Updated: Sep 3, 2018
By: Shantia Cross
The separation of families is an on-going nightmare as hundreds of children are still separated from their parents.
Many celebrities such as; Chrissy Teigen, Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi had been rallying as well as letting other immigrants know of “I.C.E. checkpoints,” in the area. Organizations such as ACLU and Families Belong Together have also been doing their part.
But make-up brand LipSlut is also trying to help the families affected by this outrageous system.
The brand’s lipstick called “F**k Trump” was first created in 2016 (right after the election) and is a beautiful shade of pink and it comes in an option of a matte or satin finish.
As the brand states, “50% of all earnings from F*ck Trump go towards helping a civil rights organization targeted by the Trump administration. This organization is to be chosen by the people, as with every lipstick purchased comes an opportunity to vote.”
From June 21st until July 19th LipSlut donated 100 per cent of the proceeds to help groups that are helping out separated families.
In the two weeks that they were donating all proceeds, they have managed to raise over $100,000.
LipSlut said, with the success following their announcement of donating all the money, the lipstick has been on backorder, and will likely be on backorder for months.
Don’t let that stop you though. Since October of last year, ICE has managed to separate at least 45 children daily, Vox reports.
That’s 45 families a day that go through the devastation of their children being taken from their arms.
If you want to help, here is a way that you can help from overseas:
Raise awareness by having a bake sale with proceeds going to a charity of your choice or listed below, or casually bringing up that conversation with a family member or at a church.
Contact your MP representing your area and discuss this issue, this puts pressure on them to bring this up during meetings. Overall, pressuring the Canadian government to do something.