Tomorrow is my birthday, so naturally I’d like to take this opportunity to make all sorts of b-day demands. First, I’d like world peace (naive? Maybe, but it’s my birthday and I can do what I want to!). Second, can we just be kind to one another? Tap into that human compassion that often lays dormant deep down somewhere? I myself will take this next year to practice patience and understanding (even if some hot shot in a Benz cuts me off while driving. Maybe he had a good reason? #patience.)
While the United States is definitely moving towards acceptance of the diverse population, it haunts me to watch the news and hear about discrimination or unfounded anger towards one another (and towards animals for that matter.)
Acceptance is something that’s part of our DNA as humans beings. That whole ‘do unto others’ stuff makes us feel good for a reason. Why? As the great Dalai Lama XIV once said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Caitlyn Jenner, who famously transitioned from male Olympian Bruce Jenner to her current, and more “free” (her word) female status, is doing her part to change the conversation about both being transgendered and the transgender community. “People come up to me and tell their stories, that they have a trans person in their family who they never ever talked about before, it was kind of swept under the rug,” she told MAC in a recent interview.
And now the fearless reality star – and beauty icon – has teamed up with MAC to continue her support of the transgender community through sales of her new MAC lipstick, Finally Free, which retails for $17. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the rosy hue will benefit the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative, which supports transgender communities.
Tweet me @actsoflipstick and let me know if you’ll try the new lipstick.