Indie Fashion Week DC is very much in support of the #MeToo movement. Without diluting its true purpose and direction we are interested in taken the movement one step further- Action. Indie Fashion Week would like to engage the fashion and entertainment industry in the Washington Metropolitan Area in courageous dialogue. A dialogue about how we can ensure that sexual abuse and harassment, and the abuse of power are eradicated from our industry and its social life here in the DMV. To that we proclaim #NotUs.
#NotUs is a declaration that the abuse of power, sexual harassment and sexual abuse are behaviors we are collectively against. These behaviors are against our code of conduct. They are also not welcome in our community. #NotUs is declaration to check individual privilege because violating anyone is not an option. Finally, we wish to present to those who will come forward in their announcement of #MeToo that there is a community of support awaiting them.