Welcome to Surreal Serene, I’m Serene & welcome back to my blog <3 I’m just your normal Arab girl from London.
Before I get into the post content, as some of you who follow me on Instagram & Twitter you will see I have been actively speaking out about Black Lives Matter and have utilised my social media accounts to spread awareness against RACISM & have utilised the platform I have and the influence & reach I have on my platforms to spread awareness and support the Black Lives Matter movement to stand against racism, to shed light on the reality that racism still exists amongst the Black community & minority group communities around the world. We are in 2020! It completely breaks my heart that over 400 years since the oppression of the black community, there still exists racism, injustices & oppression amongst the black community & minority group members such as myself. I’m Palestinian by origins. My fellow Palestinian brother’s and sister’s have been suffering oppression for almost 72 years, so the feeling of oppression and the severity of how important it is to grow awareness and stop racism, oppression, injustices is an important topic for me to spread awareness about in any way I can.
Due to recent current events, & after a number of deaths of Black community members in the U.S in the recent months including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few of the many this breaks my heart) protests took place in the U.S, The UK & ACROSS THE WORLD to fight for Black lives and against police brutality and to fight against & tackle the wider issue RACISM!
When will be the time that this all stops? The Black community have suffered over 400 years of oppression. IT’S 400 YEARS LATER and still exists prejudice against our brother’s & our Sister’s. There needs to be a stop! How can we make change??? WE NEED TO SPREAD AWARENESS AND TACKLE RACISM, and continue to educate ourselves on Black History and support the black community.
There are multiple ways to do this I am going to insert links to reading material, donation pages, petitions to sign and spread awareness to stand against Racism towards the Black community!!!
You can sign petitions, find out about donation pages & access important information about the Black Lives Matter movement below.
You can watch documentaries & tv shows / films about Racism in the UK & the Black British Experience, & reading material on racism & Police Brutality – a list compiled by Bustle.com/UK
Other ways you can support the Black community, by shopping at Black – Owned Businesses – I’ve attached a list of Black Owned businesses in the UK compiled by Bustle.com/UK
I also really wanted to utilise the resources I have & the platform I have to do something to show my support and my solidarity to stand with my Black brother’s and sister’s. I thought carefully about how I could support the Black Lives Matter movement and I wanted to get my small online jewellery business involved. So I uploaded a new Anklet in my online store, SSASSY STORE, and decided that 30% off profits on each sold Leila Anklet will be donated to 2 Black Lives Matter charities including; The @THE4FRONTPROJECT & @blklivesmatter movement (You can read more about the 2 projects below). The New Leila Figaro Chain anklet is available to shop in a sterling silver base & silver finish / or a sterling silver base & 18K Gold Plated finish. So essentially you can buy a gorgeous long lasting, allergy free & tarnish resistant anklet & in the process you are also contributing donations to IMPORTANT CAUSES, which is something amazing to do!
You can read about the 2 projects my SSASSY Store are donating profits to below:
The 4Front Project is a UK Based, Member led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom. You can check out the 4Front Project and access more information here – http://www.4frontproject.org
Black Lives Matter is a Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice for black lives. You can access more information here – http://www.blacklivesmatter.com
SSASSY STORE – Leila Figaro Chain Anklet – | HERE | £22.00
You can grab 15% off your first order over at my online store, using the code: SSASSY15 in the checkout!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed my SSASSY STORE Leila Figaro Chain Charity Anklets in support of Black Lives Matter #BLM blogpost!!!
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‘Waw’ Arabic Letter Initial Necklace – W£14.50
‘Sheen’ – Arabic Letter Initial Necklace – SH£14.50
Personalised ‘Birth Year’ Necklace£36.00 – £37.00
FALIS – CUBAN CHAIN 24K REAL GOLD PLATED NECKLACE£32.00
‘Meem’ Arabic Letter Initial Necklace – M£14.50
AALIYAH – Cuban Link Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings – 18K Real Gold Plated Finish£27.00
SABRINA – Sterling Silver Twisted Hoop Earrings – 18K Real Gold Plated Finish£25.00
Personalised Trainers Name Plates£36.00 – £38.00
Cuban Chain Old English Letter Name Anklet£35.00