Six Month Countdown (And Pre-Orders!)

It’s been three and a half years since I first put on The Dress.

If you’d told me then where the whole thing would end up, I might have laughed in your face.

Sure, I wanted to write.

But me?

A book?

At twenty?

I would have said you were crazy. And I would have been right.

But crazy hasn’t stopped me yet.


So much has changed since I wore The Dress for that year. There are things about the work of justice that I’m just beginning to understand—things I wish I’d known when I started. Things I would do differently if given the year to do over again.

But there is tremendous good there, too. That black dress taught me so much about freedom, and I learned even more as Susanna and I sat down to write its story. When we set out to put the year into words and pages and chapters, I thought it was the story of a girl and a dress and a fundraising campaign to help end human trafficking.

And it is.

But that’s not the whole of it.

It’s also the story of a girl whose best efforts are full of mixed up motives. It’s about how I thought (and think) that my actions determine my value, and how hard it is for me to believe that I’m loved.

And ultimately, it’s about a God who is faithful when things get ugly—even when his faithfulness can only be seen in hindsight.


I can’t wait to share this story with you.

On March 1st—just six months from now!—it releases into the wild.

In the meantime, it’s up for pre-order in various places around the internet. The book that had me wondering at times if it would ever be. The one that I doubted and questioned and even tried to hide from.

It’s for real.

Somebody pinch me. I think I might be dreaming.


One Dress. One Year.
Bethany Winz with Susanna Foth Aughtmon
March 1, 2016

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