Dressember: for Femininity and Freedom

Today is Cyber Monday – which means tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. On Giving Tuesday, people show their support for a cause they love. Here are 2 that have been a topic of conversation at my house lately. My older daughter, Alice, is participating in Dressember this month. She will be wearing a dress every day the month of December.

Alice found out about Dressember from a friend who is supporting equal rights for women by helping victims of human trafficking. Human Trafficking is the illegal holding of people against their will, and selling or renting them out for involuntary sex or labor. This is a problem worldwide, but seems to have a heart right where I live. Florida accounts for the third highest call volume to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Tampa Bay is a hotspot for traffickers. 70% of trafficking victims are female and 50% are children.

921433_10151596495550923_819795177_oOn her fundraising page, Alice explains:

“I’m participating in Dressember because I believe in everyday advocacy. I know my voice matters, and that I can help change the world that millions of abused women and girls wake up to every morning. Your voice matters, too, and our voices are louder together. Let’s yell, let’s run, let’s dress for the restoration of dignity for all women.

Help me meet my goal and create real change. Every dollar counts, and the process is fast, easy, and secure.

You can also partner with me by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter. Or, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thank you for locking arms with me in the fight for dignity.”

I’m wearing a dress today, are you?

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