“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

At LeSalon, we have and always will be committed to diversity and inclusivity. We work hard everyday to create an inclusive platform and company culture where all voices are heard and represented.

However, these past few weeks have shone a spotlight on even more injustices within our society and it’s devastating. We have been shocked over the unjust and horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the harassment of Christian Cooper, the list goes on… Our hearts go to the communities who have been impacted and to the members of our community who are hurting. We are telling them that their lives matter, black lives matter.

Inclusivity and empowerment are values that are close to our heart: we represent a diverse and vibrant community of powerfully beautiful women, men, customers, therapists, people of any shape, colour or gender. We believe that as a community we have an opportunity to challenge the status-quo, which is why we’ve compiled a list of resources below for you to read, listen and drive change at your level.

At our level, we will be engaging with our community to understand how we can drive change within our business and community. We welcome ideas and suggestions as to how we can be better at driving change.

Silence is loud. Let’s drive change together, no voice, no action is too small.

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be not-racist, we must be anti-racist” Angela Davis

Online Resources:
Books:
  • Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins 
  • Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad
  • Heavy: An American Memoir - Kiese Laymon 
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown 
  • The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison 
  • The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin 
  • The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson 
  • White Fragility - Robert Diangelo
  • The Color Purple - Alice Walker 
  • Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult
  • Between The World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  • How To Be Antiracist - Ibrahim X. Kendi
  • Being Black in Britain: The Civil Rights Movement They Never Taught You In School - Jasmine Botchey
Organisations:

Here is a list of organisations you can donate to…

Petitions You Can Sign:
On Netflix:

Television shows, documentaries, and films have great power in educating and showing oppression and injustice. There is a mixture of fictional shows and true events that highlight oppression and racism.

  • 13th 
  • Dear White People 
  • When They See Us
  • See You Yesterday 
  • American Son
  • Orange is The New Black (specifically S4:E12)
  • Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
  • Time: The Kalief Browder Story
  • Who Killed Malcolm X?
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Strong Island 
  • Brian Banks 
Podcasts:
  • About Race
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast 
  • The Diversity Gap 
  • Code Switch 
  • Pod for the Cause 
  • Seeing White
  • Pod Save The People 
  • The Stakes 
  • Shine Brighter Together 
  • Code Switch
  • What Matters
  • You’re Pretty For A…
  • The Intelligence
  • 1916
Jennie Waeland

Jennie Waeland

Jennie is LeSalon’s Marketing Assistant, covering everything from beauty, lifestyle and, of course, manicures. She graduated from the University of Roehampton with a degree in film and has since used her skills to produce various content and illustrational pieces.

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