This Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:30pm SLT, I have the honor to stand up with my fellow sisters at The Fashion World of Second Life STAND with 2Lei “One of a Kind” auction for International Day for the Elimation of Violence Against Woman.
According to the United Nations, one in every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. These women are our sisters, mothers, girlfriends, AND even some of us.
“Designers and models of Second Life will stand to be heard, support, embrace, and raise up all women on November 23, 2013. We will let the victims, and their abusers, know we won’t turn our backs on them, or cover our eyes, we are here and we care. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.” (Salimar Fashion & Art Sim)
There are 3o+ exclusive “one of a kind” designs that are up for bid at the Salimar Sim right now and through tomorow afternoon, with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Nations Development Fund for Women. The auction will conclude with a live fashion show on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:30pm SLT.
It is my privilege and honor to wear the elegant Athena Gown designed exclusively for this event by Catlyn Sahara and Yatsumi of Kawaii Dolls. The Athena gown represents all the fight, glory and feminine womanliness we collectively need to end the battle for Violence Against Women.
Do you know Athena and what she represents? Maybe you only know her as a Greek goddess and a city name. Well let me tell you a few interesting facts about this mythological inspiration. She is the Goddess of Athens, Greece and fought Posedion to win that title. She planted an olive tree (a sign of peace) on the Acropolis. The almighty Parthenon was built in her honor.
She is the goddess of wisdom and her emblem is the owl.
She is the goddess of war, always on the good side, never dark.
She is virginal and not tainted by any man or woman.
She is fearless, yet kind.
She is the protector of artisans, craftsmen and weavers.
She is the favorite daughter of Zeus and the highest female god.
She is strong, beautiful and fierce, coupled with wisdom.
Come out on Saturday to bid on this gown and other one of kind creations by the top Second Life designers. Bid High, Bid Often & Join Together as One United Front!
Thank you Kaliwillo Lane Celt for taking the gorgeous photos.