With so much pain and suffering impacting the Black community, and our communities of color around the country, Paige Vaughn Photo is committed to doing it’s part to stop the systemic injustices that face our non-white brothers and sisters (and those who identify with no single gender – of course).
Even though I will begin sharing wedding-related content again here on my website, I wanted to share my position on current events. This doesn’t mean going back to “business as usual.” My work to become a better ally is far from done. It won’t happen overnight and I’m sure I will make mistakes along the way, but I am committed to being and doing better.
As someone who previously thought I was doing a good job at being inclusive and anti-racist, I’ve learned so incredibly much over the month. There are still moments where I feel clumsy and am identifying ways racism is so deeply ingrained in our society. I’m still exploring being vocal while leaving room at the table for others to lead/speak.
Everyone’s approach to anti-racism is a little different from one another. For me, that looked like donating money to organizations, writing letters to my representatives, reading/sharing resources that I felt educated me that would help other non-Black people, and continuing to voice my distain for this administration (of which I will carry into the ballot box with me). For anyone else who feels like they’re still trying to find the right words to say, know you’re not alone.
This is isn’t the end of the road for me. The fight for equality and ending police brutality isn’t over. It’s important for me to share that posting about weddings again doesn’t mean I’m unsupportive or in disagreement with this movement.
Thank you for having grace with me as a small business owner while being supportive of the Black community in this country.
Are you looking to better inform yourself too?