Happy April 1st!!! Not April Fools……surprised I even remembered that!!!
Today is the first day of Sexual Assault Awareness Month!!! So excited for this month because this is the month out of the year that some great organizations come out and really spread the word about sexual violence. Now we should do this all year, not just April, but April gives me a reason to post on my Facebook page every day with awareness and education.
So how can you be involved in Sexual Assault awareness month, you ask? There is soooo many ways!!!! And today I will share them with you.
- First, you can join the movement called, “Red My Lips”. Which their website is www.redmylips.org. “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 directly from their site.
- The goal is to wear red lipstick for the entire month of April. If you can’t wear Red Lipstick, you can support in other ways by wearing red, or wearing a fabulous Red My Lips shirt. Which you can check out here: T-shirts.
- Another way to get involved is to wear the color teal. Teal is the color for sexual assault awareness month. You can also change your facebook profile picture to represent teal. Check it out http://twibbon.com/support/sexual-assault-awareness-6
- Find out what your community is doing this month in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
- Urge Congress to allow common sense rape survivor rights. Sign the petition here
- Take the It’s on Us Pledge: ItonUs
- Talk about sexual violence. Start a conversation about it.
- Share resources if you know someone that has been a victim of sexual violence, and let them know they are not alone.
So I ask that if you have not taken a stance already, get involved someway. No matter how long, short, big or small the stance is that you take, you are part of movement, a movement that hopefully one day we live in a world where sexual violence is not the issue that it is today. Where we can freely discuss these topics, we truly understand and teach our children about consent, and victims no longer feel alone or shamed.
#SAAM, #VOH, #Voicesofhope #Redmylips