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

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Dressember Part 1

What is Dressember? I'm glad you asked. Dressember is about freedom and dignity for all women--really, for all people. It uses fashion as a way to advocate for women who have been exploited for their femininity. For the 31 days of December, Dressember participants commit to wearing a dress every day to raise awareness of … Continue reading Dressember Part 1

Long-Due Dressember Update

I haven't been very good about posting Dressember updates recently, but here's the last several days!  For those of you unfamiliar with what Dressember is, check out this earlier post where I explain it.  There's only a few more days to donate to IJM!  If you'd like to support their work of bringing freedom and … Continue reading Long-Due Dressember Update

The Remedy for Our Mortality, and a Dressember Update

The Remedy for Our Mortality Start hearin’ it in high school, The cacophony of voices: Where are you going to college? Whatcha gonna study? Where you gonna go after that? You got to have a ten-year plan, ya see, Typed out in full-on serif font. Bullet-points ain’t good enough. Nope—etch in all the details, Carve … Continue reading The Remedy for Our Mortality, and a Dressember Update

2014 Reflections (And Dressember Update)

Ah, the end of another year approaches.  A time for reflection, a time for looking ahead.  It is high time that I share some reflections with you. If I had to give the past year a name, then 2014 would be the "Year of Silence."  In about December of last year, it seemed like God … Continue reading 2014 Reflections (And Dressember Update)

Dressember 2014

Greetings friendly readers.  Today is the first day of December and of another thirty-one day event that begins with the letter "D"--Dressember!  Some of you may have heard of Dressember, but for those of you who haven't, let me give you a brief history of it, in true History major fashion: It began in 2009 … Continue reading Dressember 2014

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

“Complete”–A New Poem, and an Update on Dressember

In the midst of craziness and an overload of homework as this semester ends, this truth overshadows every stress and pressure: Complete by Beth Wangler I am Yours, You are mine. Closer than beside, closer than a touch. I close my eyes or look to the sky And I find I'm only complete where You … Continue reading “Complete”–A New Poem, and an Update on Dressember

Dressember 2013

Dressember was born in 2009, when my then-small group leader Blythe first came up with the idea.  Her challenge: To wear a dress every day for the month of December.  Behind Dressember is the idea of embracing femininity.  In our current world, where girls are encouraged to push the limits of traditionally female roles and … Continue reading Dressember 2013