As I have stated in a previous blog post, I was chosen to be an ambassador for Feminist Apparel because I pitched to them a social justice project that they were excited about being a part of.
I have finally received the e-mail that has provided me with my individualized code that enables buyers to get 10% off of their purchase AND each purchase donates $3 to my project which is as follows:
Since feeling defeated with the acquittal of my assailant (I was sexually assaulted in 2006 and brought my assailant to court this past March), I have felt pulled towards creating a piece of theatrical art that allows sexual assault survivors to share their stories of pain, and their stories of healing, in a safe space.
The stories themselves would be taken from women who are willing to share their accounts, but told by the mouths of strangers, to emphasize that this is not just a crime against some women, but on all humanity. Everything in the piece would be focused around people reclaiming their bodies and their spirit from those that tried to take it away from them. The entire focus is on empowerment, and the unity of sexual assault survivors. It would end in all individuals coming on stage, together, speaking about ending the silence and stigma of victim blaming, rape and sexual assault.
I’m currently developing the piece with the help of brave survivors who have or have decided to share their stories with me.
I don’t get free merchandise, but I get the much needed funding for this project that will help take it into a workshop mode and my city’s festival (the cost is quite high and I’m not sure I can do it on my own).
I sent this message to numerous Feminist Facebook groups and though they’ve “read the message”, they don’t seem inclined to respond or spread the word. So, if you could take a moment to spread the word by sharing this blog post, I would be grateful!
Use the code CLAUDIA10 to get 10% OFF your entire purchase AS WELL as the good feeling that comes from knowing you’re helping donate to help develop an important project, at www.feministapparel.com!