Some of you may know that my life away from fashion, and sometimes within it has been about fighting for the rights of my fellow people, I have a view that we are all one people in one world, we are 8 billion brothers and sisters. The only thing you should judge a person on is what lies in their heart, not the god, their skin colour, or who they go to bed with at night.
Because of this I will be donating to Hope Not Hate once more to become a campaign supporter, those simple three words define all I believe in . . .
Hope Not Hate
It’s a reason to live, and code to stand by. The team there are amazing, many of us watch the rise of the right in this country, horrified at the way that divisive people preaching the politics of violence and separation were growing. We sat dumbstruck and hurt as the BNP took two sets in Europe in 2009, well not the people at Hope Not Hate, they saw it as a rallying cry, a call to the barricades and in the last 5 years they have turned the tide. In just one year they destroyed the BNP in London, I’ll never forget watching the video of Nick Lowles standing in front of Nick Griffin telling him that hope had won in London, in Sheffield, and a long list of other cities.
We still daily face the issues of extremism of all kinds and from many different sources and different groups, of extremists and fundamentalists. But we must face them from a place of love, understanding and togetherness, we must end the isolation of people in our society, and we must win through the arguments that are just, fair and inclusive.
Hope Not Hate offer that version of challenging those who would divide us, they organise events to bring people together, they get into communities and help them build together, they work to promote a better future for all as a response to the bleak version offered by radicals.
For that and a thousand more reasons I as Editor of Fashion Worked will be donating to that vision, and where ever possible commit this site to doing all we can to help that vision. People will always be more important than fashion, and we will live up to that.
Please visit their site and see for yourself, and help them for as little as £1