Black is Beautiful.
Black voices matter.
Black experiences matter.
It has always been Dea Dia's mission to be representative and inclusive and we hope it shows through our branding and messaging. As a business owner and white ally, I will continue our work as an anti-racist company and will actively work to dismantle white supremacy.
I will be quiet and listen. I will show up and protest. I will donate to black organizations. I will buy from black owned businesses. I will write to elected officials and will vote for people that are working to make systemic change. When the time comes for this business to expand, I will actively recruit BIPOC talent.
This is the very least I can do and I hope you will consider doing the same.
I've compiled a list of my favorite Black business owners, creatives, artists, thinkers & films for you to explore and support.
Katherine Theobolds of Zou Xou Shoes https://www.zouxou.com/ - Artisan ShoesOgechi Anyanwu Eye of the Sun http://www.eyeofthesunoa.com/shop - Leather AccessoriesRoachele Negron of Rayo + Honey https://rayoandhoney.com/ - Home Decor
WRITERS, THINKERS, CREATORS
WATCH, LISTEN, READ
Spike Lee - every movie
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk
Watchmen - HBOTrevor Noah - George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper
This is, of course, not an exhaustive list. Our work doesn't end here. We believe in direct action, voting to root out systemic racism, writing elected representatives, defunding the police, speaking out when we see injustice, having hard conversations and the willingness to listen and change.