This is Barry and we met him for the first time today. It always breaks my heart meeting homeless individuals who are my parents age. Homeless at any age is hard but I cannot imagine how much more difficult it must be when you are in your 60’s like Barry. Luckily we were able to get him a new shirt, new socks, toiletry supplies, water, letter of hope and a new backpack. Talking with Barry he told me how his favorite blanket was stolen and that the sleeping bag he had was given to him by another homeless man but the zipper didn’t work and the other guy smoked and it had burn holes in it. Was very excited to have a new sleeping bag to give Barry that @dubdubdeuce had donated to CCS. Thank you so much to everyone who donates to our non-profit and give us the means to help. It is greatly appreciated.
I was super honored to be on the panel as part of the Dare to Dream Entrepreneurial workshop run by @projectgenz
This workshop was all about empowering year 9 students from camberwell girls grammar to work together as a team to create a business idea and pitch it to us!
I was blown away by the innovation and creativity from these girls! It's moments like these that remind me how much wisdom teenage girls have and how much they can really make a difference in this world...especially when we can work together as a team!
It makes me so sad when I see so many girls and woman have to use #metoo. It´s frightening that rape, sexual abuse and harassing is daily happening all over the world – also to me. Looking back there have been so many moments where I actually had ´bad luck´. It happened twice that somebody put any drugs in my drink on a party but I was with friends and they brought me home safe. But to know that somebody wanted to abuse me and brought me into a situation where I wasn´t able to defend myself is so scaring.
On my way home (alone) many times guys followed me and I was so scared but I told myself that I´m obsessed and that nothing´s going to happen to me. But one day it did happen. I was raped by a stranger about five months ago. What happened is still so present in my life and I have to deal with anxiety and feeling guilty although I know I am not guilty. It is not my fault. No girl is ever guilty of being raped, abused or harassed or whatever. But it is always the perpetrator who is protected. Women are raped but nobody says that men rape women. Victim blaming happens every day. ‘she asked for it’, ‘her skirt is too short’, ‘why did she walk home alone?’. There are so many examples. Whilst nobody loses one single word about the perpetrator. Everybody is saying ‘a girl was raped’ instead of ‘A man raped her’. The perpetrator stays unknown and protected. I mean really??? Are you f*cking serious? This goddamn huge problem is not solved by blaming the victims!!! I really hope that we can make a difference by standing up and sharing what happened to us. I wish that people become aware of how present sexual abuse in any kind of way is all over the world. And I wish that this world can become a safer place for all of us.
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We're excited to introduce $1 For One Less Orphan for Kids. With this campaign, you can host a simple fundraiser as a family. With as little as $1 you can help the Heritage Ukraine Foundation renovate their basement as they expand their facilities. Whether it's a few extra chores around the house, a lemonade stand in the front yard, or raking leaves for neighbors, get your families involved in this worthy cause! Temporary link to give in profile.
Christmas is just 10 Tuesday’s away, and right now you can TreatYoSelf + check off your gift lists while supporting an amazing cause! 100% off all proceeds from the shop for a cause items on my boutique will go to @bebrightpink an organization focused on early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in young women And I want to do even more for this important cause! So this month, I will be donating 20% of my commission + 100% of any Pouf, Pouch, or Jewelry Travel Case; towards making care bags for patients and their families at the cancer center here in #bendoregon
Whether you shop, host or both, you can be a part of something big and so important; during a time when our world needs more love, kindness, and compassion. Join the cause by treating yourself + checking off your holiday gift lists shopping my online boutique via link in my bio. Together we can make a difference and be the change we want to see in the world
Our team wakes up every day eager to love the communities God has placed us in. In Jesus' parable, just as the Good Samaritan met the hurting man where he was, showed him mercy, and fulfilled his basic needs, so do we. Showing love like Jesus changes things. // Go and do likewise. Luke 10:37