Sophie Lancaster would have celebrated her birthday yesterday, but sadly her family and friends could only commemorate her life as it was taken from her, purely because she looked different.
Illamasqua a makeup brand i truely love, have supported the s.o.p.h.i.e foundation since they started and they commissioned this hauntingly beautiful animation that shows the last moments of sophie, who died to protect her boyfriend. You can also buy the sophie pencil and wristband from their site.
the sophie lancaster foundation website is here, please take time to have a look.
As a goth myself, this crime touches me as i have seen and felt hatred towards myself, purely for the way i look at times. One day i hope Sophies family help to get the law changed to include subculture along with attacks on say race to be seen in the same light - as a hate crime.