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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 2270

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14

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Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14

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Brave lady xx

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14

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What you are doing is great - you should be so proud of what you've achieved out of this hideous situation.

Donation by Anonymous on 24/03/14

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Because this is terrible and inspiring

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Its good that you are using the action of this pathetic excuse for a man in a positive way, it would have been so easy to retreat and turn inward

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Well done for being brave & speaking out.

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£13,291.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£3,547.00
  • Total raised£16,838.00
  • Gift Aid£2,653.25

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