Have you seen The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants? It’s a great premise, that these friends pass a pair of jeans among themselves for the course of their (sometimes long distance) friendship. The one who posesses them knows that they have the support, courage and love of their other friends and sometimes the pants give them the extra push to do amazing things.
The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson, has sparked another kind of circle of love, friendship, and encouragement among her readers and others that are getting on the Traveling Red Dress circuit. She posted a blog a while back about an amazing and absolutely ridiculous red dress. She had no reason for wearing it, except that it was amazing and made her feel amazing. After “wearing the hell out of it” she has passed it along to inspire other women to feel amazing, and worth it, and wonderful.
Many, many women are now telling their stories. Why they would like an experience with a fabulous “red dress”, how they are inspired to treat themselves to something that is seemingly ridiculous, but makes them feel amazing, or why they want to share their “red dresses” with other women.
I couldn’t keep my mind off the project and remembered that I had a fabulous, sparkly, amazing number hanging in my closet that no longer fits this “mom” body. I went to the Traveling Red Dress facebook page, posted a photo, and my red dress will soon be on it’s way to a complete stranger, who is very brave, very deserving, and very inspiring.
I thought that I would have some hesitation when it came time to part ways, but I can honestly say that I am so excited. If I had the resources I’d buy more dresses, just so I could share them. I am going to include a letter to the recipient and ask her to pen her story, send me a photo, and include her story and photo when she passes the dress along. I don’t know how many people may wear the dress. She may be the last, but I hope (as The Bloggess says) it makes her “Furiously Happy”, if even for an hour, and she “wears the hell out of it.”
Do you have a red dress? Any amazingly wonderful dresses? They don’t have to be red, just fantastic enough to make some other woman inspired, and able to see herself for the beautiful person she is. GO- check it out.
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