Denim Day is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and was born in response to a court ruling two decades ago in which a rape conviction was overturned due to the fact the victim had been wearing tight jeans. Women joined together to wear jeans in solidarity with the victim, and since then Denim Day has developed into a day for action and advocacy.
Salons and beauty parlors have long been known as spaces for women to share, confide in and support one another. Our local beauty businesses are wearing denim this April as a sign that they are safe spaces, too:
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