FFF: The Traveling Red Dress
I’ve been drooling over these lovely red dresses over the past week or so — ever since I heard about the “Traveling Red Dress” from the Bloggess. The idea is that women all over the world circulate these “red dresses” (which, sometimes aren’t dresses at all) to make each other feel beautiful and loved. Photographers and Hair/Makeup Stylists are giving their talents too – it’s an amazing thing! And, after each woman has her red-dress-moment, she packs it up and sends it on to make someone else’s day.
I’ve secretly been looking at photographs online of red dresses, wondering which I would choose if I had the chance. I wonder how much of my story I would share, how much of the pain and raw I would expose just to empower other women…just like me.
I’m not really interested in writing sob stories – because if you look at my face, there’s no sobbing here. –Not because I haven’t seen my share of pain and tears, but because I refuse to lay down and let it BECOME me. I refuse to be overtaken.
Maybe I’ll never own a bright red ball gown – it’s something I’d never buy for myself due to the impracticality and price tag of it all – but, that’s not the point. I adore the spirit of this entire campaign and hope women everywhere will find their own red dress, whatever that dress may be. I hope they share their story. I hope they conquer their pain. I hope they feel beautiful. I hope they hope.
If you want to search for your own red dress…or, if you’d like to send your own dress or talents to good use for someone else, check out this Facebook page.
And, if you have your own Red Dress Moment you’d like to share, please link up here. I’d love to see your photos and read your stories!