In August 2007, 20 year old goth Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend
Robert Malby were walking through Stubbylee Park in Lancashire
when they were brutally attacked. As a result of her injuries Sophie never
regained conciousness from a coma.
Sophie was beaten to death purely because she looked and dressed
different to the majority of us.
It makes me sick to think we live in the kind of world where not only people
would kill and injure other humans just for the way they look, but that they
would brag about what they have done afterwards.
Sophie's mum Sylvia set up The Sophie Lancaster Foundation - SOPHIE,
which stands for Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere.
There are many ways in which you can help this foundation - either by donating
, or, perhaps an easier way for us make up lovers, by buying a wristband from
Illamasqua or a eyeliner pencil. Details can be found here on their official website,
or the SOPHIE website is here.
This video was released around a month ago to try and raise awareness to the
horrific death of Sophie. Please, show your support and pass the video along to
try and get it seen by as many as possible.