FABulous People Strike A Pose Against Bullying

21Mar13

I was bullied.

There, I said it, and it wasn’t too hard.

Maybe that’s because these days admitting to being bullied is not as difficult as it once was. Nowadays there is so much awareness (almost hyper-awareness) of bullying that you can’t go long without hearing about it on the news or reading about it in the paper.

I was painfully shy when I was younger (those of you who know me  will have a hard time believing it – but it’s true). I’ve always been the bigger girl, clumsy and awkward. My favourite nickname (please note the dripping sarcasm here) in school was Hubba-Blubba, a clever mash-up of my last name, the bubble gum and blubber. Charming, eh?

I was bullied in grade-school, mostly left alone in high school, and then bullied again in a previous workplace (I’m not going to say which one so don’t even ask!). It seems to be part of everyone’s life. The more people you talk to about it, the more people admit to being bullied. I don’t think I’ve encountered an individual whose life hasn’t been touched by bullying. It’s an epidemic.

Thankfully, over the years, bullying has come out of the closet. Victims are speaking out and communities are standing against it. But we need to keep this movement going until it’s gone.

To help the cause, I’m proud and excited to present:

Fashion Against Bullying (FAB) Charity Fashion Show

On Friday, April 19, FAB Poster2013 ProjectBE and the not-for-profit organization GET REAL are publicly taking a stand against bullying through the Fashion Against Bullying (FAB) Charity Fashion Show.

Presented by Rick Renaud (ProjectBE), Chris Studer (GET REAL) and Lili Caicedo (Lil Rumor Fashions), the FAB show aims to create awareness for bullying by bringing together fashion, media, music and entertainment under one roof for a night of fun and networking.

The night’s festivities will include a wide range of models and individuals who have had been bullied at one time in their life. The FAB show will feature unique fashion designs from: Holly Nastoff (Holly’s Lingerie), Laura Hubbard (The Naughty Gypsy), Lili Caicedo (Lil Rumor Fashions), Linda Deveau, Mark Aguilar and Nicole Nikataa-Fash Snobelen. Body paint artist Jake Stan (Insio Design) will showcase his work using artistic models. The Jean Machine and Corner Consignments will be providing clothing for the show. This team of creative individuals comes together to combat bullying through fashion, dance, and song.

The event will take place at the Aeolian Hall (795 Dundas St.) from 8:30pm to 11pm (doors open at 7:30). Tickets are $10.00 each and are on sale now at Aeolian Hall or by calling ProjectBE at 226-268-2766. All monies raised will be donated to GET REAL, the not-for-profit organization. You can learn more about the movement at http://www.thegetrealmovement.com/.

MEDIA

If you’re interested in doing a story on this FABulous event, please use the following press release and poster. We have a limited number of complimentary tickets for media, so please contact me if you plan to send someone to cover the event. All media enquiries should be directed to myself at info@naughtygypsy.com or via phone at 519-281-4557.

PRESS RELEASE FAB Fashion Show DOC format

PRESS RELEASE FAB Fashion Show ODT Format

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