This Senior's Grad Dress Is the Ultimate Feminist Statement
Erinne Paisley's feminist graduation dress got people talking — and thankfully, this time, it wasn't because of some crazy suspension for a dress code violation.
Erinne, a Canadian high school student and activist, DIY-ed her own graduation dress from her old pre-calculus notes in order to make a major statement about girls' education. After fashioning the dress together with duct tape, she wrote in red lettering, "I've recieved [sic] my education. Not every woman has that right. Malala.org."
The Web address, Malala.org, refers to Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's organization, The Malala Fund, which works to educate women and girls in countries where it is socially unacceptable, or even dangerous, for girls to attend school.
Even better? Erinne, who will be attending the University of Toronto in the fall, is now auctioning the dress online, and it's currently going for a whopping $940. Of course, Erinne plans to donate all the money she earns from the dress to The Malala Fund.
We think it's super amazing that Erinne used her big day in the spotlight to benefit girls who might otherwise not have the same opportunity!