Pop-Culture | Posted by Amy CT on 12/28/2009
Yes, Fashion Activism!
I’ve written a couple of posts for the FBomb before now, and the first one was about feminism and the fashion industry, and, to be honest, opinions about it were really quite mixed – something I’d anticipated.
This post, too is about fashion, but I think it’s something that everyone can agree on. At least, I hope it is!
So…I run a website called British Style Bloggers (please don’t let the “British” bit put you off straight away, non-Brits!) and a little while back, we launched our Fashion Activism campaign, asking readers to help us prevent climate change because of the Copenhagen Summit. That campaign was such a success that we’ve decided to start a whole new campaign for the new year – a campaign of positive body image.
We’re not preaching the anti-anorexia line again and again like so many similar campaigns, because, to be honest, we think it’s been done before, and that people are beginning to ignore it. We want to make a genuine difference, by changing the way people see themselves, regardless of shape, size, race, gender, hair or skin colour… or anything else. We want people to be happy as themselves.
To make this work, though, we need as much support as we can get, from as many people and places as possible, and so I’m writing this today to ask you for your help. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had so far – I even had six emails on CHRISTMAS DAY offering help and I haven’t even had chance to check the site’s analytics yet! – but for this to have as wide reaching an effect as we’d like, we need more support.
We’d like to create a campaign video, showing the world that every one of us is unique, and that everyone has something about themselves that they like, and something that they loathe. So, we’re asking you to do one of two things (or both) –
1) Send a photo of yourself that you really like – one that makes you feel really good about yourself, to us...
2) Send us a short video clip which has not been uploaded to any video sharing site, including YouTube, telling the camera what makes you unique. Videos should be compatible with Windows XP (.wmv form, I think!)
If you’re even slightly inclined to help us, please please please click HERE or email ukstylebloggers [at] googlemail [dot] com (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information…
Any help you can offer – any help at all – would be a wonderful blessing.
Happy holidays, and we look forward to hearing from you (regardless of where you’re from, I might add!)!
– Amy and the whole BSB team -
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