Welcome to my Little Black Dress Project 2016!
What is the purpose of this again?
I, along with a group of team members, will be wearing the same article of clothing (black dress, black shirt, or something similar) every day for a month to raise awareness about the epidemic of human trafficking. By doing this, we are experiencing a lack of freedom by not being able to choose our clothing for an entire month. This is an attempt to experience (on a very small scale) the lack of freedom and lack of choice victims of trafficking have. We plan on posting facts and stats on human trafficking to inform our friends and family about human trafficking. Along the way, we will make opportunities available to you to help stop these atrocities by financially supporting our chosen organization, Present Age Ministries. Present Age Ministries is a non-profit organization committed to fighting sexual exploitation and trafficking. They work to provide awareness events and directly help teen girls ages 12-18 who are survivors of sex trafficking. Please take the time to find out more about this organization at Present Age Ministries.
Want to donate now?
Donate by contacting me personally or clicking here to visit our crowdrise fundraising page.
Want to join us, but have some questions? See below to hopefully get some answers.
When does it start?
Our team in NC is going to wear their Little Black Dresses/Black Shirts beginning Feb. 1st until Feb. 29th.
What are the details of actually wearing the black dress? This sounds kind of weird and gross.
Rules/Guidelines for your wardrobe:
Wear the same article of clothing every day for the month to represent the lack of choice victims of human/sex trafficking have.
You may wash it as much as you want. (Meaning frequently….please)
You may accessorize as much as you want.
Please wear something different to work out in… we don’t want to stink.
If your kid snots or pukes on it…(not that this has happened to me in the past or anything)… improvise. You can just wear a black shirt the rest of the day if you choose.
If you have to wear a uniform for your job or volunteer work, ask for an exception if possible. If no exception is possible, see if you can wear the same accessory every day so people notice.
Learn more about human trafficking and be vocal! This Is an opportunity to make yourself more aware of the reality of human trafficking. Talk to people about it and about why you’re wearing the same clothes all the time. It’s uncomfortable sometimes, but people will surprise you. Post on FB, instagram, etc… whatever social media you can to bring the conversation to light. Post your link and facts about sex trafficking daily or frequently to try to raise money and awareness.
What if I missed the start date?
Please don’t let that stop you from joining us! You do have a couple of options though. Join us locally in NC for the rest of February or … if you want, you can join my friends at Average Advocate in March (see below).
The Other Little Black Dress Project
My group of friends with whom I have participated with in the past are going to do their project in March. Our local group chose February to support Present Age Ministries. Their staff will also be participating! If you aren’t ready to do February, join my friends in March at Average Advocate. Thanks, Average Advocate for helping to start this cool awareness event!!!
Where do I sign up?
Join my team by contacting me or clicking here. We would LOVE to have you!