Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet

If you follow me on Twitter, you saw that I participated in Dressember again this year.  Dressember is a movement of women (and now men) who commit to a fashion challenge during December to raise awareness of and funds to end human trafficking. Most commit to wearing a dress or formal attire every day of … Continue reading Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet

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Dressember 2016 Update #3

I'm a writer.  That usually means that I'm pretty good at putting my thoughts into writing--much better, in fact, at writing what I think than at saying what I think. It also happens that sometimes, when I feel something very deeply, I have a hard time writing it.  These times always are frustrating, given how … Continue reading Dressember 2016 Update #3

Dressember Update #2

According to the National Institute of Justice, human trafficking is: "Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or … Continue reading Dressember Update #2

Dressember 2016 and Why You Should Join

Good Monday, my dear readers!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  It rained where I am today--and I absolutely love the rain.  See this poem as an example of that love, and also as an example of how rarely it rains in my area. A very special time of year is … Continue reading Dressember 2016 and Why You Should Join

Preparing for Dressember 2015

Slavery in the United States officially ended on December 6, 1865. A common assumption is that this means slavery is no longer an issue in the world. This is far from the truth. In our world today, there are an estimated 35.9 million people held in slavery. About 50% of those people are children, and … Continue reading Preparing for Dressember 2015

The End of Dressember

This year, I participate in Dressember for the very first time. Born five years ago, Dressember, a challenge to wear a dress every day for the month of December, has been from the start a celebration of femininity and freedom.  This year, Dressember aligned with International Justice Mission to raise money for their work to … Continue reading The End of Dressember