HOW THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS PROJECT WORKS
Everyone should be free.
If those words resonate with you, we believe you can do this.
We invite you to join us change the world through this simple action! Below you will find our basic methodology on how to participate in the LBD Project. If you have more questions, be sure to go check out our FAQs page because you probably aren't the first person to have asked them!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Join the LBD Project Communications for support and guidance
- Be committed to wearing the same item of clothing most of every day for a month
- Share a picture of you daily in that item, or you could share a fact or story about human trafficking
- Let those around you in person also know why you are wearing the same thing all the time (get a button to draw attention to this)
- Lead the way by making a donation to an anti-trafficking organization we are fundraising for
- Ask those you know to donate $10 too!
- Thank those who donated
- Wash, rinse, repeat
- P.S. no, we don't all wash our item of clothing daily nor do we do want to micromanage your cleanliness!
- Become a little more grateful for the freedom you have
(If you're looking to purchase your black item from a company that is committed to ethically sourced items, and items that help support trafficking survivors, we recommend checking out the DoGoodStore - who has even set up a special part of their site to support the LBD.Project this year!)
What to expect about the LBD Project:
- There is never a good time to wear the same item of clothing every day
- You don't have to know anything about human trafficking to embark on this project
- It can be very challenging
- You might quit
- You will not be judged for quitting
- You will always invited to try again if you quit
- People will likely not donate if you don't talk about it
- People will not donate unless you actually invite them to donate via all the opportunities
- You might become discouraged when people don't "like," comment on, or donate when you share, but we have a great community online to help support you
- Some people might unfriend you (but is that a bad thing, really?)
- You might feel "out there" and alone--but we are with you and behind you
- You might wonder why you have so much clothing
- You might feel inspired to donate all your clothing when you realize you don't need it
- You might hate your little black dress by the end of the month and feel like burning it
- You will learn exactly however much you want to about human trafficking
- You will be proud of yourself if you finish
- You will be surprised to find out, often years later, that people were watching you
- By making a public stand, random people eventually find you when they become aware of human trafficking
If we haven't answered your questions yet, and maybe even if we have, go check out out FAQs page to learn more.
You can do this!