According to the World Health Organization, around 1 Billion children aged between 2-17 have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence. And to top that, the war crimes have elevated the numbers to no bounds.
The small voices are unheard among the chaos of other social evils. It’s high time these voices were given a medium and the world united to save the little souls.
One organization has risen to the occasion and created a unique approach to raise awareness of the rampant abuse of minors. And one celebrity has brought this movement to highlight using his media presence and influence.
Craig Conover, the star of Bravo’s Southern Charm, was seen donning one painted nail. What people thought was a fashion statement turned out to be a part of the “Polished Man” movement that raises awareness and donations to end violence against children worldwide. The one painted nail refers to the stats that one in five children has suffered physical, mental, and emotional abuse.
The Real Reason Why Craig From Southern Charm Paints Only One Nail
The American comedian and reality TV star has captured the audience’s hearts with his charming personality and wittiness. But no one looked beyond his appearance.
When we did look past it, Craig completely subverted every expectation. His book ‘Pillow Talk: What’s Wrong with My Sewing?’ shows an entirely different side to the Southern Charm star as he narrates how he transformed his hobby of sewing into a lucrative business. He talks about living a fulfilling life and following your dreams.
As the CMO for Sewing Down South, he inspires people to pursue their passion.
However, people were unaware that Craig actively contributes to philanthropic work and raises awareness on various social issues. So, when viewers noticed that he always had only one nail painted, it triggered speculations on what it could mean.
As it turns out, the one painted nail represents the fact that one in five children is currently suffering through physical, mental, or sexual violence throughout the world.
The Profound Origin and Meaning Behind One Painted Fingernail
The story begins in a small village in Cambodia. A group of travelers called Hagar International arrive at this relatively unknown place. Among them was a young man, Elliott Costello, who was observing and absorbing the foreign environment.
By chance, he met a little girl, Thea, at an orphanage. Elliott grew affinity toward the pure little soul, and the two spent hours playing tic-tac-toe.
They say the softest souls can melt even the burliest men; Thea did exactly that with Elliott as both took turns painting each others’ nails. As the little girl opened up to Elliott, his worldview changed drastically after discovering behind her bright smile were years of abuse.
As it turns out, the former director of the orphanage was sexually and physically assaulting the little girl.
With epiphany striking the young man, he decided to take a stand against this violence. That is when he started the Polished Man Project, which highlights the plight of children.
One painted nail raises awareness that one in five children has been violated at some point in their lives. The project is endorsed by ‘ygap,’ which supports early-stage social impact ventures with locally-led solutions to local problems.
Several men, including celebrities and athletes, have joined the #PolishedMan initiative and contributed to charities that aid children.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think such movements are helpful for the cause? You can also donate to the cause on the ygap website.
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