An update on community support

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Our hearts have been heavy over the past week as we have been grieving, processing recent events and supporting our Minneapolis community on the ground. There are no words to properly express the weight and sadness of what happened to George Floyd, our neighbor, and we recognize his story is not singular given the historic oppression of the black community.

We believe it is our responsibility to listen without judgement, learn and take action. We stand in solidarity with those speaking up for what’s right and call for systemic change. We understand that we do not have the answers today, but we are ready to use our platform to contribute to the movement to end racial injustice.

Rae has donated to the George Floyd Memorial Fund to support his family in the days to come as they seek justice.

We have also donated to the NAACP to support the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. 

As an ally, our team has started to compile a list of resources for those looking to get involved, understand their own biases and use their voice:

* Anti-Racism Resources
* 13 Books You Should Read About Black Lives
* 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship
* 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
* How To Be Actively Anti-Racist
* Anti-Racism Project
* Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
* Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
* It’s Never Too Early To Talk About Race
* An Anti-Racist Reading List
* Showing Up For Racial Justice Educational Toolkits
* Petitions + Donations
* Resources + Educational Tools

We encourage you to use your voice in a way that feels right to you. If you have additional resources or suggestions you’d like to share, we welcome you to add them in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “An update on community support

  1. I had a chance to read your email. As I am a monthly subscriber to the company for my vitamins. Wellnes is a space that for a long time have never felt inclusive for POC especially Black Womxn. As i dove a lil more into the company the staff shows that to be very true. Want to really impact change make sure we are represented in the company too

    1. I am not a person of color, but I, too, was wondering how the hiring practices can be improved to make sure that the company properly represents the population and includes black women.

      1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Audrey! This is an important matter we have been discussing as a team, and we are actively working to attract diverse talent across our business as we grow. We are also implementing unconscious bias training across our organization to further our core value of inclusivity. These efforts will be ongoing and evolving, and we promise to be transparent about the process and results.

    2. Hi Elena! Thank you for your comment. This is an important matter that we have been discussing as a team. We are actively working to attract diverse talent across our business as we continue to grow. We are also implementing unconscious bias training across our organization to further our core value of inclusivity. These efforts will be ongoing and evolving, and we promise to be transparent about the process and results.

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