On the third anniversary of the passing of Sophie Lancaster, I would like to dedicate this post to that courageous girl whose life was tragically cut too short.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Sophie Lancaster, allow me to take a moment to bring her story to your attention. Just last year, the video that you see below was commissioned in her memory. It is a sad tale of human cruelty, prejudice, bravery, and sacrifice. Sophie Lancaster was a courageous young lady whose life was ended abruptly due to hatred and prejudice. Please watch the video, and support this noble cause.
On 24th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death, simply for dressing differently.
As a brand that promotes the right to experiment and self-express, three years after her death Illamasqua remains committed to changing attitudes towards subcultures, and continues to work with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation in the fight for universal acceptance, free from prejudice.
Honour Sophie’s memory today and watch the ‘Dark Angel’ tribute film. So far we have reached 162,000 hits, but we’re hoping to reach over 500,000, so please forward the link to friends and family and help us spread the message.
Alternatively buy an Illamasqua Sophie Pencil, wristband or make a donation, and help The Sophie Lancaster Foundation continue its work. £3 from every Sophie Pencil purchased, and all proceeds from the wristband sales go directly to the Foundation.
Dear readers, I hope that you will support this, the noblest of causes; and please, visit the Illamasqua site for more information.