5.17.2012

Getting My Flaunt On!

Something that I love:
When people put themselves aside & strive to help/inspire others.

Now would be a good time to introduce you to 2 fabulous ladies who do just that!
Lindsay & Emily are hosting a link up called "Flaunt Your Cause" this week and even though I already have posts scheduled, I couldn't pass this up! So yes, that means you get to read 2 posts in one day from me....lucky you ;)

Flaunt Your Cause

I try to support as many organizations/charities as I can. And over the years, I've read/learned about a ton of them! I'm not gonna lie...it was hard for me to narrow it down to just one to share with you guys today. BUT I did it and here it is!

An organization that has been near & near to my heart since high school is To Write Love on Her Arms. They are "a non profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery." via


One of the tag lines of this organization is, "Love is the movement."
Seriously, how incredible is that? I've never dealt with depression or addiction, but I cannot imagine having to deal with something so heavy alone.

TWLOHA beliefs that we were all created to love and to be loved. Their foundation is building relationship with others and just loving on them. COMMUNITY. I am all about all of those things.  TWLOHA was created around a story of a girl named Renee. You can read her story here. Have some tissues prepared.

Reading her story and learning how TWLOHA came to be is always a humbling thing for me. It is such a relief to know that there are still people out there who genuinely care. Who would put their needs/wants aside to make sure that the people around them are taken care of. Who wake up every day wanting to make the world a better place, no matter how hard it it sometimes.


So be encouraged friends. And take the time to encourage others. You may be the only positive part of someone's day. I leave you with this:


And don't forget to visit the link up and read about all of the causes that are being flaunted :)

7 comments:

  1. We actually did a social movement for this campaign this year at my school and wrote love on people's hands. We got some great responses from it.

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  2. Yup. Crying. I've NEVER talked about it on my blog, but that was me, cuts and all. Allie at A Thousand Wonders highlighted TWLOHA, too, and I cried reading hers. It's such a taboo topic that, as I've learned, makes people really uncomfortable, but it makes me happy that TWLOHA has become fairly popular and well-known.

    I love you so much, J! Thank you for joining our link-up and sharing, especially because this one is so close to me. You are wonderful! LOVE YOU!

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  3. Jess,
    Thanks so much for linking up, girl! The best part about this, for me, is learning about so many worthwhile organizations and causes. I'd never heard of TWLOHA before this link-up...and now I've read two posts from people I respect, saying why it's important to them. So cool!

    Thanks for sharing, love.
    Em

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  4. I LOVE twloha! I've seen/heard the founder speak a few times AND I had the privilege of hearing Renee, the girl it was started because of, speak while I was at school. It was amazing! I have her journal and all.. And so many shirts! LOVE this cause :)
    Xo

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  5. Thanks for introducing me to a new charity! I cant wait to watch the video on their site.... off to go do that now!

    -Simone
    busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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  6. Awee I'm just now catching up to these because I've been on vacation but I'm so glad you flaunted this cause too! Its so nice knowing that even people that haven't been affected could really care about those that have. It's a beautiful movement that really inspires love and hope so thank you for showcasing it too :)

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I love reading your encouraging words :)
Seriously...every comment makes my day a little brighter!
SO THANK YOU for being wonderful!

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