During this time, we want to acknowledge the current state of our world right now, especially within our own country. In addition to the widespread of COVID-19 in America and various other countries, there has also been another disease we’ve been fighting since the beginning of time: racism. We’re taking this time out to show our support for the #SayHerName movement, as well as #BlackLivesMatter; without you, there would be no us.
There have been countless innocent Black people who have been senselessly murdered at the hands of law enforcement; not just within the past few months, but for centuries. We have an obligation to ensure our customers, stylists and partners are supported in the fight against racism.
Being that we work with a plethora of Black women from all over the United States, we want to take this time to let you all know that this is also our fight. Women are too often silenced, and the fight for the right to be seen, heard and alive is not a fight to endure alone.
Black women are the driving force behind innovations in the hair industry, in addition to the creativity that is unmatched by hair stylists and hair enthusiasts. We assure you that your voices will be heard, and not forgotten. While we continue to post about new products, tools and techniques, we are also committed to giving recognition to women who are making waves in the hair game.
#SayHerName is a movement created by queer, Black women who noticed a lack of voice and forgotten stories surrounding the disproportional murders against Black women in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The movement became a well-known hashtag in 2015, after Sandra Bland’s beyond tragic murder in police custody in Waller County, TX, which was ruled a suicide. Many gruesome stories followed, such as the recent murder of Breeona Taylor in Louisville. Taylor was shot eight times, leading to her murder, at the hands of Louisville police who had wrongfully mistaken her identity and broke into her house.
Last week, George Floyd was murdered after a Minnesota police officer forcefully and aggressively held his knee in George Floyd’s neck, for at least nine minutes. Only one of the four officers were arrested, and protests all of the world have sparked since then, and are still continuing. It is our job to use our voices to highlight the injustices that Black people face every single day. So, take some time to educate yourself on the movements, the protests and the movements. All lives won’t matter until #BlackLivesMatter.
To learn more information about how you can support the #SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter movements and protests, checkout the hashtags on Instagram. We stand with you. We see you. And we appreciate you for everything you do. In Solidarity, Lustro Hair.