Our Cause

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When I was 11, I remember¬†answering a call during dinner. It began innocently enough; the voice on the¬†line asked to speak with my¬†dad but¬†I immediately noticed something off about the exchange.¬† First, it was a¬†young female¬†voice and second,¬†the voice¬†sounded¬†familiar but¬†no one came to mind. ¬†After I handed the phone over to my dad, I ran into my room¬†and listened in¬†on the call¬† out of curiosity. When he answered, the familiar voice all of a sudden became three voices shouting in unison: ‚ÄúWe are the Fashion Police and you should be ashamed of yourself for letting your daughter come to school dressed like that! Do her a favor and get her some new clothes and a haircut!”¬†Two of¬†them¬†couldn’t hold back their laughter long enough to finish, but my dad hung up before they could go on.¬† Up until that night, I remember being really happy about the start of the school year and was looking forward to meeting new friends.¬† At least it was a¬†Friday night.¬† Not knowing that I was as listening on the call, my dad¬†took¬†me to the mall the next day and told me that he wanted to take me shopping “just because.”¬†¬† All I could see was a look of pity on his face as I went through the motions of picking out clothes.

 

Unfortunately, the incident above was just one of many, and the bullying was not limited to how I dressed but eventually focused on my weight, skin color, and height as I got older.  I wish that I can say I no longer encounter bullying in my adult life but what I can say is that it no longer impacts me the way it used to.  These days, I feel blessed for what I have in life and find happiness and fulfillment whenever I can make someone else feel positive about themselves.

 

That’s why Dressing Room 8 is dedicated to joining the efforts to end this destructive behavior.

 

Every time you make a purchase from Dressing Room 8, you’re not only transforming how you feel through fashion, but you’re also contributing to the fight against bullying.¬† Dressing Room¬†8 will donate a portion of each sale to¬†¬†STOMP Out Bullying‚ĄĘ.

 

To learn more about current state of bullying and join the efforts to stop it:

 

http://www.stompoutbullying.org/

 

http://www.stopbullying.gov/

 

http://www.endcyberbullying.org