“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” -Anne Klein
In less than two months, #Dressember will officially begin. I have participated in this for the past two years and each year it renews my passion and desire to fight for the injustices of the world, specifically human trafficking. During the month of December, thousands of women all over the world will commit to wearing a dress for 31 days straight. We will link arms, raise our voices and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. In 2015, we raised $915,627 which funded over 200 rescue operations, or pay for over 45 anti-trafficking lawyers’ salaries for a year, or pay for aftercare therapy for over 1,000 survivors for a year. That’s why #itsbiggerthanadress
So this December as I whittle away at my wardrobe and narrow it down to only dresses, would you consider joining me? A lot of women are passionate about ending human trafficking, but don’t know where to start. Dressember is an easy and fun way to make a significant impact.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Gary Haugen the president of IJM, one of the missions that Dressember partners with:
“When our grandchildren ask us where we were when the voiceless and the vulnerable in our era needed leaders of compassion and purpose, I hope we can say that we showed up, and that we showed up on time.”