Can a Fashion Show Let Women Show Their Trolls Who's Boss? Watch these Women Do Just That
We know Kari Traa as former Olympian freestyle skier, with three Olympic medals to her name, but she should also be known for her work to prevent cyber bullying. She credits her Norwegian heritage for her love of sport, as well as giving her an eye for design. Today she runs a successful sportswear brand, but not willing to stop at that, she uses it as a foundation to bring focus to a very important issue that most women face today.
None of us are strangers to Internet bullying, a fact Traa knows and acknowledges. Supporting the volunteer organisation MOT , she is an active member of Trollfighters.com, a campaign that encourages women to fight back against trolls who hide behind a pseudonym, or stay anonymous, so they can freely harass people on the Internet, and take no accountability for their actions.
The film features eight women from completely different backgrounds, who unmask their trolls to the world, inspiring women all over the world to do just the same. By putting up an anti-troll fashion show, they walk down the runway, and reveal their trolls to the world by literally wearing them on their t-shirts.
Yes, this video features only women, and while cyber bullying is a phenomenon that does not discriminate by gender, we have to applaud the campaign, for just bringing the problem to the forefront. The more conversation there is around an issue, the closer we will be to resolving it.