It's Bigger Than A Dress

During the month of December, all I Love Nice People proceeds went to an incredible organization called Dressember Foundation. If you are not aware of the amazing work they do, check out our I Love Nice People X Dressember article! Now, onto the story...

Well it’s January 5th and I’ve kept up my dress wearing, despite one day of extreme cold weather where pants seemed like the only option. I somehow can not let go of my thrift store and hand-me-down dresses. Every time I put on a dress, I feel a sense of purpose, hope, and longing. 

Dressember Foundation has a goal of raising 2 million dollars by the end of January and they are almost there! The extent of that number is huge; it is something that is hard for me to grasp. The amount of lives that will be changed from this fundraiser is phenomenal. Thank you to anyone that supported Dressember, sent happy thoughts, or added to the extremely important conversation surrounding modern day slavery. Without contributions and conversations, ending slavery would not be possible. 

December was full of reflection, joy, and awareness. I love how Dressember falls at the end of the year. It gives me an opportunity to think back on decisions I made throughout the year and think about what I could have done differently or how I could have been more impactful. It also makes me feel extremely grateful for the life I have been given. I do not mean things such as my job, where I live, or who I have relationships with. I am referring to the fact that I am in a position of freedom. Every choice I make is dependent on my wants, needs, and desires. 

Sometimes not every choice I make is the right one, but I still sit at the threshold of all decisions conceivable. This is something that I tend to take for granted but every day my dress served as a reminder of my freedom. During this month I was able to meet with and hear about many people that fight for freedom in their own unique way. I was constantly inspired and excited to hear how far spread the movement against modern day slavery had come. 

With the new year in full force, my hope is that Dressember does not stop with the end of the year but instead we are inspired to do more, learn more, and act more. We can not and will not stop at complacency but instead will pursue to become the most effective advocates we can be. 

We were able to donate $805.95 to Dressember Foundation during their December 2017 campaign. If you are interested in donating to the foundation through I Love Nice People, you can do so here

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