The stories just keep coming. From #metoo to Bill Cosby's sentencing, to this week, when the President of the United States publicly mocked a woman who says she was sexually assaulted, the reality of what sexual assault survivors face has never received so much attention.

The good news is, those of us who empathize with survivors—or are survivors ourselves—are empowered to make change in this moment.

Treating survivors with dignity and kindness isn't a political issue, and no matter what our political stripes, there are things we can do—right now—to support them.

1. Donate to RAINN

The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) partners with more than 1,000 local service providers across the country to help prevent sexual violence, assist those who have experienced it, and help get those responsible criminally prosecuted.

Dr. Ford's story has directly impacted RAINN. According to the organization, the hearing resulted in a 338% increase in hotline traffic. RAINN is there when survivors need to talk, and right now, a lot of survivors need to talk.

"History shows us that when high-profile allegations such as these are in the news it often causes others to reach out too. This story has clearly resonated with survivors, and has led thousands to reach out for help for the first time," says RAINN president Scott Berkowitz.

2. Donate to End the Backlog

Rape kits are powerful tools for prosecuting abusers, but all too often, rape kits (and the DNA they contain that could convict someone of this horrible crime) sits on a shelf in an evidence locker, untested and rapists aren't held accountable. End the Backlog is working to change that, by testing rape kits and identifying the reasons for the backlog.

3. Attend or organize a rally in support of survivors

As RAINN's president said, survivors of sexual assault need to talk right now, and they also need to know that they are not alone, that there are plenty of people who are willing to support them. We can show our support by attending or even organizing events like the #metoo rally happening in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday, October 6, or the Take Back the Night rallies happen in Joliet, Illinois or Grand Forks, North Dakota on Thursday, October 4.

4. Vote in the upcoming midterm elections

Register to vote. Ask your representatives and those running against them what they are doing to help survivors of sexual assault heal, and what they are doing to help stop sexual violence. Vote accordingly.

5. Teach your children about consent and let them know that you will believe them

Teaching our children about body safety and consent is one way we can help change the way sexual assault is treated in our society. We need to let our children know that their bodies are their own and that they do not have the right to touch anyone else's.

We also need to let them know that if they ever need to tell us something, we will be there to believe them and support them, not mock them.

It's been a hard couple weeks, but we have the power to help sexual assault survivors and hold abusers accountable. We have the power to change the world for our children.

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Our babies come out as beautiful, soft and natural as can be—shouldn't their clothes follow suit?

Here are nine of our favorite organic kids clothing brands that prove safe fabrics + stylish designs are a natural fit.


A brick and mortar store in Manhattan that opened in 2002, Estella is NYC's go-to shop for luxury baby gifts—from sweet-as-pie organic clothing to eco-friendly toys.



We l'oved this collection from the moment we laid eyes on it. (See what we did there 🤣) Free of things harsh added chemicals, dangerous flame retardants, and harmful dyes, this collection is 100% organic and 100% gorgeous. We especially adore their soft, footed rompers, comfy cotton joggers, and newborn-friendly kimono bodysuits.

Looking to stock up? Don't miss Big-Find Thursday every week on their site—a 24-hour flash sale that happens Thursdays at 9 a.m. PST and features a different body style, collection, and discount every week!

Hanna Andersson


One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson doesn't disappoint in the organic department, either. From an aww-inducing organic baby layette collection all the way to their iconic pajamas, there are so many organic styles to swoon over from this beloved brand. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season!

Monica + Andy


The fabric you first snuggle your baby in matters. Monica + Andy's (gorgeous) collection is designed for moms and babies by moms with babies, and we love it all because it's made of super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton that's free of chemicals, lead, and phthalates. Newborn pieces feature thoughtful details like fold-over mittens and feet.

Finn + Emma


"Here boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints and heirloom quality construction are abundant." We couldn't agree more. Made from 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and in fair trade settings, we love this modern collection's mix of style + sustainability.

We especially love the Basics Collection, an assortment of incredibly soft, beautiful apparel + accessories including bodysuits, zip footies, pants, hats, and bibs, all available in a gender-neutral color palette that can work together to create multiple outfit combinations. The pieces are perfect for monochrome looks or for mixing with prints for a more modern style.


@littleaddigrey for @softbaby_clothes

You'll come for SoftBaby's organic fabrics, but you'll stay for their adorable assortment of prints. From woodland foxes to urban pugs, there's no limit to their assortment (meaning you'll even be able to find something for the new mama who's hard to shop for). Plus, the name says it all--these suckers are soft. Get ready for some serious cuddle time.

Gap Baby


Organic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Gap, but this popular brand actually carries a wide variety of organic (and adorable) baby + toddler clothes. From newborn layette basics to toddler sleepwear—and more—there's something for everyone in this collection. Everything is 100% cotton, super soft + cozy, and perfect for eco-conscious mamas.

Winter Water Factory


Certified organic cotton with Brooklyn-based swagger? Be still our hearts. Winter Water Factory features screen-printed textiles in bold designs you'll want to show off (get ready for some major Instagram likes). And the husband-and-wife co-founders keep sustainability at the forefront of their brand, meaning you can feel good about your purchase--and what you're putting on your baby.

The company makes everything from kids' clothes to crib sheets (all made in the USA). For even more cuteness, pair their signature rompers with a hat or bonnet.

Under the Nile


Under the Nile has been making organic baby clothes since before it was cool. Seriously, they were the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard. They've kept up that legacy of high standards by growing their Egyptian cotton on a biodynamic farm without the use of pesticides or insecticides, and all of their prints are made with metal-free colors and no chemical finishes.

Motherly is your daily #momlife manual; we are here to help you easily find the best, most beautiful products for your life that actually work. We share what we love—and we may receive a commission if you choose to buy. You've got this.

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