
On Instagram Check out…
A mix of people we’ve been following and some new accounts that we’ve discovered and love. We’ll be sharing more of this from now on: