Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Surprisingly, every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten and 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
Plus-sized clothing retailer Kiyonna Clothing, Inc. does not want victims of such heinous crimes to suffer any more than they already have. Therefore, Kiyonna has partnered with Reveal NYC to help celebrate the beauty and dignity of women survivors of domestic violence in their annual Valentine’s Day Makeover Event. According to the President and Passionate Founder of Kiyonna, Kim Khanbeigi, “We’re in the business of making women feel amazing. What better way to do this than by partnering with Reveal for this event”.
Catherine Ngai, Reveal NYC president, had the following words regarding the Reveal event and Kiyonna’s partnership:
“For the last eight years, Reveal NYC has worked with prominent shelters across New York City to hold an annual Valentine’s Day Makeover Event. Thanks to generous donations from corporate sponsors, including Kiyonna, we are able to celebrate and restore the beauty and dignity of women healing from domestic violence by providing full makeovers and new wardrobes during the event. Not only do we see external makeovers, but these makeovers eventually lead to beautiful internal transformations.”