Talking about environmentalism extends far beyond the color of our skin. That was one of my big takeaways from this episode with Kim and Aliya in Part 2 of our conversation on environmental racism. While what’s taking place on our planet does disproportionately affect communities of color, its has impacts on us all – especially on the generations that will come after us – and that’s why it deserves all of our attention.
Last week in Part 1, I introduced you to Kim and Aliya – two mamas on a mission to educate and uplift the Black community on bringing safer and more sustainable home and self care options into their homes. I love everything about what they’re doing and am personally a huge fan of the products they sell! We’re talking more about those today and how they pick out the brands and products they showcase on their marketplace. But we’re also talking more about the WHY behind it all. Whether you’re white or a person of color, whether you’re a parent to littles or to fur babies, you need to hear what these two have to say.
Learning about environmental racism matters. There are marginalized communities receiving a lower quality of life by no fault of their own other than the color of the skin they were born with and the neighborhood they grew up in. That’s unjust. But, I love it when conversations around niche topics like these evolve into greater ones on being a more conscious consumer, and, overall, a better human. Kim and Aliya and giving us plenty of methods and asking plenty of probing questions to get you to think about both of those things today.
Links from the show:
Shop Paper Culture:
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates:
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho:
“Praying Circles around Your Children” by Mark Batterson:
“The Shack” by William Paul Young:
Judas and the Black Messiah:
“Small Doses with Amanda Seales” podcast:
Eu’Genia Everyday Shea Butter:
Evergreen Baby candles and home goods:
Pointe Wax Candles:
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