27th July - media, publicity and JustGiving
Our JustGiving page is up and running (and quickly accumulating sponsors, yay!) so please set up your personal profile as part of the Armpits4August team, or alternatively just ask people to donate directly to the team page if you don’t want to have a personal profile. There’s a downloadable step-by-step guide available from the resources section of our website, here.
Excitingly, we were mentioned in the Guardian yesterday which, although brief, was completely unsolicited, so the word is getting out. We were also the subject of a really great blog piece here - we’d love to hear your thoughts on the pro’s and con’s of it being a sponsored event, and to hear ideas for any alternative formats for following years.
We will also be staging another action in central London on Monday 30th July to launch the start of the campaign - keep your eyes on twitter (@Armpits4August) for more details to come!
In our first year of action we’re aiming for 250 women to participate. This means that if each woman raised a mere £4 each Verity, the UK’s national PCOS charity, would receive a whopping £1000 - let’s make this happen!
The only way for us to record how many women are participating is for you to let us know, so please pledge your pits by sending an email here so that we can record our progress. To start raising money, check out our newly created page on justgiving, here.
Let the growing begin!
July 26th 2012 - We’re on the Guardian Fashion blog!
Read it here!
July 17th 2012 - guest post at UK Feminista and discussion evening at Lambeth Women’s Project
We have a guest post at UK Feminista here, written by the awesome Chloe Marshall. Please give it a read and let us know what you think
We are also hosting a discussion evening about the campaign at Lambeth Women’s Project in Brixton, London, THIS THURSDAY 19th July. The Facebook event is here and we would love to see as many of you as possible there! The event is open to all self-defining women and will consist of a short presentation about the campaign so far, followed by a consciousness-raising exercise in small groups and then a larger group discussion to end the evening.
July 10th 2012 - two lovely videos for you!
Since our day of action the campaign has really picked up momentum and we’ve been asked to do a number of guest spots with various feminist groups. You can check out the guest vlog that Sarah did for Those Pesky Dames right here, and see the video of our day of action here (made by the amazing Ash SH Ahn).
July 2nd 2012
Photos from our action now available on the ‘Gallery’ page - check them out! All taken by the lovely Hannah Daisy.
July 1st 2012 - 2:45pm
Come on down to the Southbank to say hello! We’ve just finished our final Arm-Bush!
What a great day….
July 1st 2012 - 11:30am - the campaign is go!
Armpits4August are currently arm-bushing statues around central London.
Follow our progress on twitter @Armpits4August or come and say hello if you see us out and about.
Armpits4August is looking for more people to get involved with rolling out this campaign (see the ‘about’ section for deets). No need to be particularly hairy, just understanding and support for the issues Armpits4August is trying to tackle. In particular, we need people with ideas, opinions (not necessarily the same as ours!) passion, contacts, creativity and, er, technical know-how. We’re based in/around London but VERY HAPPY to organise virtually. Send an email here letting us know how you’d like to get involved and we’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP! Hairy love, Armpits4August x