Mrs. Central Florida for Mrs. USA Continental

Thank you so much for visiting my fundraiser! 

I am the current reigning Mrs. Central Florida with the Mrs. Florida USA Continental Pageant system. 

I am seeking sponsorship and donations to help me attend the Mrs. Florida USA Continental pageant with a chance to be crowned Mrs. US Continental on June 10-12, 2021 in Stuart, Florida at the beautiful Lyric Theatre. 

Events of the competition will include private interviews, sportswear, and evening gown. 

In true Kelsey never fits the mold fashion, I do plan on constructing and/or revamping my own evening gown to show my talent of design and visual aesthetics, which will include expenses for materials to do so in order to create a truly custom representation of who I am. 

Of course with all pageants, I have the opportunity to represent and discuss a platform that is important to me. 

My platform is personal and what I believe to be centered around a very large social issue that must be addressed. 

I am not only a survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and psychological/mental abuse, I am also a survivor of abuse from a private mental health treatment center I attended from the ages of 19-22 for the paralyzing PTSD, anxiety disorder, depression, and manifested eating disorder that nearly stole my young life. 

Myself, among many other women that were residents at this specific treatment center have banded together to support each other through our time of recovery from the extreme mental and emotional abuse we were subjected to, as well as the intense medical malpractice and abuse we suffered while in the hands of trusted individuals. 

We have lost some of our dear sisters to suicide, health complications, and health issues that were never treated appropriately over the years. We have suffered the loss of self-esteem, self-worth, and some of us has struggled with our faith for years in the after-math of our abuse. 

Families have been disbanded, children estranged from their families, marriages have been ruined, and a struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in the face of the challenges involved of recovering from a cult-like experience are just a few of the experiences my sisters and I have endured and sought separation from. 

Some of our sisters have gone missing both in treatment and after. 

My heart aches deeply for the hearts and minds of my beloved sisters, my friends for life as we all struggle to find the truth for ourselves and navigate through a world we were taught to believe would be unkind to all of us. 

I am competing in this pageant so that I can make this social issue known and speak out passionately within my community and beyond to reach for change and the protection of those of us that seek a safe haven to process and heal from our pain and suffering we have faced in our young lives. 

I humbly ask for your support in raising the funds necessary for me to attend this competition. 
This competition is not about my own glorification, but rather representing my dear sisters and fellow survivors through a platform where our voices can be heard loud and clear, and hopefully pave the way for a movement that will prevent unnecessary pain of others needing recovery and healing. 

A breakdown of the expenses includes: 

$495.00 Entrance fee/ cost of crown and sash to wear during public events 
$600.00 in sponsorships and add buys. 
$400.00 in travel expenses and hotel required to attend the pageant. 

Any addition donation beyond these will go toward materials for my custom, personally hand-made evening gown and is of course greatly appreciated! 

Add buys are a way to use sponsorship to pay for my special page in the pageant program book, which will showcase who I am and the support system I have in place. 
Of course the more representation from those that believe in my platform and the need for this platform to be heard, the more special this will be. 

Add buys can be in the form of business sponsorships, or pictures of those that support my cause and purpose of attending this pageant. 
A break down of costs is as follows: 

1. Inside Cover (7 1/2" x 10 1/20") : $1500.00
2. Full page (7 1/2" x 10 1/2"): $600.00
3. Half page (5" x 7 1/2"): $295.00
4. Quarter Page (3 1/2" x 5"): $225.00
5. Business Card (2" x 3 1/2"): $100.00
6: Good Luck Line (name only): $50.00

If you are interested in buying a spot on my personal pageant program page, please contact me directly. 

I will be able to arrange for your donation to go directly toward the add page and make sure your purchased add space is distributed to the appropriate sources for the pageant. 

I greatly appreciate your support and I hope to build a team of supporters to build a wave of positive change for myself as a survivor, and more importantly my family and my sisters and their families who have stood tall and strong in the face of such a tragic adversity. 

Together we can stand to create chance. 
The world we live in is a challenging one, and nobody should have to face it alone. Beyond not being alone in the uphill battle of life, nobody should suffer abuse at the hands of those trusted to care for their loved ones and bring healing to those that are vulnerable and in need of hope. 

Let's do this together and create this change that will heal so many, and prevent further pain and suffering in those seeking to lay down their burdens in order to be their best selves. 

#notyouruglyduck #beyondsurvivewethrive 

Thank you so much and God bless you all! 

Donations

  • Carol Bailey 
    • $40 
    • 16 d

Organizer

Kelsey Barrows 
Organizer
Winter Garden, FL
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