We should support women of color all year long, but since this is the time of year that most of you will be spending money and cashing in your end of year bonuses, consider shifting capital to them. Read the cornerstone piece about why you should give your money to women (especially women of color).
For people local to the Salt Lake area, this website has a list of people of color owned businesses and artists. S/O to Ella Mendoza for compiling all this useful information.
The ELIXHER Index features restaurants, retailers, organizations, and more that are owned by Black lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender women.
Help Puerto Rico by supporting their economy! Shop+Hire a boricua connects you to entrepreneurs and small business owners in Puerto Rico. You can also find many items on the Raices Yoga shop, which features products made by Puerto Ricans.
Commission a woman of color artist to create something for your loved ones.
Leave extra with your tip.
Follow the hashtag #BuyBlack & #ShopLatinX on Twitter and Instagram for more ideas
You may also choose to skip shopping on Black Friday and use the money you would have spent to donate to support the communities targeted by the Flint water crisis. I personally think this crowdpac to build a movement in Flint is a pretty great place to do that, but there are tons of charities and GoFundMe’s that you can also donate to.
What did I miss? Leave it in the comments!