Here at DoubleStar Photography, I am committed to diversity and inclusion.
Behind the scenes, I have been working towards having an inclusive brand and showcasing the diversity of my clients. However, in light of recent events, I am making the commitment to put this down for all to see and ensure that this statement remains in a prominent place on my website and social media.
- I am committed to including black vendors on my recommended vendors lists. I am working towards 20% of the list being black vendors and am making sure to include them not just because they are black but because they are good at what they do.
- As DoubleStar Photography grows, I am committed to hiring black employees and people of color. I am also committed to working with contractors who are inclusive.
- I am committed to including my clients of color and black clients on my website, social media, and all marketing materials. As I host and attend styled shoots, I will ensure that there is equal representation of black couples. I will only submit to publications who include people of color and black couples and have committed to being inclusive.
- I am committed to working with black vendors, getting to know them, and ensuring they do not feel like tokens in the event industry. They are not simply a demographic to be filled, but people who have valuable experience and insight.
This is not a comprehensive list of everything I am doing, but it is at least a start. I firmly believe that all lives cannot matter until black lives matter. I am committed in my personal life and in my business to supporting the cause of anti-racism, committed to educating myself, protesting when I can, writing letters and emails, making calls, and donating my time, talent, and money to ensure that racial equality is an actuality and does not just happen for a moment before we revert to our comfortable status quo.