Trending Now | Golden Globes Recap, H&M, and the Revolving Lack of Diversity Issue

What a weekend! It took the entire Monday to get my thoughts together…

Last year, I’d toyed with the idea of starting a “What’s Trending” type post because there are times
when I want to discuss what is going on in the world and it doesn’t really fit into Motherhood, Food or
Beauty categories. When I thought I’d do a quick Motherhood post chronicling our fun time with
Pumpkin at a friend’s bday, but uhhhhhhhhhhh….I feel like it’s TONS to cover.

So Sunday, we watched the Golden Globes and there were quite a few moments I wanted to mention.

First up, Aziz Ansari! One of favorites made history as male Asian actor to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy! Currently fangirling #MasterOfNone
Sterling Darling! Witcho ol’ debonair, sultry dark brown, easily Viola Davis level dramatic acting behind! Mr. Sterling K. Brown! Congrats by making history as well becoming the first black actor to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama! Let me go find my box of tissue for #ThisOfUs

...and that leads us to……………...

The moment of the night was when Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes and then delivered a moving acceptance speech…one quote that stuck out to me is..."Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have..." Here's a full transcript of Oprah's speech!

Now after all those historic firsts for minorities, uplifting words from media icons and yet women-led
activism (in a #Hollywood kind of way), here comes Monday ol fugly behind!

The conversations that dominated my social feeds were:

  1. This damn sweatshirt!

If you don’t find this problematic...I’m going to direct you to google “obama monkey” and see how your fellow citizens regularly categorized the former leader. 🙄

Lastly, is my final point of the day and the driving force of writing this post. Here are a series of tweets to get you caught up if you've been under a rock for the past 24 hours. 

Consider me Triggered AF! Here are few responses I found to this issue. 

Lack of diversity and representation is STILL a problem and the only way to combat it is share those that are out here shining! I was inspired to post this by this beautiful amazon melaninated  blogger I met a few week’s ago at @the_key2style’s #SuiteXmas Sale. Queen’s name, Valerie and she goes by @OnACurve and she not only said every word that needed to be said about Revolve and their lack of diversity but she also inspired others to do something about it!

The lack of WOC being seen and valued in media, in blogging is not isolated. It is a bigger issue that is actually present in society as a whole. Working on diversity encompasses not only race but also gender, physical appearance, and sexual orientation. If you want diversity and inclusion statistics to change, you’ll have to do something about it. We can circle our content within our communities and enjoy the support of each other.  

Yet, I challenge my readers that do not identify as a minority to share this content.

In the meantime, go check out Valerie from @OnACurve’s newest endeavor #YouBelongNow
Let’s put an end to the consistent exclusion of Black Women.


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