Blythe Hill - Dressember
According to the latest statistics, more than 30 million people suffer from slavery and human trafficking worldwide. In 2005, that's the knowledge that Blythe Hill found herself coming to terms with. Despite her deep sense of urgency to help, she felt powerless. She wasn't a lawyer or a doctor or a social worker; her interests and talents were in fashion, trend analysis, and blogging. She didn't think she had much to offer the fight.
That is, until 2009 when Blythe challenged herself to wear a dress every day of December (hence: Dressember), mostly just for fun. The next year, a few friends joined in. By the third year, her friends' friends began to participate and she realized the possibility for something much greater than she had ever imagined. By 2013, the movement blossomed into something completely unexpected - an international campaign to aid the fight against sex trafficking.
In less than four years, Dressember advocates have raised over $3 million, committing to increasing global awareness and eradication of slavery and sex trafficking. On this weeks episode, we learn how Blythe turned her love of fashion into a powerful worldwide movement, what Dressember is doing this year and how you can get involved.