B L A C K L I V E S M A T T E R

I’m not about to pretend that I’ve always felt connected with what it means to be black.  

Truth be told it would be disingenuous considering my own feelings towards the topic of race and the feelings I’ve always maintained towards my own skin colour. In fact it wasn’t until my daughter was born that I felt ashamed of my previous beliefs because she clearly looked like me, yet I fell in love with a lot of the features that I had grown to hate.

No matter my own feelings I’ve always strived for equality and genuinely making a difference for those who need help, which is why ALL purchases from www.cerisse.co.uk have and over the course of June also go towards mind.org in aid of open discussions surrounding race and group therapies to support those who feel disconnected towards their heritage. 

The feeling of isolation and shame that come with disliking one’s own skin is real and stems from childhood trauma that is never truly addressed. 

In light of the upsetting death of George Floyd many individuals have been led back to the underlying question of what it means to be black or a part of something bigger to tackle those complexed feeling? The scheme offers mood regulation therapy to aid those who need the support to address those traumas in order to get better. This is a charity we have supported since CERISSE INTERIORS began and will continue to do so during this time.

One thought on “BLACKLIVESMATTER”

  1. How inspiring and strong you have become. It sounds as though your daughter has mirrored your beauty and it took this to open your eyes to how beautiful we all are. Your experience speaks for many who are made to feel ashamed of their colour or shade of skin and the deep-rooted reasons to why this is the case.
    Stand proud for your children and your ancestors and just as importantly… for you!

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