I am comfortable.
I am sheltered.
I am warm.
I am fed.
I am clothed.
I am loved.
I am cherished.
These are all reasons why I #dressember. I know that I have so many privileges in my life that others cannot even perceive. I am going to try, over the next month, to use the privilege to bring a voice to the voiceless.
Two years ago I decided to go on a journey. That journey has brought me here. I am a better consumer by being a less consumer. I am more aware of people around me by actually seeing people in need.
But the more I think about that the more I realize that it is not about what I have become but more about what I am unbecoming and how I am changing the focus from me to others. I am trying to take the I out of my life. That is super hard, trust me and I am not good at it, AT ALL!
So stepping back and thinking (without using “I statements”) about how this venture of dresswearing will change the world one may become more self centered OR not depending on how they view the cause. Choosing to view the cause as opposed to yourself can turn dresswearing into #unselfies and #advocation.
It is a work in progress so we shall see what happens as the month progresses. Keep watching and reading to see where it lands.
In the mean time check out https://support.dressemberfoundation.org/isaiah-61-1-3 and give what you can or pass on the link to a friend if they are able to donate.