Dressember Part 3

Guest post by Crystal Russell founder of All of Us Matter



“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

-Mother Teresa


DRESSEMBER uses fashion to advocate for women who’ve been exploited. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women…  The heart of Dressember is freedom— That every woman has the right to live a vibrant and autonomous life.”

DECEMBER is about the season of giving so we are giving you an extra special three part series featuring some incredible women who have teamed up with us to talk about why they are wearing dresses for the month of December. 

Over the following weeks we will feature three incredible women that live ordinary lives like most of us but know that it’s in the small acts of kindness that make the biggest impact. 

Meet Mary Martinek





Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am married to a wonderful Air Force member and we have a total of 6 kids with one on the way!

I stay at home and homeschool our kids. I also love sewing.

We live in titchmarsh, England and love it here.

2. What does Dressember mean to you?

Dressember is a great way to bring awareness to the tragedy of human trafficking.

3. When did you first hear about Human Trafficking?

I’d heard about human trafficking for years, but Crystal was the one who really

explained to me what it was and how my lifestyle can have a large positive or negative impact on the issue.

4. How do you think small acts of kindness make a difference?

I believe small acts of kindness often make the largest difference in someone’s life.

5. As the year comes to a close what has been your biggest lesson(s)?

My biggest lesson this year is to trust the Lord always and to be humble.

6. Whats the best piece of advice anyone has ever given to you?

To have integrity. To always be honest, especially and most importantly with myself.

7. Whats something interesting that nobody knows about you?

I’m pretty much an open book, so I can’t think of anything that no one knows about me.


Let’s celebrate freedom for others and celebrate femininity!

I am in, are you? HTTP://WWW.DRESSEMBER.ORG

**Join us next Friday for more Dressember inspiration! **

With Love, Crystal & Vanna


What more DRESSEMBER? Check out part 2 from last week here: www.vannadutch.com/?p=1397

Dressember Part 1: WWW.VANNADUTCH.COM/?P=1382

Want more Fashion With a Purpose? Check out our previous post.

Use What You Have – WWW.VANNADUTCH.COM/?P=1317

Styling Your Fall Family Formals – WWW.VANNADUTCH.COM/?P=1295

Shedding Layers – WWW.VANNADUTCH.COM/?P=1242

Fashion With a Purpose – WWW.VANNADUTCH.COM/?P=118dress

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