I am fortunate to live in Toronto, one of North America’s most progressive cities which embrace LGBTQ culture. In June, the city truly comes alive with the celebration of Pride Month. Everywhere is awash in colour and the city is abuzz with an electric energy and excitement, culminating at the end of the month with the annual Pride Parade. There is no bombastic celebration this year, due to COVID-19, so I’m left to reflect on my previous experiences at Pride; one such observation from last year’s festivities runs contrary to Pride’s message of inclusivity and acceptance.
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First of all, I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday, and since it's only the 4th of January, I think I can get away with saying 'Happy New Year' still, so Happy New Year! 2019 was such an amazing year for Parlour Talk - we've grown so much! We've managed to add new awesome (and shiny) stock, triple out Etsy traffic, and we even doubled our sales! All thanks to YOU. So, thank you.
If you haven't already seen, the Etsy shop has 3 new items as pictured above! The red umbrella pin is our 3rd iteration, and as always once they've sold out that's it, the exact design won't be ordered again. We're slowly expanding our collection of stickers, and we may have just ordered 2 new ones!
A Little Break, Crafts, and an Announcement! We announced on Twitter the other day that we’ll be going on a break for a little while – just the store, not the blog. In fact, we’ll be ramping up the blog posts, and aiming to release our very first podcast episode! We’re not sure when the store will be back, but we’ll keep Twitter up to date. We’re going on a break because Ruby needs a surgery or 3, and her body has taken a bit of a bashing recently. We also don’t want you be waiting weeks for something you…