What We've Been Reading Lately
As we shared a few weeks ago, we've been focused on listening and understanding the steps we can take to make Miracle 10 more inclusive and representative of our customer-base. This week, we wanted to share some of what we've been reading that's been helpful, informative and important as we work on our collective progress towards breaking down systemic racism.
By Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Refinery29 Senior Writer & Contributor to Lainey Gossip Kathleen Newman-Bremang interviews Montreal-based Kim Knight and Torontonian Shanelle McKenzie, founders of The Villij, a new wellness space for women of colour. They discuss the importance for accessible and inclusive wellness spaces by and for Black people.
By Brandi Morin
With National Indigenous Peoples Day having just passed on June 21, we've also been working to make sure our framework moving forward address and includes our Indigenous customers and ways to work towards reconciliation. Brandi Morin is a French/Cree/Iroquois award-winning journalist from Treaty 6 in Alberta.
By Denise Balkissoon
Denise has built a very successful journalism career in Canada, and in this recent opinion piece for Chatelaine she recounts her experience being, at times, the only woman of colour in the newsroom and her efforts to have a dialogue about representative newsrooms across her career.
By Bee Quammie
With the Toronto Board of Health officially declaring anti-Black racism a public health crisis, Bee Quammie explains how things like name bias, microaggressions, scientific racism and more shape the experience of BIPOC when it comes to healthcare, experiences in the workplace, poverty and more.
By Cheryl Wischhover
We've seen the Pull Up for Change movement gain significant and meaningful traction in the wake of the last few weeks, and have been watching and learning closely from its creator Sharon Chuter, founder of makeup brand Uoma. We recently shared in a post that our team is diverse but not diverse enough, and we currently do not have any Black representation on our team. This movement is holding brands like our own accountable for making the right changes moving forward, which we're excited to be working on.