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Stepping Up

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Hazel Knit's ethos is to always be allies to BIPOC and LGBTQ communities - in our craft and in our community. We tend to use our voice more internally - in our day-to-day interactions, with acts of service, kindness, and generosity. Yet, there are times when it is imperative to use our voice outward. We stand in solidarity with the Black community. I've been listening to audiobooks, podcasts, and reading news and essays about how we got here. Every day I learn a new bit of history or viewpoint, often painful that I didn't learn in primary or secondary education. There's never been a more pivotal time seek change and take steps towards equality and justice. We support protesters who are using their voices to demand justice and change.

Donate. Listen. March. Support Black-owned businesses.

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects - Dalai Lama

Black lives matter.

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Ways to support black fiber artists, organizations, and personal education/growth. (An evolving list - ideas for additions welcome!)

Dyers and knit/crochet designers to check out:

https://bipocinfiber.com/people/

https://jeanettesloan.wordpress.com/poc-designers-crafters/

https://neighborhoodfiberco.com/

https://www.lolabeanyarnco.com/

https://ladydyeyarns.com/

Tamy Gore

Mara Licole

Vanessa Smith

Tian Connaughton

KnitDraper

Fatimah Hinds

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Patterns:

Mondim Socks by Andrea Mowry

Criterion Cowl by Casapinka


Instagram links to follow:

@ocean_bythesea

@ggmadeit

@bipocinfiber

@meetmakersofcolor

@blkmakersmatter

@themakersofcolorcollective

Donation Support:

NFC Momentum Fund

NAACP

ACLU

Podcasts and Audiobooks:

Dax Sheppard's Armchair Expert with Heather McGhee

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Sister Citizen by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ravelry thread for ideas.


 

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