– Outfit #1 to stand up against modern-day slavery/human trafficking & promote modesty! –
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a free Shabby Apple dress!

I want to thank Dakota of Sweetheart of the Rodeo for sending this to me to wear. I adored wearing it for my 7th wedding anniversary with my husband on June 19th. We went out to eat and took a nature walk for a little while (I kept changing in and out of Converse all-stars when not taking photos, since these heels wouldn’t be good to walk on grass in). It was a nice time. We are simple people and don’t get extravagant.

Reason why I’m doing this #1:
International Justice Mission fights various types of human trafficking (modern-day slavery). They investigate abuse and oppression around the world trying to bring justice to people forced in labor and exploitation by upholding the laws that get ignored in various countries against slavery (since a lot of governments will be paid off by slave owners to get away with oppressing others). For instance, they recently were able to free more than 500 people from slavery from a brick kiln. The youngest forced to work was 8 years old. These people lived in terrible conditions right by the kiln and had to make a certain amount of bricks each day for many hours (not your normal 9-5 one bit) or they would be beaten. They never get to see any money ever and for generations are told they owe their owner a certain amount of money before they see freedom. However, these people never are allowed that freedom. IJM will help these newly freed people form their own companies, earn their own living fairly, and help integrate them into society with confidence. To find out ways that you can help IJM continue with their work of bringing freedom to people, please click here.
“Incidents of injustice are not just something that happen in an unfair world. God is appalled by them and calls us to seek justice.  Oppressors can be intimidating, but in studying how they work -through coercion and deception – we can prepare ourselves to stand up to them.  We can do something.” – Gary Haugen, President of IJM in his book The Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World
If you’d like me to borrow your clothes to spread awareness against human trafficking and promote modesty, please E-mail me: marvelousthingsphoto@gmail.com.

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. You look so, so lovely! I adore that dress.Also, I just released the summer 2011 edition of my new magazine Femme and I'd appreciate if you checked it out 🙂 You can view it for free here: http://issuu.com/bisousmonamour/docs/femmesummer11

  2. Pretty dress and photos , this colour on you looks fab 🙂


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About Victoria / Justice Pirate

Victoria. Anabaptist, Wife of Rob, Mom of two boys, minimalist, quilt maker, Resources Adviser/Social Media Manager for anti-human trafficking awareness organization Justice Network (justice-network.org).


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