A Heartfelt Message to Those Who Are Struggling

A Love Letter to Those Who Are Suffering Finding Hope in the Darkness


Oh, darling fashionistas, gather round for a moment and leave the runway behind. Today, we’re hitting pause on the glitz and glamour, stepping off the red carpet, and diving into the complexities of life. Picture me, a mother of two, with my heart bursting at the seams for my little ones. Now imagine the unimaginable anguish, fear, and horror in the hearts of both Palestinian and Israeli families. It’s enough to make even the fiercest fashionista lose their pose.

In times like these, my dearest fashion lovers, we often seek solace and joy through various means. We mix quiet posts with chatty ones, trying to find the right balance. But today, I simply want to hold space. Just like the perfect little black dress that hugs your curves, I’m sending my deepest love to those who are hurting right now—our Jewish friends, our Muslim friends, our Arab friends, our Israeli friends, and anyone who may feel alone or scared in this chaotic world of ours.

Hey Alma, a platform with a heart as big as a fashionista’s closet, has shared a playlist of Jewish songs made for times of crisis. They also bravely shared the thoughts of their community, like “Being Jewish/Israeli =/= being anti-Palestinian. We are hurting for them too” and “Feels like I’m living in a parallel universe from my non-Jewish friends.” Oh, how our diverse world can be both beautiful and bewildering.

Now, hold onto your fascinators, because I discovered a heart-wrenching poem that shattered my stiletto heels. Prepare yourselves for the drama. The poet, Khaled Juma, wrote, “Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back. Just come back…” Can you feel the weight of those words, my stylish comrades?

Here’s the truth, my fabulous readers. I may not be a fashion expert when it comes to foreign policy, but I sure know a thing or two about being a parent and a human being. And in this moment, I’m holding all my fellow humans in my thoughts, no matter where you live or whom you pray to at night. Yes, my loves, everyone, from the trendsetters to the trend followers, deserves peace and well-being. The news has been heavy and horrifying, like trying to walk in stilettos on cobblestone streets. It’s time for Hamas to release the hostages and for an immediate ceasefire. It’s time for humanitarian aid to reach those who need it, like that perfect shade of lipstick that brightens up your day.

Now, dear fashion devotees, if you’ve got a few coins rattling around in that luxury handbag of yours, I encourage you to join us in donating to organizations that provide much-needed humanitarian aid. Let’s sprinkle our love and support like glitter on the catwalk. Doctors Without Borders, the Alliance for Middle East Peace, the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, the American Jewish Joint Distribution, and the World Food Programme. These organizations are the true fashion icons of our time, standing tall and fierce in the face of adversity.

Oh, and here’s a sprinkle of magic on top. One of our remarkable readers has kindly shared that these grassroots groups were founded by extraordinary women and mothers. Yes, my fabulous fashionistas, it’s the mothers on both sides who grieve for any child being harmed. If anyone can conjure up a solution, it’s these fierce ladies.

As a token of our love and unity, we, the fashion mavens of VoiceAngel, will be matching $10,000 in donations. Simply email your receipt to [email protected], and let’s spread some joy in these dark times. Together, we can make a difference, one stylish step at a time. Sending you all so much love, darling fashionistas, because love knows no boundaries, just like fashion.