Two weeks ago, we decided to stand up and speak out against racism. Our team made the decision to utilize our platform to influence our nano and micro-influencers. It wasn’t a tough decision for us, because there’s only one side to this storyline, that is – racism and systemic discrimination are wrong.
We reached out to our Black influencer community and listened to their stories. We reached out to small Black-owned businesses and listened to their stories. We took advantage of #Blackouttuesday to educate ourselves and listened to our Black community.
Then, we used our platform to speak up.
We amplified the often unheard voices of our Black creators, shared their stories and experiences with our community, provided various resources, and encouraged love.
But, enough about us. Today, our Swayer Spotlight is shining on our talented Black creators. Read on to hear their voices and note the relevant resources on how you can help eliminate injustice and discrimination.
Their cries, anger, and voices are being echoed across the world. We hope the message from our Black nano and micro-influencers have resonated with you and we encourage you to speak out, listen, advocate for change, and continue the conversation.
Jenn, Tolu, Lesley-Ann, Shawnaci, Ketsia, and Manda – thank you for your bravery and for allowing us to amplify your voices on our platform. We will always stand by you.