Teen Stitched Her Prom Dress Together From Old Math Homework To Support Women’s Rights.
For most high school girls, prom is a time for them to indulge in their wildest princess fantasies: Buy an expensive dress, get a hot date, spend hours and hours debating their nail, makeup, and hair choices. And while all that's super fun, it's also refreshing to see a student who didn't bother herself with all of those things. Instead, she decided to give back.
High school senior Erinne Paisley of Victoria, BC, has always been interested in activism, especially activism that centers around women. She wanted to come up with an idea that would allow her to make a statement for a cause, and raise money for an organization that she believes in. What she came up with is nothing short of inspiring.
Instead of buying a prom dress, Paisley decided to donate the money she would have spent on it and make her dress out of old homework instead.
She did this because of her work with Malala.org, a site that raises funds to ensure that girls worldwide have access to secondary education.
On the dress, Paisley wrote "I've received my education. Not every woman has that right."
Her innovative dress took over seven hours to complete, and it definitely turned some heads.
“I kept thinking about the fact that over 62 million girls around the world don’t have access to secondary education,” Paisley explained.
Now that prom is over, the dress is being auctioned off. Already, the bids for the dress are up to $600, all of which will be donated to the Malala Fund.
Next, this teen ditched her prom and did something fantastic instead.