In August of this year, I'll make the trek to Thailand as a photographer with Ember Ink (not familiar, go check them out). The purpose of this trip is to be the sole resource for local organizations to use to create media resources to create awareness on the global issue of Sex Trafficking. I really can't share too many details because it is a sensitive trip, and for the sake of relief workers as well as our own team's safety, I have to limit what I share.
But the point of the trip is to be the first part to many parts on creating awareness as well as providing others ways to get involved. I'm a part of the media team producing info, photos, videos and all the like on the actual field work (while being incredibly sensitive to victims, it is our absolute goal to exploit no one for our own creative gain).
One blogger, who I'm friends with on Facebook, saw an ad I placed for a local fundraiser I'm doing. Granted, being an east coast girl, she isn't able to participate in this So Cal fundraiser, but she felt pressed to help anyway... and this is what she did:
As a Scentsy consultant and blogger from Skinned Knees, Christy offered to open up an online Scentsy shop with 20% of the proceeds going towards helping to fund my trip this August.
Let me tell you... I.WAS.HUMBLED.
A woman I have never met. A woman who's heart I've only read about. A woman who believes in Community. A woman who believes in me.
So, I'm here to tell you about it! Check out Christy's Scentsy store (Click the picture below):
If you are specifically interested to find out more about this trip or how you can help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.