One Dress. One Year. by Bethany Winz

41FyFyW2POL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_How can one girl change the world? It all began with a heart for justice and a little black dress. In 2012, sixteen-year-old Bethany Winz decided to make a difference. To raise awareness, she determined to

– wear the same black dress every day for a year to bring attention to the lack of choices slaves have
– come up with new ways to accessorize the dress each day
– use her blog and pictures of her outfits to raise money for agencies helping those who were being trafficked

Her yearlong journey was one of hope, discipline, and sometimes disappointment. She celebrated some successes yet despaired at the depth of the problem. As she found her identity tied to the things she did, Bethany discovered that while she stood for freedom for others, she also struggled to find her own freedom in believing that she was loved just as she was. This moving book shows readers that their voices matter, they can make a difference, and sometimes the smallest gestures have lasting impact.

About the Author

Bethany Winz is studying social justice at Trevecca Nazarene University where she’s learning to love Nashville and urban farming. She already loves Jesus, hot tea, good books, and bacon. She processes the world by writing and blogs about the adventure of growing up and what she’s learning about justice at http://www.bethanywinz.com. She grew up in Orlando, Florida, with her parents and her brother.

Susanna Foth Aughtmon is the author of All I Need Is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans, My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself, and I Blame Eve. She coauthored A Trip around the Sun with New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson and Richard Foth. A pastor’s wife and mother of three, Susanna assists her husband, Scott, in various ministries at the church they planted in Redwood City, California, and blogs about life’s adventures at http://www.tiredsupergirl.com

My Thoughts

This is an amazing story and challenge to the reader to become proactive in your personal fights for others. It is also eye opening in that many do not understand one championing for a cause, and that taking a stand in not always easy. I recommend this book, especially to young women.

Thank you to Baker Books for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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