Meet the Intern: Alissa Shepardson
Here at Dressember, we love to highlight our interns! Our intern network spans across the United States and their collaborative hard work behind the scenes makes the dream work. Today we're introducing Alissa Shepardson, one of our Community Engagement interns spreading the word in her local community about Dressember.
Name: Alissa Shepardson
Hometown: Winona, MN
What is your favorite dress in the 2017 Dressember Dress collection?
The Penny, comfy and cute!
What made you decide to be a part of Dressember this year?
I’m passionate about Dressember because I believe that people who are trafficked become objectified and dehumanized by a lack of emotional, spiritual, social, and physical attention that requires healing that can not be done alone. One of those people could have been me, and I thoroughly empathize with them. Because of this, I admire the strength and beauty of people who have been forced into slavery and want to do anything in my power to help stop trafficking and provide survivors with the help and healing that they deserve.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d love to travel to all of the world! I would like to start off by visiting Ireland. I love playing tourist and want to explore the nations.
What is your fundraising goal?
My fundraising goal is $2,000 raised as a team. It kind of feels impossible, but anything less than this would seem too practical. I want to challenge myself to believe that the impossible is in fact possible.
Who is a women that inspires you?
What is your favorite quote?
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thank you Alissa for making the decision to get outside of your comfort zone and advocate for the dignity of others this December.
If you're looking to participate with a team this Winter but don't know where to start, consider joining Alissa's team "Freedom of the Dress 2017". While you're more than welcome to participate on your own, we want to let you know that you don't have to. We're all in this together!