It’s a pinkish day today, which happens much less often for me than for my junior partner. We put her photo here in the body of the post so you’d get to see the whole outfit – including her thrifted knit wool dress and cardigan with a sweet crinoline flower. Today, a little bit of info about Dressember for those who are considering a donation…
It started out as a fun, more fashion focused, project in 2009 and morphed into something more meaningful this year. From the site:
After more than two years of scheming, Dressember took on new meaning, aligning with International Justice Mission to put a stop to global human trafficking. Now, thousands of people around the world will put the celebration of beauty and feminity into action by raising money to help stop sexual slavery.
Today, over 27 million men, women, and children are trapped in slavery. That’s more people than the entire course of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The mission of Dressember is to put a stop to one of the greatest social injustices of our time. Dressember participants wear dresses every day during the month of December to celebrate the freedom of beauty and femininity that they’re allowed, and to raise awareness and funds on behalf of those who aren’t free to live vibrant, autonomous lives. One hundred percent of the funds raised during Dressember will go directly to International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that has worked tirelessly for over 15 years to bring rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and violent oppression. Together, we can make a lasting global impact.