One of the topics that I’d love to write more about here in 2013 are little ways that we can incorporate actions that help others into our everyday lives. Enter the newest S&P column: Impact.
The first story to be featured is one that I believe so strongly in, both as a cause in general and as a brand that I support and love. Radiant Cosmetics has been a staple in my makeup bag for the past year or so, and I can personally attest that the quality is incredible. Knowing that by shopping from their amazing beauty line creates awareness and support for the fight against human trafficking, makes blushing my cheeks with their peach-y “Hue” just a little bit more meaningful. They were also one of Pepperologie‘s generous sponsors last month, and we definitely share the goal of spreading health, happiness, and feeling beautiful amongst our fellow communities of women.
There are approximately 27 million modern-day slaves in the world today, which is a staggering number when you think about what this truly means. The U.S. government estimates that over 100,000 individuals are bound into the sex trade in our country each year; foreign women and children brought to the U.S. for sex trafficking find themselves forced to work against their will in brothels, strip clubs, escort services, and massage parlors. It truly breaks my heart to know that things like this are happening right this very minute.
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and I’m joining the campaign to “Kiss Slavery Goodbye” for the remainder of the next few weeks. The ways you can help are super simple!
- Pin the image above! Using the hashtag #kissslaverygoodbye, we’d love to have you share the cause with everyone you know.
- Shop their site! For every tube of Radiant lipstick purchased this month (my favorites are Moxie & Moscow!), another will be donated to a survivor or victim of human trafficking via the organizations, Redeemed (Austin, TX) and The Trade (Brazil). This is in addition to the usual 20% of profits normally given directly to Redeemed.
- Spread the word! Visit the Kiss Slavery Goodbye page of their site to find out more information, and use your social media channels to share this mission with your followers and fans. How easy is it to tweet and instagram a photo of yourself in your favorite lippy?!
You may already have guessed that I love helping women to feel like the best version of themselves possible, and I’ve experienced firsthand what a swipe of great lipstick can do. I can’t even fathom what the women who escape from these human trafficking situations have experienced, but if as something as simple as participating in this campaign can help to increase their confidence and help them move towards getting back on their feet, then I’m all for it.
More Info // Radiant Cosmetics is a social enterprise makeup company dedicated to ending human trafficking. You can connect with them further on Twitter and Facebook, and thank you so much for letting me share this great cause with you!
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