This experiment has been interesting on so many levels. At first I thought it was no big deal, but I am having conversations about human trafficking nearly daily! That means I needed to beef up on my knowledge so I'm speaking intelligently. That also means that dressember works. The fundraising is amazing, but the awareness is miraculous. I have had so many people declare, "I had no idea. Here in the United States?!"
Yes, I can't make this stuff up. It's terrible, but it's true.
The other odd side note is that I have too many clothes. If I can wear the same dress day in and day out, then I probably don't need a full closet, dresser and off-season bin. I can't say that I don't desire a little variety, but you can really do a lot with a simple black dress. By December 31 I will probably want to burn this thing, but for now, it's serving me well.
|Dressember Day 1|
|$32 billion generated annually by human trafficking, December 2 is Int'l Day to Abolish Slavery.|
|It's more than just a dress! According the dressember.org human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry.|
|This statistic is from unlockfreedom an organization that works to educate young people on the dangers of trafficking here in the U.S. Thirteen years old...that's my Ella and Elijah.|
|According to force 4 compassion, 3,287 men, women, and children are sold or kidnapped and forced into slavery every day.|
|Wearing my dress to lacrosse practice. Dressember is fundraising to support A21, this video tells the story of one of the 1-2% who survive trafficking. http://www.a21.org/|
My sisters and Mom have been sharing information as well. It's been an incredible experience to see their pictures daily along with the stats they have found. It's a project in awareness for all of us.