It brings me so much to joy to tell you all about my new partnership with, “New Beginnings Shelter,” located in Seattle, Washington. They are an amazing organization that serves the women, single mothers, and children, whom are all victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. New Beginnings provides a warm shelter, advocacy, and support, to help end the violence.
Hang with Love, is a project I’ve created to provide clothing, and styling for the women and mothers that are overcoming domestic and sexual violence. I believe a women can feel different by how she presents herself, and what is drapped over her body. This brings confidence, self awareness, and of course in Seattle, warmth. Not only will I be collecting a variety of women’s clothings, accessories, shoes, etc, but will be serving as a personal stylist as well!
-Women’s clothing ANY SIZE: Jeans, Jackets, Dresses, Work Attire, Blouses, Skirts, COATS
-SHOES: Flats, sneakers, heels, boots, rain boots
-NEW: Bras, undergarments
-MISC: Toiletries, Hair dryers, Hair product, Make up, blankets
I will be collecting all the clothing during a two week duration, where I can come to you, or you can drop it off at the shelter. I am fortunate enough to work with my very supportive parents, who have agreed to offer their services to launder and dry clean the clothing, before the event takes place.
This Project will officially launch on November 1st, 2012, where I will be collecting clothing for a 2 week duration. Keep in mind, this is an ongoing project so I will be accepting donations after this time frame as well.
As a victim of both domestic violence as young child, and sexual abuse as a teen, it has always been very important for myself, to do everything I can to empower other women, my sisters, to stay strong and overcome being a victim. Let’s be real, I also know all of you have full closets with loads of items you do not intend to wear, please donate, donate, donate! Your clothing is going towards a great cause.
Please contact myself, if you have any questions or would like to be involved in any way!
You are so sweet, I really appreciate it! Thank you so much for reading about my unstable, dramatic, battle with life. xx
The past five days, I’ve displaced myself from reality, completely removing myself from the world and my responsibilities. Instead, I have spent every moment overwhelmed by happiness, with the person I may or may not be falling in love with.
I am guilty of being delusional about my feelings regarding a certain man in my life. I thought I could handle being just his friend; I’ve tried to tell myself that he and I could have a simple, platonic relationship, but I can no longer lie to myself. Daily my feelings have grown stronger, and it scares the living hell out of me. Emotions are a new concept for me; despite writing about, “Love” I’ve never experienced it. Therefore, I have never known what to expect or what to even look for. I would have never guessed that the man who started out as my fuck buddy, would turn out to be the man I wanted to spend all of my time with. He is the person I am eager to learn more about, the person I’d do anything for, just to see his smile. He has turned out to become my best friend.
The reality of the situation is, I don’t know if he and I will never work out. I will never be brave enough to tell him how I feel, for the fear of rejection. I anticipate the day he tells me that we can no longer see each other, because his heart belongs to someone else. The reality is, I know the feelings aren’t mutual and I have to do all that I can, to prevent my emotions for him to grow any further.
Maybe it was all an illusion I painted in my head, perhaps he isn’t even real.