To Be an Inclusive Wedding Professional You Must First Diversify Your Life

To Be an Inclusive Wedding Professional You Must First Diversify Your Life

There are tons of awesome articles out there to provide you with the steps needed to make your portfolio diverse. They offer great and practical advice. But before you even get there, before you start down this road in earnest, challenge yourself to first look at your world. Invest in folks in your life belonging to marginalized communities and hear their stories. Actually listen to them. Let them impact your work as much as the latest Instagram or photography group does.

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Tulle & Fury // Being Woke Can Break You Down: How to Find the Balance

Tulle & Fury // Being Woke Can Break You Down: How to Find the Balance

We didn’t take our first breath of air in this world being the most radical, the most conscious, or the most woke. We got conditioned into believing a lot of harmful, untrue things. It takes some of us decades to unlearn those things, some even longer still, but it’s not a sudden result, it’s a process.

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Tulle & Fury // Deteriorating Mental Health and Entrepeneurship

Tulle & Fury // Deteriorating Mental Health and Entrepeneurship

Three months ago I started to feel depressed; you know the kind of slow dread that works its ways into your bones? That was me. I finally recognized the culprits, so I stopped checking the headlines first thing in the morning, I took Facebook and other social media apps off of my phone, and something spectacular happened because of it. I felt better. I liked getting up in the morning. I didn’t feel the creeping anxiety of wondering who else was going to lose rights, livelihoods, or lives that day. Ignorance was freaking bliss. The world didn’t stop. Shitty things kept happening, but I stopped finding out about them.

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Tulle & Fury // Should Wedding Professionals Consider Active Shooter Training?

Tulle & Fury // Should Wedding Professionals Consider Active Shooter Training?

I’m sure a morbid game of Six Degrees of Trigger Separation could be played by every person in this country. How close have we been to death? How close have we been to being in that congregation, or at that concert, or in the sights of a killer? We mourn for a few news cycles. We run stories about the shooter and his family. We scrutinize the details of the day. We ask how this could happen in a year in which it’s already happened 376 other times. We watch analysts and pundits debate every point except the one that matters. We hold vigils instead of being vigilant about preventing another tragedy. It doesn’t have to happen but it does and it will.

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Tulle + Fury // Diversifying Your Portfolio is Simple

Tulle + Fury // Diversifying Your Portfolio is Simple

From Facebook groups for creatives, to one-on-ones and networking events, I’ve heard again and again, “I really want to break into ‘that‘ market.” Or my personal favorite, “Well how do I find ‘them’?”

Y’ALL. Honey. Baby. Sweet Lord.

I promise I will try not to be condescending, but it’s a little obtuse, don’t you think? If you’re a photographer that wants to do more black weddings, do a shoot with black people in it. I promise y’all it’s that easy. Do you know why? People just want to see themselves represented. People want to see themselves.

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Tulle + Fury // Diversity is Too Often a Tokenizing Buzzword, Especially at Conferences

Tulle + Fury // Diversity is Too Often a Tokenizing Buzzword, Especially at Conferences

I’m not going to lie, I love conferences. The networking, the speakers, the development, and an awesome trip? Count me in! But the more I started to research conferences for the next year, the more frustrated I grew. Why the hell did everyone look alike?! ’m fascinated by influencer conferences that can’t seem to find black, brown, queer, differently-abled, or female voices for panels. I’m even more fascinated how if you’re any combination of these identities, it’s even harder to find representation at major events.

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Tulle & Fury // Being Sexually Harassed by Married Men at Weddings

Tulle & Fury // Being Sexually Harassed by Married Men at Weddings

To make it even worse, the large majority of men who’ve hit on me at weddings are married. Physical safety aside, there is an emotional cost to working so hard to plan a celebration of marriage and then witness someone else shit all over theirs. What is it about weddings that emboldens guests to act like they aren’t married? Is it the desire to feel in control? Or to assert power over a woman? Especially a woman of color?  Is it simply because they’re A-holes?

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Five Reasons to Attend {un}convention San Francisco

Five Reasons to Attend {un}convention San Francisco

So you've seen us preaching about (un)convention San Francisco. You live in the area (we hear East Bay is really rad right now), you have next Sunday free, and you're like "WTF is this event all about?! Why would I drop $125 to hang out with these people?" Well, here are five reasons for you.

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{un}convention San Francisco: Introducing Lara McCormick!

{un}convention San Francisco: Introducing Lara McCormick!

At (un)convention San Francisco, we're featuring a hand-lettering mini-workshop with design guru and general badass Lara McCormick. Lara is currently the Head of Design Education at CreativeLive and shared a little bit of her background with us in a teeny tiny interview! Want to learn a new skill, meet Lara and other creative powerhouses, and improve your business? Grab your ticket to (un)convention San Francisco! 

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