Whoop whoop, my drawing at auction for charity!
During a special event in The Harbour Club in Amsterdam last friday, people had the opportunity to make a bid and support the fight against modern slavery. The drawing I sponsored for this cause symbolised the deep emotional and physical pain that a lot of women suffer from.
Highest bid?! € 150,-
The charity: Branded Free by Shared Network
Branding. To highlight ownership. To tell the world: “Mine!”. The effects on the branded people? Their dignity, gone. Lost power of their own body! Captivity. The results are unreal. The majority of victims can be found in forced prostitution. Branded Free tries to save those girls. They are helping them to build up a new life. A free life. And… to cover up the brand marks.
My drawing at the event in Amsterdam
I was a sponsor, so were about 12 others with me. This special evening was filled with a silent auction, presentations about the charity from the organisation, sponsors and we even got to listen to the story of a saved victim. There also was a tattoo artist. She donated 12 tattoos for free that night, plus she’s going to cover the brand marks of some of the victims of modern slavery. Music and a bar. In short: a fun, super useful and hugely inspiring night. Thank you Branded Free, the work you are doing is amazing!