Monday, February 19, 2018

On Wednesday February 28th, We Wear Pink...for Pink Shirt Day!

I know this won't come as a shocking statement to most: the internet is not always a kind place. I'm sure you or someone you know has likely experienced some sort of negativity online: harassment, rumour spreading, having your personal life exposed, or even receiving threats.

As a blogger, I'm hyper-aware of how people can cruel online. Anonymity definitely seems to make it easy. But, let's not get all down and dreary. The fact is, we may not be able to control what people say online, but we can control how it affects us, and how we react to it (if at all).

Pink Shirt Day falls on February 28th this year. If you haven't heard of it before, Pink Shirt Day is all about making a collective statement against bullying - originally started by 2 students in Nova Scotia who wore pink in solidarity after a fellow student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. For 2018, the message for Pink Shirt Day is: 'Nice Needs No Filter', which encourages us to take a stand against cyberbullying.

To show your support, you can buy your official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt at London Drugs (the exclusive retailer of the shirts), and the net proceeds will be distributed through the CKNW Orphan's Fund, in support of youth anti-bullying programs in BC and throughout Western Canada, including the Boys & Girls Clubs across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. And then of course, you'll want to wear your official pink shirt on February 28th to stand with the rest of us against cyberbullying!

Let's encourage everyone, no matter what age they are, to think twice before posting something negative online. Instead, let's use the internet to spread kindness! Because nice needs no filter.

Inspired to join us? I've got some Pink Shirt Day style inspiration for you below, with fellow blogger Leeanne of LegalLee Blonde! You can head over to her blog to see the details for her Pink Shirt Day outfit.

We hope you'll join us in wearing an official Pink Shirt Day tee on February 28th to show you stand up to cyberbullying!

Pink Shirt Day shirt - London Drugs | Skirt - Asos | Zara (thrifted via Salvation Army)
Lipstick - NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Pink Lust (via London Drugs)

[Photography by Ricardo Mendes]

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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