Become a Polished Man

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    Art Series Hotel Group supports the #PolishedMan campaign — fighting for a world where no children suffer from violence and abuse.

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By Natalie Claire King
29th September 2015

The #PolishedMan campaign evolved from an experience YGAP CEO, Elliot Costello had when visiting the charity’s project partner, Hagar International in Cambodia.

While there, Elliot met a young girl named Thea. Despite their language barrier, Elliot and Thea connected over naughts and crosses. At the end of the night, Thea drew a love heart on Elliot’s palm and coloured his nails bright blue.

Right now, the reality is that one in five children globally will experience physical and sexual violence.

The next day, Elliot learnt about Thea’s life story. Thea’s mother chose to send her to an orphanage in hope that Thea would be granted a safe refuge following her father’s death. However, she was given anything but this when at just eight years old Thea was raped on a daily basis for two years by the orphanage carer – the very man who was meant to protect her.

Right now, the reality is that one in five children globally will experience physical and sexual violence.

Through the #PolishedMan campaign, YGAP aims to increase awareness and encourage conversation amoung men (who can be the primary perpetrators of violence) on this topic of child abuse. 

We’ve jumped on board to support this worthy campaign with Beauty EDU Beauty Bar, who will be holding a Nail Bar at The Blackman this Saturday 3rd October. Make sure you stop by from 8am – 12pm to have one of your nails painted and post your pic to Instagram, along with #PolishedMan @ygap @artserieshotelgroup, showing how you want to live in a world where the most vulnerable are safe from physical and sexual violence.

What: #PolishedMan Nail Bar

Where: The Blackman, 452 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

When: This Saturday 3rd October from 8am - 12pm. 

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