Members of the Hair Stylist Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"

Members of the Hair Stylist Community say: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"

As a hard working self employed hair stylist, wife and mom, I want to invite all my fellow stylists, beauty consultants, general creative types and moms to stand together against the racial, gender, cultural intolerance that Donald Trumps words and proposed policies promote.

Such bigoted views stand in stark contrast to everything our industry stands for: individual freedom, acceptance, diversity and love! Trump's fear mongering and and proposals put so many of our friends, loved ones, customers and colleagues at risk particularly Latino, Muslim-Americans, disabled and LGBT communities which add such immense contributions to our industry and country.

I try to embody the golden rule in everything I do to set a good example for my children, neighbors and customers who hail from such a wide variety of backgrounds. Donald Trump stokes fear, anger, bigotry and misguided stereotypes and we must take a strong stand against his policies for the good of our children and our country!

Join me in saying: Donald Trump is not who America is and he doesn’t represent our values.

Why is this important?

I am proud to work in an industry that values diversity, inclusion and tolerance and I try to instill these values to my children and all members of the community. Now we must show that these values are worth standing up for to ensure that Donald Trump's hateful vision for our country never comes to fruition.

The views expressed in this letter are solely those of the individual author. They do not express the views or endorsement of any named organization