2019 is here!
June 01, 2019
I spent a lot of my younger years skirting (If you'll pardon the pun) around femininity. There were a lot of negative ideas that somehow wound up in my head. In the end, it seemed like a vanity or even a weakness to invest in making myself look and feel good. I still love the rough and tumble look, of course, but now I can look cute and badass at the same time. Unfortunately, as an adult who is coming to embrace the more feminine clothes, I've come to hear the phrase "what were you wearing" shoved into the faces of rape survivors as if that even mattered. As if there were some level of dress or undress that made rape ok. To hell with that. June Dresses is a challenge started in Canada to benefit the United Way of Calgary and their All In For Girls initiative. The concept is simple - ladies wear skirts or dresses for all thirty days in June. Just as you would sponsor a guy for not shaving in November to see how crazy his facial hair can get, so can you sponsor a lady in your life to see if she can wear skirts or dresses for thirty days straight. While June Dresses itself is a fairly new project, I'm hoping to bring the fun stateside by supporting a female friendly charity in my community. All the money I raise is going to RAINN (https://www.rainn.org/donate/where-your-money-goes), which is the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. No one should have to wonder if they will deserve( or even if someone will think they deserve) abuse because of what they are wearing. Wear the clothes that you want to . Feel confident that you look amazing when you punch a rape apologist in the face.