First of all, I want to fully and sincerely apologize for posting a halloween costume photo that is clearly cultural appropriation. My actions were ignorant and disrespectful. I am so sorry. In addition, I want to apologize for not listening when many of you tried to explain to me (repeatedly) how this was wrong. I wish I would have listened and learned the first time I was told, instead my reactions were defensive and selfish. I was wrong. I’m sorry for taking so long to write this apology.
In my early days of blogging I wasn’t mature enough to tell the difference between a bullying comment and a legitimate call out. I made a lot of mistakes I am ashamed of and this is definitely one of them. I promise to listen moving forward.
I have removed the photo because it’s inappropriate and harmful. Please don’t interpret this as me trying to delete my past mistakes, but instead I hope it’s clear that I am trying to take responsibility and correct myself. I want to do the right thing.
I am so sorry. And thank you to everyone who called me out as you helped me learn something I needed to learn.