Yesterday was the final day for submissions for designs in the BeaBiographer competition being run by The Blind Project. I spoke about this in a previous blog entry when I first submitted my design back in July. I chose to depict the story of 'Em' who, was sold into a life of sexual slavery as a young child. She was one of the lucky ones given help to leave the brothel and she actually found a new life, getting married and having children. She even went on to help other women in the same circumstances.
Unfortunately her story didn't have a happy ending and she returned to her life of prostitution turning her back on her family. I decided on that story for my design because it reflects the realities of life which is that we don't always get the happy endings we want or deserve. Hopefully with the support of The Blind Project and its supporters other women like Em will be able to leave that life behind for good.
This is my design and I would really appreciate if you would take the time to click on the BeaBiographer link and say that you 'dig it'! Voting takes place between 16 September and 7 October with the winners being announced on 21 October 2010. The 5 designs from each category which get the most votes will go on to the finals and will eventually be narrowed down to 3 winners (1 from each woman's story). These designs will then be used as the logo on adverts and as part of a new clothing line so it would be pretty amazing to win!