Wednesday, April 1, 2015

You are invited - Red My Lips 2015


Hi guys. A friend of mine sent me an invite to this Campaign via Facebook and I'm paying it forward and inviting everyone. 

WHO ARE THEY?

Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization that uses red lipstick as a weapon and a tool to raise awareness about sexual violence, combat rape myths and victim-blaming, and demonstrate solidarity and support for ALL survivors. 
Supporters, which we call 'Warriors,' wear red lipstick all throughout April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to raise awareness and funds. This is not about VANITY. It's about VISIBILITY. (Kind of like Movember...minus the brilliantly creepy 'staches.) Spread the word that RAPISTS are responsible for RAPE...not drinking, short skirts, or makeup.

Sexual violence is NOT a WOMEN'S ISSUE. It is a HUMAN ISSUE. It affects us ALL.

DON'T WEAR RED LIPSTICK? 

You can still participate! 

Since our symbol is red lips, we encourage supporters to incorporate red lips is some (visible) way. Here are some of our favorite alternatives:
  •  Ask a loved one to give you a red lipstick kiss and leave it on your face each day. (Ask ONE time and respect their answer. This is a great opportunity to practice consent!)
  • Wear a RML temporary tattoo (if you have one)
  • Paint one nail red or (better yet!) paint red lips on your nails!
  • Wear clothes or accessories that have red lips or lip prints on them.
  • Print a large picture of red lips and put it on the back window of your car with the words "Red My Lips" and the website.
  • Wear red lipstick for a photo and set it as your profile pic, making sure to link to the cause.
  • Leave a lipstick print on your dog and take them for a walk. :)

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

To learn more about our organization and get involved, please check out our website: www.redmylips.org and follow our main page, by clicking 'Like' here --> Red My Lips. You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter @redmylipsorg. And don't forget to tag us in your RML pics and use the hashtag: #redmylips!


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