Monday Musings – Can a dress change the world?

Monday Musings – Can a dress change the world?

Janis Playing in a dress

What a unique December! When we went home to visit our family for an early Christmas celebration I continued to wear a dress every day –

because I believe “A Dress Can Change the World”.

Yes even in winter with a dress, with pants underneath or tights, boots, hats and coat I was able to walk around the neighbourhood.

It can be done! Wear a dress even in winter.

Has anyone decided to join me in wearing a dress for the last week of December? Please add your name in the comments. Or if you know of others doing this, tell me.

I am pleased to say that I have started to see some donations come in. Thank you. Thank you. I am matching up to $500 all donations to Ratanak International. You can pay online or send a cheque – just click on Ratanak Janis Cox to access the information.

This has been an interesting exercise. I have met people, talked to them and discussed human trafficking.

I want to spread the word.

Let’s be aware. Let’s not judge. There is more here than we can know. The Star has an excellent article. Check it out.

Watch this interview with the founder, Brian McConaghy, of Ratanak International. Cambodia cries out.


Donate to Ratanak International to stop sex trafficking in Cambodia. Help stamp out human trafficking. (click to tweet)

Continue to add your favourite charities below.

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  1. Oh I love that you are doing this! I have several friends participating in Dressember this year! It’s such a fun way to spread the message and raise some funding for freedom! Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Karrilee,
      Thank you. But really God inspired me. I can’t use the trade-marked name as Ratanak is not a partner yet. But I am wearing a dress under “Can a dress change the world”. I am excited to hear that others are doing what they can to get the word out about human trafficking. I am just learning but am filled with a great passion to figure out how to help. I wonder what God has in store for me in 2016.

  2. Janis, I’m so sorry, I meant to post this to your Sunday linkup. Please feel free to remove it, since it’s not a charity–it’s simply my blog. BTW, I love what you’re doing with the dresses. My favorite charity is More Than Me, an organization run by Katie Meyler, a young woman from my hometown (She was actually voted one of the Time People of the Year last year). Her mission is to get young girls out of the slums and off the streets of Monrovia, Liberia and into school. The More Than Me school has been chosen to be a forerunner to education by the President of Liberia. Katie has so much energy and love for these precious girls–some of whom have had to sell their body for a glass of water–at the age of 9. I don’t have a thumbnail to include, but I thought I could at least share in the comments. The website is

    1. Mary,
      Not to worry. I have linked your post to the proper place on Word of God Speak. Maybe you could drop over and visit your neighbour.
      I am adding your link to the charity link page. Thanks so much. It sounds like a great charity.

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