As I begin life as a blogger, I'm pleased that my first post will be about the Fashion for RAINN event that will be held at Southdale Center, Friday Oct. 23-25, 2009. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of sexual assault and its impact. Photographer Chris Farrar and producer Katie Heymeyer are presenting an exhibit of photos with models holding cards with statistics about sexual assault. The 15 photograph spread features fashion and talent from the local area of Minneapolis. The hope is that the exhibit will spur awareness as well as donations to RAINN, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network. I will be there Friday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to help RAINN with this effort.
Both Chris Farrar and I are also making our debut appearances on behalf of RAINN, and when we spoke on the phone about it we were both so excited. It's great to be involved with this fantastic organization, but also to be able to do something locally that raises awareness in a very powerful medium. I am so thrilled to be taking a small part in this project. We hope to see you there. If you are not able to stop by, go to Chris' website, http://www.chrisfarrarphoto.com/ and click on "Fashion for RAINN" to see the whole slide show of photos.