Cupcakes Can Change The World

Yes, you read the title correctly. Cupcakes can change the world, but that requires two important components, which I will get to later. Today, May 13, 2017, is World Fair Trade Day, a day in which agents for change from around the world join together to promote and mark their commitment to fair trade. This is a topic that we at Free To Run visit periodically, as the power of consumer purchasing has been proven capable of creating change. Socially conscious, or ethical, consumerism is a concept that sees consumers making choices to support positive values, from animal rights, to the environment, to human trafficking. Read more of this post

Free To Run’s Newest Ambassador

Our team of Ambassadors continues to expand, as this month we welcome Aelea Semenowich as our newest Ambassador. Aelea hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is a professional baker and blogger, but first and foremost, she is a humanitarian and abolitionist. On her website, Love Inspires Change, Aelea covers a variety of topics, such as baking, traveling and lifestyle. She has participated in several humanitarian mission trips, and previously was a fellow at Not For Sale. Aelea first came to Troy in August 2012 for the Not For Sale Tour, and will be back in Troy for our Social Justice Summit on January 28, 2017. We are thrilled to have Aelea as part of our team!

Aelea

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UNCHAINED Fashion Show Casting Call – December 14, 2016

We are bringing UNCHAINED back to Troy for a fashion show that will be part of a social justice awareness event on January 28, 2017. Since the last fashion show in Troy in September 2015, UNCHAINED has a new collection, and will need up to 30 females to participate in this show. No modeling experience necessary, just a passion for social justice.

When: Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 p.m.

Where: First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St, Troy, OH 45373 (enter through Franklin St. entrance)

What: An open casting call to be a model in an UNCHAINED fashion show on January 28 in Troy. If possible, bring high heels to the casting call.

Who: Females of all ages, but given the sensitive topic of human trafficking, a suggested minimum age of 10 or above.

Why: To raise awareness of human trafficking, to join a movement, and to make a difference.

If you have questions, feel free to email UNCHAINED at unchainedfashionshow@gmail.com.

One of the models at the September 2015 show

One of the models at the September 2015 show