Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dressember

This is probably going to shock anyone who knew me as a child or adolescent, but I'm purposely wearing a dress for 31 straight days--the entire month of December. And I'm doing it for a cause, but it's bigger than just wearing a dress.



The movement is called Dressember and it began in 2009 as a quirky style challenge. It turned into much more and in 2013 it aligned with International Justice Mission (IJM)  to raise funds to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. Since 2013 well over a half-million dollars have been raised, and 100% of the funds go directly to IJM. 

"Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who've been exploited for their femininity. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women."

So, I'm going through my closet, thrift stores, and Thred Up to find enough dresses and skirts to last between laundry days. It gets coooold here on the prairie in December, so I'm stockpiling tights and leggings, too. 

If you feel so inclined, you can donate to my page here.  Want to join in? Sign up here.

Got any good winter-dress-wearing tips? Send 'em my way. 




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