I think that I am the one making a difference by wearing a dress. But really, the difference is being made in spite of me.
Bringing attention to myself by posting about myself, words or pictures, isn’t as helpful as I would like it to be.
I am not important. It is not me that makes this work or go away.
Sure, I am a vessel for the cause. But it all works in spite of me. In spite of my self-consciousness, my forgetfulness, my desire for attention, my fear, my inattention, and all my other faults!
Here’s what I mean: I am important. My voice in the fight may be the only voice some hear. AND despite all my faults a difference is being made.
Someone once told me that it must take courage to do this challenge. To wear dresses every day and have my own style. Another person said I was a trend setter due to my eclectic pattern mixing. I heard someone ask, “What is she wearing?”
What’s interesting is that it takes more courage to move that conversation away from my fashion choices and to the real issue of slavery. There is a special kind of courage to move the conversation away from ME & to the issue at hand.
I am working on having that courage. Your choice to read this blog is helping me find my voice and courage. I appreciate that you have chosen to read my blog.