The nominations for the Bloglovin awards you probably didn’t vote for have been announced, and man is pretty much everyone white. Other readers voted, and not everyone, but most of the finalists are white. Fashion is one of the most blatantly racist industries to ever shove this shameful fact in your face. But anyone with a laptop and a mother who gave them a false sense of confidence (sorry) can start a blog, so it’s gross to see the endless rows of white nominees that readers are keeping flush with free jeggings and stationery.
Props go to the lifestyle category for the diverse ways white people can wear all sorts of prints. Really commendable demographics. Counted among the row were: A Beautiful Mess, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Tuula Vintage, Kenza, and A Pair & A Share. For the personal style blogs, there’s Camille Over The Rainbow, The Blonde Salad, Song of Style, Style Scrapbook, and Oracle Fox. We’re not shaming these women for the impeccable way they wear coats over their shoulders and exist under a constant stream of orange sunlight. In fact, we’re being snark-free when we say those are some enviable skills and some enviable weekends, but why is nearly every single person white? We get that institutional racism is our dilemma. But this is the blogosphere, right? Democracy? There are just too many polished blogs created by females who aren’t white to ignore the jarring levels of whiteness here.
Of course we’re excited that Margaret Zhang and Michelle Phan made the cut, mainly because they’re not white. But ever heard of DulceCandy? Gabi Fresh? Curly Nikki? Urban Bush Babes? Nadia Aboulhosn? Jadore-Fashion? Style Maeve? No? More white people? K.
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