I asked my husband what he thought of my lipstick. He said it's too bright and would like a softer color. When I asked why, he didn't know. I answered, I like the color. I love the red. I want to be visible. I told him I am wearing red lipstick for Sexual Assault Awareness and explained the #redmylips campaign. He said I like the red. 💋#redlips
What do you think about when you hear about Rape Culture? Do you think about women who were raped? Do you think this is just a phrase women made up to blame everything on men? What is Rape Culture?
We are all touched by rape culture whether we like it or not. We are touched by it in movies, on tv, on the street.
Rape culture is “a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.”
Rape culture is the man or women who makes you uncomfortable as they ogle you on the street (and feel they have the privilege to do it).
Rape culture is a pop song that discusses persuading someone to say “yes” even though they strongly say “no”.
Rape culture is basing a validation of rape based on what was (s)he wearing.
Rape culture is the statement,”(S)he deserved it.”
We all experience rape culture every day. As previously posted, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is not too late to throw on your favorite red lipstick (or get a favorite red!)and take a stand against Rape Culture by helping Redmylips.org spread awareness.
Last night I wore Kiss for a Cause for date night and a red heart on my hand to continue my dedication to #redmylips. I struggled with whether this photo sent the "wrong message" and, then realized, why do I care? If I want to take a picture of my hand and my lips, why am I worried that it could be taken "the wrong way"? This is Rape Culture. It is the pervasive need to make sure we aren't doing something to encourage sexual violence. This is unacceptable. I will post my picture because I'm taking a stand with @redmylipsorg against Rape Culture and Sexual Violence. Will you? #endrapeculture #notaskingforit #foodforthought #ok2share
10 Percent of my red lipstick sales will be donated to RedMyLips.org. Email me at notonyourcollar gmail.com to find out what red Lipsense colors I have in stock.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. For the whole month of April, RedMyLips.org is encouraging men and women to wear red lipstick to take a stand against rape culture and sexual violence. According to the Red My Lips website,
Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization designed to raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence, while combating rape myths and victim-blaming. We run an annual global awareness and action campaign where our fierce and fearless supporters rock red lipstick all throughout the month of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to demonstrate solidarity and support for survivors and start important conversations with people in their lives.
This is an important topic for me. Because of an incident I had experienced, in college and law school, I committed myself to speaking out against rape culture and sexual violence. I wrote papers, assisted with cases, and studied it. I love what this organization is doing and believe that awareness and knowledge are a great way to ending sexual violence and rape culture. Because I believe in the organization and their mission, I am donating 10% of my red Lipstick sales to RedMyLips.
I would like to encourage everyone to wear red lips (any brand of lipstick, of course) for the month of April. It’s a small thing, but means so much.
Wear red. #Repost @redmylipsorg ・・・ Want to help #spreadtheword about the campaign? Check out our website! www.redmylips.org (link in our bio) Go to 'Get Involved' and then 'Spread the Word' to view/print fliers and check out other ways to get the word out! #aprilscoming . #redmylips #redmylips2017 #notaskingforit #onlyyesmeansyes #supportALLsurvivors #visibilitynotvanity #sexualviolence #rapemyths #endrapeculture #stopvictimblaming #speakout #sexualassaultawareness #ok2share
Recently I made the switch from LuLaRoe Consultant (“Retailer”) to Senegence Distributor and I couldn’t be more excited. I am sure you may have some questions on why I transitioned and I will try to answer them in this post. So here goes:
I love creating fashion boards. Now that I have my own inventory with interesting prints, this is going to be a blast!
Let me know in the comments if this is a hit or miss for you!
P.S., if it’s love, find my group at LuLaRoe by Kat Kat
My Tula makes me happy. It’s a weird statement. Sometimes I feel like I should say,”My baby makes me happy.” He does. But I feel like that is something I don’t have to say. My Tula, with its colors, its comforting softness, and its way of keeping my baby in a hug all day long makes me happy.
So here is a post devoted entirely to my Tulas.
If you have never been to the Olympia Farmer’s Market, you must go for a visit. They have some amazing vendors and it is right next to the water!