As much as I hate watching the news, it’s almost impossible to not hear about some horrific humanitarian crisis going on in some part of the world. The latest being the enslavement of refugees fleeing to Europe through Libya.  You can read more about that situation here. Though I cannot personally go to Libya and free these people, the story reminds me to do what I can with what I have.

black woman wearing a white choose love tshirt and black midi skirt standing in front of a red wall

This holiday season I’m rockin’ my Choose Love t-shirt from Help Refugees as a message to the world. Yes, it’s a simple statement but the reminder is needed. This organic cotton monogrammed shirt can be purchased here for $30 and is well worth every penny. For over two years, Help Refugees has been serving communities in need by providing food, shelter, clothing, and funding where needed. Thus far, they have served over 600,000 people in need and about 96% of all funding goes straight to their numerous aid projects.

black woman wearing a white choose love tshirt and black midi skirt standing in front of a red wall

black woman wearing a white choose love tshirt and black midi skirt standing in front of a red wall

Besides being a do-gooder, the message on the shirt is dear to my heart. The year 2017 has tested me in so many ways. The biggest test of all being to choose to move forward with an open heart no matter what was thrown at me. There are many things that I don’t talk about on the blog for fear of seeming too negative. But I realize that not being candid about my life really prevents that true connection to everyone who reads my blog. And I want to let you in. I want to you to see the other side of being a professional blogger and the other parts of my life that I strategically try to hide. I want you to see my wins and hear about my losses because that’s what makes me real and most importantly relatable. Fashion is fun, but when you choose to love, you are choosing to bare parts of your soul that so many people keep tucked away for fear of being judged. And that’s not real.

Outfit Details

T-shirt:Choose Love” T-shirt from Help Refugees/ 100% Cotton

Skirt: Midi Ribbed Split Skirt from ASOS (Eco-edit)

Not a fan of the shirt? You can support Help Refugees by making a donation here or signing up to volunteer in one of their programs here. If anyone finds a way to help those trapped in Libya, please drop a message in the comments section below. I would love to help out in any way that I can.