Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is defined as “modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” (1) While human trafficking can encompass many things, we want to share some statistics for domestic sex trafficking (2): 244,000 - the number of children estimated to be at risk for sexual exploitation100,000 - the estimated number of youth being prostituted in the United States400 - the number of adolescents working the streets of Las Vegas in just one month13 - the average age of a child to be pulled into sex trafficking1 in 3  - the ratio of child to adult trafficking...


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. Last year, we had the privilege of giving out $21,600 in mental health services to our clients. We also...


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. According to recent statistics, victims of sexual assault are: 26x more likely to abuse drugs13x more likely to abuse alcohol6x more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder4x more likely to contemplate suicide3x more...


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. The inspiring and dynamic author and poet, Maya Angelou, was a sex worker and madam. Her life experiences shaped her and she openly shared about...


Wellness Day 2015

This past Sunday the Portland branch had the opportunity to host a Wellness Day Event for local adult entertainers. You may have noticed that in previous years we have done a Spa Day, but this year we decided to go in a little bit of a different direction. Our vision for the event was not only for our clients to have a day of relaxation but for them to also be able to continue practicing what they learned at the event in their everyday lives. As a staff, we value how important self-care is and that was our inspiration for this event. I believe the majority of us can sometimes forget about self-care, so I think this event was eye opening for not only our clients but also our staff and...


Portland Sweet Run 2015

This year we will be building a team of 30 people to raise $50,000 & awareness for The Cupcake Girls. If you choose to run and raise money, you can win some amazing prizes like gift certificates, ipod shuffle, spa treatments, and more! The race is Sunday, May 17th and spots are filling up quickly! Click here to DONATE to The Sweet Run 2015! Are you or your business interested in sponsoring The Cupcake Girls Sweet Run? You're in LUCK! We have business sponsorship levels available for you! Our business sponsorship program provides the opportunity to partner with The Cupcake Girls through The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon! We are asking local businesses to partner with...