Eracist of the Month | Vy N Do
Our Eracist of the month is Vy N Do, a Creighton student who is taking a stand against sexual trafficking by taking part in “Dressember.” During Dressember, people wear dresses or ties every day during the month of December to draw people’s attention and get them to start a conversation about the ugly reality of sexual trafficking.
Blythe Hill, the creator of the movement was inspired by the Movember campaign, when men grow mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer research. She had been doing Dressember with friends for a couple of years and thought she could use it to do something similar. She thus decided to use Dressember to raise money for International Justice Mission (IJM), a company that works to rescue and help victims of slavery and oppression world-over.
Vy had read many articles about the issue of sexual trafficking and felt a deep unrest every time the topic was brought up. Vy says, “The fact it’s [sexual trafficking] is happening everywhere, not only in the United States is very concerning.”
As a young girl, she always wanted to help and contribute to the movement against sexual trafficking in some way and that’s how she decided to become a part of Dressember along with her friends.
Vy likes the idea of the Dressember because it helps distract her from the cold, because according to her,“the cold is nothing compared to pains that are happening elsewhere, to the unfortunate and marginalized.” She has committed to wearing a dress for every day of the month.
Vy has signed up to become an advocate of Dressember. She has a fund that people can use to donate to services that can work towards the problem.
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