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Men Paint Nails to Raise Awareness

All over the world, men are painting one of their fingernails with nail polish to raise awareness about child abuse.


This is part of a project called Polished Men created by Elliot Costello. He asked men around the world to have one fingernail painted through the month of October. Costello was inspired by a girl named Thea who told him her own story of abuse while painting his fingernails blue.


The project has been running for three years. Celebrities such as Anthony Selemidis, Chris Hemsworth, David Higgs, Michael Klim, and Tyler Blackburn have taken part. This project is not for men only. Women can also be involved.

1 in 5 children in the world are victims of physical and/or sexual violence before they turn 18. If you would like to help bring awareness, upload a picture of yourself with one nail painted any color. Use the hashtag #PolishedMan so people will see it. The project has raised $257,227 so far.


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