Local woman and daughter fundraise with "Dressember" to help victimized women worldwide

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Move over, Movember — this month is Dressember . Dressember is a collaborative movement that leverages fashion and creativity to all women, and one Sheridan woman and mother, Bethany Tippin, is doing just that with her daughter Eleanor. "This year is special. Not only did Dressember add the A21 Campaign as an active participant, but my daughter, Eleanor, asked to do Dressember with me!" Tippin says. "We are participating because we believe there is no part of our lives too small to use as a catalyst for change and care. We know that what we wear and how we wear it, what we eat and where we buy it, what we say and how we say it all make a difference in the world around us." In 2013, Dressember took on a mission: opposing the worldwide trafficking and exploitation of women. In its first year as a fundraising campaign, Dressember aligned with International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. Those who participate in Dressember are supporting the abolition of modern day slavery. This year, the Dressember campaign expanded to partner with other anti-trafficking organizations. Tippin's goal is to raise $5,000, and she is 10 percent there. See her fundraising page here . She has until Jan. 31 to finish fundraising. According to the national movement, Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who've been exploited for their femininity. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, "they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women." *h/t Bethany Tippin / Pitchengine Communities* *h/t Bethany Tippin / Pitchengine Communities* *​h/t Bethany Tippin / Pitchengine Communities* *Feature photo Dressember Foundation / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news