Every day, I ask myself the same question. Why would Goliath choose to pick on me? Why would Goliath go out of their way to damage my hard work and efforts in an attempt to grow my brand, MenStyleFashion? Who was it that said sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? This is so untrue – as words leaves scars and in my case, have damaged my reputation as ´the female voice for menswear.´
Due to Goliath being such a powerful organisation; those words have taken their toll on me and my business personally. The damaging reputation that Goliath has had against me since 2014 is completely unacceptable, and for this reason I say that Goliath needs to tame its tongue.
I asked Goliath to explain why it is ignoring me?
I understand that my colleague has spoken to you about this in person, but I am happy to confirm what I have been told from multiple sources, including the previous PR Manager at the Goliath Head Quarters, designers, PR´s and the registration staff at Goliath Head Quarters. I have had reports that you jumped onto a catwalk during a show and then you tried to gain access to our events and shows without an invite. I understand that after the team tried to remove your pass, you then tried to re-accredit yourself under a different name; in this case a man’s name. You can understand that this has a negative effect on the event in general.´
The above has never been proven and is untrue. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. All my hard work as the founder of MenStyleFashion has been crushed, thanks to the above written comment by Goliath.
Gracie Jumps On Catwalks
They say that common sense prevails, right? Apparently, according to Goliath. I jumped on the catwalk during London Collections: Men. I have asked for the footage of me ´jumping onto a catwalk´, (which was more amusing than offensive). And, even to this day, I am still waiting for an answer. I can categorically say, that this footage will never be found; for the simple reason that Goliath, made it all up. Therefore, they simply can’t tame their tongue – ´sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.´ Let´s step back for a moment and imagine a designer hearing this. Would you as a designer invite someone who has been told by Goliath that I jump on catwalks? No, me neither, therefore it makes perfect sense as to why my catwalk invites have plummeted.
Attending Uninvited Events
In addition to all the above, the accusations about me attending uninvited and gate-crashing events are a further damaging accusation, and one that MenStyleFashion will be taking legal action for deformation and victimisation. For those that don’t understand how the system works within the fashion industry; to be accredited or invited to any catwalk you have to prove your readership statistics. To achieve this, you have to write articles on a daily basis, for a high Google ranking.
It still confuses me as to why I would I fake my own ID, gate crash events and act as a man to achieve a second accreditation. ´Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me´. Thanks to Goliath -my reputation as the female voice for menswear has been crucified, just like Jesus hung on a cross.
Bullies Act In Fear
Bullies always act in a pack- they never stand alone and they use their influences to stop people like me. Why would Goliath go so out of their way to hurt me so much when it comes to a personal brand? This is characteristic, pure and simple, of fear, and one such attempt to stop you from reaching your destiny. It is fear that has allowed these monsters to be able to get away with the culture of bullying for so long by this mis-treatment of new parties within the fashion industry.
I am proud to say that all the above has made me realize that however powerful I was, am and am. I have never ever been so badly mistreated and humiliated in all my life as I have been at London Fashion Week: Men over the past several years.
Play On The Offense
For those of you who are experiencing what I have gone through, my advice is honest and simple. Play on the offense – don’t give up and build your brand stronger. Despite the attacks on me from ´ Goliath´ , MenStyleFashion, readership continues to grow on a daily basis. My philosophy is this.
“When you’re a victim of bullying. Play on the offense and build your brand stronger!”
The above lies have been so damaging I have now taken legal action. In speaking to Goliath, the issues raised above never been proven by them. And of course, we simply know why now, because the above accusations / incidents never happened.
´Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me´. However, it´s true to say that they have hurt me on every level as now I close this final chapter in tears.
The Power of Forgiveness
Drop it, leave it and let it go!
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Vengeance is God’s after all!