The great thing about something as simple as an accessorise, is when it can help raise money. Also when it helps to spread awareness, and remind people that there are people still battling for their lives everyday. As an 80's child I always remember the adverts for Aids, I was only little but my mum sat me down and explained it to me. I'm glad she did as I grew up knowing the facts about Aids and HIV. I never listened to idiots talking rubbish 'getting it off toilets seats' I mean really ridiculous, and some were adults teaching their children this! In 2010, an estimated 2.1 million HIV tests were performed in England and 6,280 people were reported as newly diagnosed with HIV in 2011.
'Every year leading up to World AIDS Day people wear red ribbons as a sign of awareness of HIV and support for people living with, and affected by, the virus. World AIDS Day is a great time to raise awareness about HIV and challenge misconceptions that people hold, and the red ribbon is a simple and effective way in doing so.'
All over the Internet people talk about judgement, for their weight, their skin and other things. Imagine battling a virus everyday that is destroying your body, and people calling you 'dirty'. People need to grow up and learn the fact's, this is why the ribbon is so important. People need to talk about Aids and HIV, break taboos of how people have contracted it and support ways to prevent the virus. Support those effected by it, those who battle each day not only to have a 'normal' life, but also face vile judgements from others. The brooch is so pretty and is made of cast metal and encrusted with red diamantes. It costs £15.99, and you can get one at NAT
Dress: River island via ASOS
Ribbion: NAT* (you can buy fabric ribbons from HMV & MAC stores if you like)
Have a great weekend