Congrats! You made it through Monday. But if you’re anything like me, the four remaining days of the week are just as tough to get through. Between classes, work, homework and sleep, Monday isn’t my only rough day. So I rounded up four things to see to brighten up the rest of your week. Read on for more!
Fashion Revolution Week
Every year, Fashion Revolution puts on a variety of global event to bring attention to the exploitative aspects of the fashion industry. The movement calls for increased transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. This year, it’s a whole week (April 24 – April 30) of events all over the globe. You can take part right from your computer by participating in their #WhoMadeMyClothes social media campaign, which coincides with the Rana Plaza factory collapse of April 24, 2013 which killed 1,138. The campaign asks you to check the labels of your clothing and ask brands who made your clothes? The goal is for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain and to change the way clothing is sourced, produced and purchased.
For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run the Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Content warning: This campaign is the result of a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court, which overturned a rape conviction based on the victim’s choice to wear tight jeans. The justices saw this as evidence that the victim must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, implying consent. The next day, the women in Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a way to make a social statement with your fashion statement. Make a statement for Sexual Violence Awareness Month by wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 26 to protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. You can also join 10 million other participants by registering for the event here.
Now through May 14, you can save $3.50 your $15 purchase. New beauty buys always seem to make my weekdays a little better. Get the coupon for in-store use here or use code 501794 online and in the Ulta app!
Girlboss is Netflix’s newest original series. The show is, in its own words, a “real loose” adaptation of Sophia Amoruso’s memoir of the same name. The show is a retelling of how Amoruso founded NastyGal.com and how she grew the fashion retailer from an eBay-based vintage store to a bonafide empire. I’m not gonna lie – the first few episodes make it really hard to like Sophia as she is portrayed by Britt Robertson. But once the show stops trying so hard to make Sophia out to be the a**hole that she is – and focuses instead on the girl power and sentimentality of the events – it’s really, really good. And since each episode is only 25 minutes long, the show is a great way to pass the time after a long day of work or school. Head’s up, though: there is a whole lot of swearing.
Only four days until the weekend!