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sometimes it's about women, not about makeup.

i am sorry cancer research, but my #nomakeupselfie is for a different cause:

for telling a guy in a club who groped me that it is completely inappropriate to touch a woman without her consent, i was beaten. he told me to "Smile!", too. (www.stoptellingwomentosmile.com
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no, we do not have to wear makeup 
no, we do not have to smile 
and, most importantly,
no, we do NOT have to be touched.

i'm trying to channel my rage into something constructive, so i'm raising money for the Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC). 

thanks, friends. sometimes you just have to make the best out of a broken nose, right? 

++the BBC has written an article about my experience/this page/your generosity here:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-26730944

++for more information about or to stay involved with OSARCC, check out/like/follow their pages at: www.oxfordrapecrisis.net, facebook.com/OSARCC, or twitter.com/OSARCC.


xx

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update: we have hit £10,000, and with that goes tremendous thanks to each and every one of you for donating! i have read your messages and have been buoyed by your support. honest to goodness. thank you all.

25/03/14 10:35

Raising money for

Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)

Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)

Charity Registration No. 1131054

OSARCC offers services for women and girls who have been raped or have experienced other forms of sexual violence and abuse - whether as adults or children, recently or in the past. We are committed to supporting survivors who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence in their lives.

Raising money for

Run by Oxford Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)

Charity Registration No. 1131054

Donations 2268

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/14

£10.00

Your strength is so inspiring. It humbles me. You have turned this around and made something good out of it. That's something to smile about! We wish you a speedy recovery and send a big hug!

Donation by Irena Jasmine & Pete on 28/07/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 22/07/14

£10.00

via sms

Thank you for having the courage to speak out.

Donation by Bronwyn on 16/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

So brave - well done xx

Donation by R. Holland on 08/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Thank you for being brave. We all need to stand up to this

Donation by Anonymous on 03/06/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done for doing something so positive.

Donation by Alison on 26/05/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Brave, generous woman.

Donation by Liz on 23/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/14

£5.00

via sms

Donation by Anonymous on 14/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 13/05/14

£5.00

via sms

Donation by Maria on 12/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/05/14

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 10/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 04/05/14

£5.00

via sms

Horrendous behaviour from the excuse for a "man". Heroic from Jeanne- hope your healing well and feeling proud. Well done.Your name: A.Murphy

Donation by Anonymous on 28/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Huge respect to you for being able to channel your anger in such a dignified way.

Donation by Anonymous on 28/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

YOU ARE AMAZING!

Donation by Alice C on 28/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

So sorry this happened to you. May be time to increase the target to £20,000?

Donation by HSC on 26/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 24/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 22/04/14

£10.00

Donation by Cordelia Lynn on 21/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/04/14

£10.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£13,261.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£3,547.00
  • Total raised£16,808.00
  • Gift Aid£2,650.75

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