Dressember: Supporting Human Rights

Kaitlyn Corwin, Staff Writer

The Dressember movement began in 2009, when Blythe Hill thought it would be a cute idea to wear a dress every day in December. She showed off her quest on social media using #dressember. It gained popularity quickly. Last year, this clever pun and quirky challenge grew into so much more. Dressember teamed up with the International Justice Mission and became dedicated to ending human trafficking, slavery, and the sexual exploitation of women worldwide. According to their website, the Dressember Foundation had “1,233 registered participants in 32 countries across 6 continents who collectively raised over $165,000.”