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Friends, I’ll make this short (like my last Tinder date) because I know we’re all busy working on Facebook/Instagram. We all know Diane Von Furstenberg is one of the baddest bitches/most inspirational women out there, but did you know she does annual awards to honor and support extraordinary women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive, and the leadership to inspire? Of course she does. The DVF Awards are so awesome and my dear friend Kate Atwood is up for the People’s Choice Award (!!!!), which is based on the popular vote. Think of it as an adult popularity contest, but instead of some Regina George betch winning prom queen, an inspirational woman is going to win $50k from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to further her work at the organization with which she is affiliated, and will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 23 at the United Nations HQ in New York on the occasion of the Women in the World conference.

Look at this (because Kate but also DVF delivers a real zinger):


About Kate: She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just 12 years old. Twelve years later, she founded Kate’s Club, a nationally acclaimed Atlanta-based nonprofit empowering children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. Like most children who experience such a devastating loss, Kate received no formal support as she faced her teen and young adult years. As a college student, Kate talked about her mom for the first time in several years. Her audience: a group of grieving children and teens who, just like her, were facing a new life after losing a parent. This experience inspired her to create an organization providing year-round social and therapeutic support for grieving children. What started with six kids at a bowling alley in 2003 has now grown into an organization serving hundreds of children and their families.

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She has been an inspiration to me and so many others and I’d LOVE to see her sweep this competition like Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards. Or me during a guac eating contest. Or vodka drinking contest. Or nap-off. But I digress.

So take a moment and check out the awards and cast your vote (hopefully for Kate); voting ends SUNDAY so hop on it. Oh AND when you vote, you’ll automatically be entered to win a trip to NYC for the awards!

YAY GIRL POWER.

LYLAS,
Ashley

PS, if you vote for Kate, comment below that you did so and I’ll choose one lucky winner for a Witty + Pretty prize pack (major beauty product samples, nail polishes, KIND bars, the highly coveted Sweet Peach loofah soap, and more). Man, it’s going to be good…

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