When I received a large box filled with dresses to borrow from Lauren of Sparrow & Urchin, the first dress I wanted to wear was this one. It is my favorite of the bunch of them that I’ve posted. It is unique (check out the print up close by zoomin in on the outfit). It even has a pretty brooch as part of it. Amazing vintage! It’s been about 16 months since I had photos at the tracks and we (Rob and I) had a picnic there with our boys. They really love trains so they seemed to have a good time even though they wished to see an actual train come by. It is really hard to get them to both look at the camera at the same time!
It is always really fun to see the unique ways that people spread awareness against human trafficking. Every day there are those who never heard of slavery existing in our world and neighborhoods. They don’t want to think that there is evil right near where they live.
October will be National Domestic Violence Awareness month. This morning I read this article about how a woman in Washington state (named Victoria [Throm]!) is trying to spread awareness against domestic violence and human trafficking by having purple lights shine in her neighborhood’s porches and on trees and all over the place so that people will wonder what is going on and that they will ask about the reasons behind the lights. This is the fifth year she has arranged for Purple Light Nights Campaign. It lasts for the entire month and takes places in 23 states and a couple Canadian provinces.
“It’s focused on human sex trafficking,” Throm said of the Genesis Project. “Everything will be free,” Throm said, “from the purple glow sticks to refreshments.”
Seattle, Washington is one of the worst places for human trafficking and ranked #6 in the world for the exploitation of young boys and girls. Genesis Project helps these victims since many of them are under the age of 18.
I want to find a purple light somewhere and hope you will join me for the month of October to help spread awareness of this growing problem in our world. Be a voice for the oppressed.