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image via Ava & Isa With everything going on in the world, there has been some positive things happening. Many of us, including myself, have been involved in some extremely thought-provoking conversations. I’ve been learning so much and I know that this is only the beginning. I’ve learned more in the past week than I have in a very long time. And I’ve listened to podcasts, read articles, started listening to some audio books and donated to various charities including Black Lives Matter, Justice & Equality Fund and Minnesota Freedom Fund. Additionally,  in the last couple of days,  I’ve been introduced to some incredible, black-owned small businesses that I would love to highlight. I’m not sure how I didn’t stumble upon them before – they’re so up my alley!  I may have treated myself to a few of the below things… FIVE BLACK-OWNED SHOPS I’M SO GLAD I DISCOVERED Here are five small businesses that really spoke to me: image via Ava & Isa AVA & ISA: This children’s wear Etsy shop features the most adorable linen and cotton pieces. Seriously, I want multiple pieces for Sasha. Her shop is currently taking a break to fill orders, but again, I’ll notify you all when she’s back up and running. image via her Instagram LOLLY LOLLY CERAMICS: Lately, I’ve developed a new appreciation and love for ceramics and I’m thrilled I’ve been introduced to this shop. Lalese, the talented behind these ceramics, is currently in the process of launching her site. It’s not currently shoppable, but I’ll be keeping a close eye on it and let you know once it is. In fact, the above mug is the first thing I’m planning to get! image via Omiwoods  OMIWOODS: These stunning cultural gems are made with fair-trade African gold and globally sourced fine metals. The above necklace might be one of my favorites, but man oh man, there are so many stunning pieces on the site like these earrings. image via her Instagram  PRETTY PLEASE TEETHERS: I came across this shop yesterday and was immediately smitten. Filled with beautiful, neutral-colored teethers, rings, pacifier clips and beyond. In fact, I just ordered Sasha this teething lovey!  image via his Instagram LINOTO: I cannot believe I’m just discovering this linen shop with items ranging from bedding to napkins to tablecloths. Each item chicer than the last and everything made in New York! You can read about the owner, Jason, and his story here.  Personally, I’ve been on the hunt for a really cool tablecloth so I’m planning to order this one. This is just scratching the surface! So if there are any other black-owned shops that you think I’d love, please share.

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