I have become an abolitionist, something that I thought ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. At the beginning of December I told you guys about Dressember, a fundraising and awareness-raising campaign that supports International Justice Mission and their crusade to free men, women, and children from the bonds of slavery and sex-trafficking. There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today—more than any other time in history. 26% of all forced labor victims are children under the age of 18 years. (source: IJM website)
I have joined Dressemeber and am actively looking for sponsors. My commitment is to wear a dress everyday in December and post a photo of myself on my social media. Wearing a dress in winter is an act that is inconvenient for me and reminds me daily of the real struggle of the 27 million slaves in the world today. You can help by pledging any amount – 100% of the tax-deductible donation goes directly to IJM and is used to bring true justice to the world.
Here is me holding myself accountable for wearing dresses all month – we’re half way there:
I will be honest, selfies make me uncomfortable. It can be really hard for me to do, and taking a selfie or having my photo taken everyday this month, it has been a challenge. But hopefully these photos of dresses flooding your feed will be a reminder that there are causes worth fighting for, there are people who need saving, and we can do something about it.
Ready to be an abolitionist? Partnering with me and with IJM —> here.