Category Archives: Do It In A Dress


Finding your purpose and your tribe in unexpected places

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I’ve got my story and it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. I have dealt with stuff in my world – sexual assault, eating disorder, abuse and am now raising my children on my own. No matter what I have been through, I never felt like I didn’t have the power of choice. I can change my situation and I have access to support systems and education that gives me the power to heal and grow regardless of what cards I am dealt. It isn’t always easy, but its damn possible. I was one of those kids that grew up always…

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Last year this decision changed my life… Now it’s your turn

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I’ve always wanted to change the world. If there was some kind of Changemakers Anonymous meeting that existed, I’d be there. Every week. “Hi, my name is Sharni, and I want to make a difference”.  Equipped with a strong sense of justice, I can’t remember a time where I wanted to do anything else with my life. But the path before me wasn’t clear – How can I change the world? What contribution can I make? Where do I start? What can I do? After high school I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies (because that’s what people do, right?) and…

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Do It In A Dress and educate a girl in Africa

What if the clothes you wore could change a life?

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It’s time to dust off those dresses. We’ve launched Do It In A Dress for 2015 and and we want you to get ready to change thousands of lives this October! But before you do anything, watch this video. It’s our best campaign video yet and we’re so ridiculously excited to share it with the world…. Now if that doesn’t inspire you to get your dress on, we don’t know what will! 66 million girls around the world don’t have access to education, simply because they were born a girl. Because they were born into poverty, or a culture or…

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1 incredible way to give your life meaning and purpose.

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If you’d met me five years ago, I would’ve told you that life sucked. I’d just returned from a trip to Sierra Leone, which had completely changed my view of the world. I’d spent my years prior to this working as a web designer. My life consisted of shopping, drinking, partying – and not much else. Although it seemed like ‘the normal’ thing to do, I felt empty inside. Something was missing. Meaning. A purpose. I had an inkling that I was meant to do something great while I was here, but I didn’t know what it was. At the…

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Magbafth was one of the worst schools we've ever seen

It’s one of the worst schools we’ve ever seen – and it took 700 people to rebuild it.

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I remember the first time Dave and I drove up to Magbafth Primary School. It was the very first school we ever visited in Sierra Leone. At the start of 2011, we turned up there and met our first 10 scholarship girls. (I know the girls look terrified, sometimes the kids are taught to look sad in photos – and sometimes they are geniuinely nervous). I still clearly remember the story of Kadiatu and her sister. When we first met her Kadiatu was on the brink of death, and her sister was sick with intestinal worms. It was the scholarship that…

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11 year old boy makes a difference for charity

What this 11 year old boy did for the girls in Sierra Leone will inspire you

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Meet Chet, he’s only 11 but he’s one of our most passionate and inspiring supporters. Chet’s in Year 5 at St Kilda Park Primary and this year he wore a school dress to school for two weeks! We thought that was pretty remarkable in itself, but Chet also managed to convince six of his friends to frock up as well and raise money for Do It In A Dress!! Chet even convinced three of his male teachers to rock dresses too, on the condition that the boys met their fundraising target. They boys absolutely smashed it, raising over $2000 in two weeks – so…

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