Today marks the beginning of the 8th Annual Ally Week – five days dedicated to coming together and speaking out against the bullying and harrassment of LGBTQ youth (or anyone for that matter). It is a time for everyone to show their support for the LGBTQ community, to promote awareness and acceptance, and show those who are struggling that they are not alone.
The week comes to a close with Spirit Day – on Friday, October 19th – and we encourage everyone in the School of Fashion and beyond to wear purple in a show of support. Spirit Day was started two years ago by teen, Brittany McMillan, as a response to the teens who had taken their own lives because of bullying by their peers. We’ll be at Café Dior from 11:30 to 12:30 on Friday taking photos of everyone in their best purple gear, so show your support and have your picture featured on Fashion School Daily! And for any online students, have someone take a photo of you and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your photo included!
Click for more info on Ally Week and Spirit Day. And remember, if you need to talk to someone, please reach out – we are all hear to help.