Jade Naraine, is women rights activist who actively speaks out and fights for women's rights issues, such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, women faced with defamation actions and any other injustices brought upon them, due to her own real life experiences. As a result, it only seemed obvious that Jade would do something to help women after trauma afford to restart their lives. After going through a violent sexual assault and a lot of injustice as a woman, she found healing in being an activist and sharing her story.
In 2018, Jade started #LikeAPrincess, which is a social media movement meant to inspire women to be brave, kind, strong, powerful, smart, have good self esteem and stand up for themselves. It is also meant to inspire respect for women and consent.
In January 2019, Jade Naraine, decided she wanted to start a Princess country festival, which are pop up festivals, meant to raise money for women after abuse, to help them restart their lives. The first of many benefit concerts to help raise money to go directly to the pockets of women, trying to turn their lives around after abuse, will be held this summer in Prince Edward County.
All proceeds will go to women, who have been subject to domestic abuse and may be living in shelters. Women will be hand selected, who have the young children or a bright future, but just need a little financial boost to get their life together.
Jade says based on her own experience, coping and getting justice for abuse can be an uphill battle, lengthy process and emotionally draining. Often times a financial boost can help women, who may be dependent, become independent and start doing things to change their life, and improve their self esteems.
In addition to the #likeaprincess charity, Jade has also commenced work on two bills, which will help make the system fairer for women who come forward with sexual assault allegations, as well as public speaking seminars in schools across Canada to raise awareness, motivate and inspire. Jade also uses proceeds from her online store towards women after abuse, and you can often see her in the media, speaking about these issues. Jade also tries to respond to every message or email she gets, from women going through trauma, to help inspire and motivate them in the right direction, to get back on track! To learn more about the Bills, click on “Women’s Rights".”
“I love reading all of your stories. I get so inspired by them. Please keep sending!” - Jade Naraine
Update: The first Princess Country Fest was held in Prince Edward County August 28, 2019:
For details, visit: https://inquinte.ca/story/country-music-fest-raising-funds-for-abused-women