Lush Cosmetics: Black History Month 2019

Lush Cosmetics: Black History Month 2019


(gentle music) – It doesn’t mean for me that we’re celebrating just Black history, but we’re celebrating American history. And I think it’s important to, for anyone to see the possibility
of what one person can do, how they can change the world and just being relentless and resilient regardless of what our circumstances are. – I think that people think of the past as the past and just that. It’s not something that we
should continue to talk about. Even though it’s something
that’s still impacting lives each and every day. – I have children and they aren’t learning all the things that they should learn. I mean, people without
history don’t have, like, any, like, roots, it’s like
a tree without roots. Because I had to basically
take to the internet to learn about my culture
and, like, educate myself through picking things up,
Malcolm X, he’d said, just like, pick up anything that
you can get a hold of and you might get an idea. It just meant a lot, because
that’s how I learned. And I know I can’t be the only person that learned like that. – It’s important to know where
we have come from as a people and where are we going? There’s so much hate in the world. And to understand everyone’s background is just very important for each other. – There’s always gonna
be somebody out there who has that hatred, for
whatever reason, in their heart. And I believe that’s not
something that you’re born with. That’s something that’s taught. – I think that the question’s got so many different levels to it. It’s like, how can each
one of us be empowered? That has nothing to do with
color or origin or history. So we all have something within ourselves that need to heal so we can
be better at being who we are. – And I think that a lot
of people don’t realize the burden that a lot
of people of color carry on their shoulders each and every day when they walk into a room or where they see their
husband walk out the door or when they decide
what to name their child or when they decide what kind
of hairstyle they wanna have because they’re fearful of judgment. And until we all realize that we can work together
for the better good, there is nothing that will change. History will continue to repeat
itself over and over again. – Right now we need allies. And we need people to stand together because it definitely
matters, not just to me, but I feel like everyone. Everyone needs to acknowledge this because it’s part of everyone’s
history, not just mine. – Yes, I can never not be brown. (laughing) However, that doesn’t, it shouldn’t define what you think is special about me. Our differences fall so much more in so many other categories
than it does in race and color. – If you have questions,
or if you have concerns, like, just talk about it. Conversation can easily
move people’s hearts. So don’t be afraid. Like, yes, I’m a black woman. And this right here might
not always look friendly. But this in here always is. So don’t be afraid to talk to me. ‘Cause I’ll have the
conversation with you. – So if we want to heal and move forward and really become better, somehow we all have to figure out how to have a conversation
and also be able to let it go. And that means letting it
go with inside ourselves and that we can feel empowered to use that to make a difference, to
make a change, to be better. To be love.

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