It’s been a tense week in Japan following the natural disasters in that country. To add further insult, it’s still unclear what the nuclear radiation impact from the damaged facility will be in the coming days/weeks. I’ve taken a backseat in writing about fashion this week and focused instead on encouraging readers to donate to various charitable organization in support of relief efforts. Maybe it’s the mother in me who wants to take care of those in need. It’s hard for me to do nothing and it feels good and necessary to get the word out about how to help.
Blogger Day of Silence
During my efforts this week, I found out about For Japan With Love through UtterlyEngaged.com. A fantastic community of bloggers, including me, are banding together in a show of solidarity to help support the crisis in Japan with a Bloggers Day of Silence on March 18th. The intention is get involved, encourage donations and to support those who need us in Japan. If you’d like to participate in this blogging event, find out more details here. Join me and this incredible group of like-minded bloggers in showing your support today.
What Can You Do?
If you haven’t already donated to the Japan relief efforts you can do so at For Japan With Love or through the links on Can’t Stop Thinking About Japan. For Japan With Love is donating through Shelterbox.org, which was the very first organization to respond to the crisis with boxes full of survival items. It’s an incredible organization.
When To Take A Pause?
There’s been some rather interesting discussions among fashion bloggers this week. Not everyone agrees with how to balance fashion blogging in the face of human tragedy. Do you talk about it in your blog or not? Two of my favorite posts came from YesandYes.org (So, Let’s Talk Catastrophe) and The Citizen Rosebud (Just Another Day). Be prepared to see some heated comments.
What do you think? Do you appreciate the fashion distraction from news or think that it’s appropriate to address world events? Or both?
Thanks for everyone for their generosity in spirit, donation and thoughts. I’m so proud of what we can achieve, when we put our minds to it.