Sweet Run 2016: We Need You!

In Portland, a team of volunteers are meeting for a group run. They have committed to raise money and awareness in order to offer tangible resources to people who have been sex trafficked, and those working in the adult industry. All of them have busy schedules and plenty of commitments, and they could have used another couple of hours of sleep, but it’s a small sacrifice of time and effort for something they believe in. They know every dollar they raise is making a difference.

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today marks the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking has come to the forefront of social justice causes in the last 10 years, and for good reason - trafficking human beings, for labor or sex, is a horrific violation of human rights and a form of modern-day slavery. We stand with the many organizations working tirelessly to end human trafficking around the world and applaud their efforts, but we saw an unmet need for providing resources and support to these courageous survivors as they take their next steps into the world.

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Summer Self-Care & Wellness Day

For some people, summer is the time for beach vacations, sightseeing, swimming, and BBQs. For others, however, the summer can be a stressful time - kids are home from school and it’s challenging to find events to keep them busy and happy for 3 months. Work can be slow for many industries in the summer months, and the heat itself can be dangerous and stressful for everyone.

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I Am Someone – International Sex Worker Day

Everyday around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are employed in the sex industry. Many who are in need are often judged based on what they have chosen, or have been forced to do, as their line of work. These women are our coworkers, our friends, our family, and most of all, they are human beings. They are individuals with the right to work, the right to better their lives, the right to health, and the right to safety. They should be able to stand and say, "I AM SOMEONE."

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Mental Health Awareness Month

450 million people worldwide suffer from mental health conditions*
60 percent of those people go untreated*
Let’s just take a minute and soak in those numbers...
Four Hundred Fifty Million people...which means that it’s likely that many people close to us suffer with mental health conditions.
Sixty Percent...which means that people we love are not getting the care they need to live their best lives.
Doesn’t that anger you?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we at The Cupcake Girls are not only deeply angered by these stats, we are committed to doing something about it.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Below are some staggering statistics that none of us should be comfortable with.
Every 107 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S.68% of sexual assaults go unreported1 in 6 women is a victim of sexual assault
The damage from sexual assault trauma is difficult and we are unwavering in our commitment to providing our clients with the support and resources they need as they work through the healing process.

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One Day I Will

Madeleine Albright once said, "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." Throughout history, women have had to fight to be fully recognized as equal and valuable human beings.
Today, on International Women’s Day, we remember and honor that struggle. Although we are available to anyone in the adult industry, the majority of our clients are women, and we work tirelessly every day to help them become empowered...to help them find their voice in a world that often tries to drown them out

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Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is usually recognized as a romantic holiday; it’s a relational holiday, seeming to require validation from another to be complete. But what if Valentine’s Day and Lent this year weren’t just about being loved by another -- what if the greatest gift of all was realizing you loved yourself?
Please join us in celebrating a new tradition, Be My Valentine, in which you ask yourself this of yourself and not just another. Start on Valentine’s Day...then keep going! Make time each day to do at least one kind thing for yourself and celebrate it, because you deserve your own love.

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AVN: Caring for Entertainers at the "Porn Show"

Every January, AVN hosts the largest adult entertainment expo in the world in Las Vegas, NV, attended this year by more than 500 entertainers, 30,000 fans...and 49 staff and volunteers from The Cupcake Girls. While the entertainers are in town to focus on building their business, we’re there for the opportunity to care for them.

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Human Trafficking Exists Everyday

The Cupcake Girls serves individuals across all realms of sex work, and while many adult entertainers choose their profession, we’ve seen an alarming increase over the past few years in the number of our clients who are victims of sex trafficking. Based on self-reporting (i.e. the real numbers are likely even higher), as of the end of 2015, approximately 20% of our clients were actively being sex trafficked, or had been at one time.

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