The U.S. is home to roughly 2.5 million black-owned businesses, according to the Census Bureau. Although the vast majority are sole proprietorships or small-scale affairs, an increasing number have regional reach and national ambitions.
Voting with your pocketbook is one of the best ways to effect change in a capitalist society. And I stand by my commitment to do ethical, thoughtful business with my clients, and to support ethical, thoughtful business in my community.
One way that I’m committed to supporting the Black community is by diversifying the content I consume and the businesses I shop. Here are 10 creators, artists, and businesses that I find simply inspiring and beautiful:
Alyson shares her slow, simple, sustainable lifestyle that is deeply rooted in nature and the earth on her blog and Instagram. She is open about her healing journey and encourages others to begin their own with her online herbal shop, Earth Star.
Tabitha is a ray of sunshine. She is an actress and vegan food influencer, and one of my favorite things about following Tabitha is listening to her motherly talks on Instagram. She speaks to followers in her soothing, honey-like voice and spreads love, joy, and encouragement.
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Influencing in Color
These four women, Nikki, Meghan, Shay, and Brandy, started Influencing in Color to be a positive influence for people of all color through their commitment to diversity and inclusion. @influencingincolor
Morgan Harper Nichols
Please share some of your favorites to support and follow as well!