I know I typically focus on geek related news, but today, I’m bringing it local for the first time and will definitely continue to do so.
Mother’s Day just passed; it’s a day to celebrate the amazing women who brought us into this world and the ones who are currently nurturing our next generation. But there is no doubt that many of these women are at risk and find themselves in domestically abusive relationships. It seems there are little resources available to help these women and that was a call to action for one local lady and her tribe of Tenacious Women.
The day before Mother’s Day (one week ago) one of my dearest friends and biggest heroes, Cherry Belle, put on an amazing event called “Tenacious Women”. It was a fundraiser that benefited the Acadiana Roller Girls (a local non-profit roller derby team) and the Faith House (a safe house for domestically abused women and their children).
An amazing time was had by all while derby girls modeled in a runway fashion show showcasing dresses, swimwear, lingerie, and tournament bruises from their latest bout. Raging’ Imaging LLC was there to take amazing photos of the event AND they took “prom” photos of the attendees as a fun keepsake of the evening. To top it all off there was a raffle of donated goods where winners got to take home everything from gift cards to art prints!
A little bit from the lingerie bit!
THE FINAL WALK
RAGIN’ IMAGING LLC taking the group shots!
Cherry addresses her audience at the end of the event:
Some Patrons of the Event
A special thanks go to:
Rock Paper Scissors, Mojo Hand Vintage, Brittney Williams, Karen Blackburn, Red Dolly Swimwear, Corset Story, Fat Mermaid Tattoo Body Art Boutique, Crave Romance Boutique, Ashley Clark, Jezebel’s Fascination, and Miss Mia Moore for the fashion and accessories.
Hair and makeup was provided by Belle Roberts, Jonathan Fruge, Meghan Wiley, Ilea Rice (who is donating to our cosplay contest that you can read about here), Veronica Noonan, Jennifer Greig, Brittney Williams, Ashley Clark, and Cherry Belle.
Prizes for the raffle were donated by Deano’s Pizza, Pamplona, Gator Graphics, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cajun Harley Davidson, AJ Hebert, Swamp Witch Oddities, Ragin Imaging, Paul & Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, Tsunami, Taco Sisters, Dr. Charles White Dentistry, Great American Cookie Co., AUTOPSY ANNIE (yours truly), Romecelli’s, and Schoolhouse Reptiles.