Holly Peacock


My friend and I managed to get the afternoon of 14 February off work and we signed up to one of the many  One Billion Rising  Facebook events organised by local women.

Supporting the aim of Eve Ensler’s  V-day event – to raise awareness of the 1 in 3 women worldwide who will be victims of rape or violence – we skim read the day’s requirements of wearing red and black and joining in a protest to Dance! Strike! Rise!

Simple enough, we thought, and on the day we find ourselves in the office bathroom running late and questioning if our protest themed  outfits were “black and red enough”.

The answer is of course, no. They are not. My friend was in something maroon and I in a compilation of dark blues.

We decided the best course of action was to wear red lipstick, and off we trotted…

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