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black lives matter at ilovejeans.com

I’ve taken some time out to reflect on the atrocious death of George Floyd and the backlash this brutality has flooded out over the world and social media, especially Instagram. I want to get this right as it’s very important we all are apart of the solution as this is not the time to be neutral.

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love does not hate, it’s indifference. There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Wiesel

I want to share Patrice C. Washington who is an amazing black motivational speaker IGTV post – Dear White Friend: You Need To Take A Side.

Please watch to the end.


How ilovejeans.com will change:

I am really grateful to Patrice for posting the above as it’s exactly what I need to hear and spoke to me as a white woman who can make a change as an influencer, woman and mother.

Ilovejeans.com is a denim blog giving advice to women of all shapes and sizes and colours!

If you’re a regular here then you’ll know I always suggest jeans for all body types up until now these body types don’t have an association with race or colour, I suppose I’ve been neural as always focusing on body shape rather than the colour of the person in these jeans.

I work on an affiliate basis as I am a member of the Reward Style community which is a global network of 5,000 retail partners I am able to tap into and promote on ilovejeans.com when relevant to my niche.

Most of the images I use on this blog come from the retailer’s website (at times it is limited) but it is my choice which ones I can use. Often I’m looking at the different body shapes to make sure ‘all body shapes’ are represented equally. I am now going to include ( when there is the option) the images of black women. I want women of all ethnicities and colours to feel represented at ilovejeans.com.

Ilovejeans.com will be researching and promoting black owned denim brands and brands black women find are good for their body shape.

Please watch this space as “Black Lives Matter!


Feel free to comment below as always I’d love to hear from you…

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Sam Remer

7 Comments on BLACK LIVES MATTER AT ILOVEJEANS.COM

  1. Hi Sam,

    Thank you for posting Patrice’s video and for not shying away from the race issues that exist. As a black woman, a subscriber and a collaborator w you on Pinterest, this means a lot to me. There are not many people I gravitate towards online and one of the reasons I think I have a connection w you is that you always seem to be looking for ways to grow and learn more. I love that about you Sam!!

    • Thank you so much, Germaine, I really appreciate your comment. I think I have a long way to go but I totally get what Patrice said in her video, as there’s no room for staying neutral, we all need to be on the same side. My 7-year-old was watching ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and Will & Carlton got stopped by the police. Carlton thought they were stopped because they were driving too slow. My daughter asked why were they stopped and I explained to her it was just because they were Black and the police thought they had stolen the car. She looked very puzzled and said I’m sure it was because they were driving slow. We need a total non-racist generation of children to stamp out racism for good. I’m trying to bring up my children to be a part of this generation.

      • Your welcome. Every time I see that episode I cry!!! Carlton gets a rude awakening! I don’t have children and I really wished the children of today could just be reading history about this not watching it on TV.

        • You are totally right. In the UK, Black history is celebrated over one month each year in secondary school. Needs to be in the syllabus in primary school and taught right from the start. Thank you for opening up this conversation! Sam x

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