A friend of mine turned me onto this campaign two years ago, and I did not want to wear lipstick and I did not want to discuss rape or sexual assault. Having been a victim and knowing victims, I just didn't feel comfortable even bringing it up. It's not a fun topic. In the last few months I was reintroduced to this organization and realized what an empowering movement it is. It's a small gesture with big significance.
Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization that uses red lipstick as a weapon and a tool to raise awareness about sexual violence, combat rape myths and victim-blaming, and demonstrate solidarity and support for ALL survivors. Our supporters, which we call 'Warriors,' wear red lipstick all throughout April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to raise awareness and funds. This is not about VANITY. It's about VISIBILITY. Spread the word that RAPISTS are responsible for RAPE...not drinking, short skirts, or makeup.
Sexual violence is NOT a WOMEN'S ISSUE. It is a HUMAN ISSUE. It affects us ALL.
Join us this April (2016) for our 4th annual Red My Lips campaign!!! ♥
Don't want to wear lipstick? You can still participate! Find alternatives, such as temporary tattoos, RML shirts, and lapel pins (coming soon!) on their online store: www.redmylips.org/store. You can also buy shirts directly through the link below.
Buy Shirts --> www.bonfirefunds.com/red-my-lips-2016