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What is this? Why do we do it? Why does it seem like we are wearing the same dress/skirt/shirt/sweater all the time? Doesn’t that get a little nasty? Trust me. We wash them. (Sometimes.)

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Each year, a random group of people around the country decide to wear the same black article of clothing for a month as a personal challenge to raise awareness and money to help those in our world who have been forced, used, mistreated, and abandoned. These are the modern slaves of our world, also known as victims of human trafficking. As we wore the same dress, we experienced what it is like to have limited choice. Our freedom is only slightly limited, whereas the freedom of the trafficking victims we represent has been unjustly stolen from them.


So, together we will don our black dresses or shirts or skirts or suits or fishnet leggings for a month in order to raise awareness and funds for those whom are begging for an intervention.


Are you inspired? I invite you to join us change the world through this simple action.



Don’t freak-out or write it off yet! Although it is challenging, it is oh so rewarding! Find a friend to do it with–it always helps. Then join our Facebook group for support.


By doing this little thing together, we do something great. Because little things can make a big difference. Let’s bring FREEDOM!


In February and March of 2016, we hope to surpass a total of $30K fundraised together since the inception of the LBD Project, helping bring freedom to others. Learn more about LBD Project 2016 or go to our new LBD Project website here



If you are one of those planners and actually like to know what you are doing before committing, in a nutshell, this is how this advocacy project works:


LBD Project 2012 Day 40 Collage

1.) Be committed to wearing the same item of clothing every day for a month.

2.) Ideally, take-and-share a picture of you in that same item daily.

3.) Let those around you know why you are wearing the same thing all the time.

4.) Lead the way by making a donation to these organizations.

5.) Ask those you know to donate $5+ to the fundraising page (or if they prefer cash or check, you can donate for them).


For more information on how to take part in Project Little Black Dress, this post explains how. Pay special attention to “The Escapist Rules” section, which goes into more detail about what you can get away with. Then this post gives steps 1-5 to support you. Just be sure to change the wording to fit this year’s goals.


If you want to understand my motivation, details, and personal stories about this project, go to our new Little Black Dress Project website or go to these many posts below. The answers to your questions are spelled out here like in a spelling bee:

Little Black Dress Project 2015

15 Questions About Little Black Dress 2014

The Little Black Dress–That Changed the World (a participant’s personal story)

Review of Little Black Dress Project 2013, photos & Ending Human Trafficking in the DC Suburbs

2012 Action: Little Black Dress Photos and Overview

Action: Little Black Dress Pt.1

Action: Little Black Dress Pt.2 (The How)

2013 Action: Little Black Dress

Art of Advocacy: Wearing Hope in a Little Black Dress

Review: Action Little Black Dress in Retrospect

2013 Little Black Dress Support


LBD Project Logo 2016 pt1

Join this year’s Little Black Dress Project!

Results of LBD 2013