September 25th, 2017
blythe hill - the impact of being bold
Blythe Hill is the founder and CEO of the Dressember Foundation. Dressember is a month long challenge where you are encouraged to wear a dress or tie during the month of December in order to raise awareness and money toward the issue of sex trafficking.
Blythe did something different. She decided to wear a dress everyday during December. Something that seemed personal and innocent at first, but quickly grew into a trend that spread year by year. At first it was her friends that joined in, and then it was friends of friends. Slowly, a movement started taking off. And then Blythe decided to do something bold.
She decided to tie this movement with a cause she cared about. For her it was human sex trafficking. A topic that she thought she was unqualified for as somebody working in fashion analysis. The truth is that she never really thought that she’d ever be able to help, other than some small $20 donations every month. But she did something that felt right to her and made it into something bigger than her. A movement that has made an impact bigger than Blythe could have ever imagined.