We are one 🖤

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We are one 🖤

I stand with you in peace, love, justice and equality. 

I see you.

I want to do whatever I can to help. #blacklivesmatter

I've just watched a woman use her body as a shield to protect a business from looting here in Santa Monica.

I am speechless, my heart is breaking. I want to wait before I speak, yet I know it's time for me to try to put some words together, to send love to you today. ❤️

For me, sharing online for 14 years has always been with a focus on art, spreading a message of love, creativity, beauty, joy, creative business, and in recent weeks a vulnerable story of my infertility. 

While I have taken a stand many times, never openly in response to anti-racism.

I chose not to use my platform to grieve such despair.  And I see now, a witness to horrific events that have transpired for generations, and especially this week throughout our country, last night in my city of L.A., that it is time for me to do what I can to speak up more.

To anyone who may have interpreted my silence as supporting oppression, I'm so sorry. 

It's unimaginable to me that my silence could ever be interpreted that way, which means that I also have so much to understand and learn.

I have been naive, and it's time for that to change.

I have also been cautious to take a stronger stand over the years, for fear that my words will be misinterpreted.

The possibility that what I share may be misunderstood, can no longer be a reason to stay silent, especially if by speaking up I may make a difference for you.

I woke up this morning desperately trying to learn, listen, with a desire speak to friends who have a deeper understanding of this experience than I do, wanting to get assurance that I what I choose to share here will come across "right". 

And I realized it is time to trust myself to keep speaking clearly, thoughtfully from my heart with a hope that you will know that is always my intention.

I promise to stand with you in peace, to speak up more, to continue to stand in love,  and do all that I can to listen, learn and understand more. We are one. ❤️❤️