For all of you who are just interested in how exciting I looked wearing the same dress every single day, this page is for you!

Again, if you want to understand my motivation, the escapist rules of the game, and how you too can easily do this, go to these posts. It is spelled out there like in a spelling bee:

Action: Little Black Dress Pt.1

Action: Little Black Dress Pt.2 (The How)

Art of Advocacy: Wearing Hope in a Little Black Dress

Review: Action Little Black Dress in Retrospect

Lastly, as this is for a cause (development and relief aid for the Horn of Africa’s lingering famine of 2011) PLEASE GO TO THE FUNDRAISING PAGE so that I will not be doing this in vain. Thank you so much!

At the beginning of February, the UN officially downgraded the famine in the Horn of Africa to a food crisis. This means that now, less than 1/3 of the population in dire need: Only 9.5 million people as opposed to 13 million are on the verge of death. (For a frame of reference, DC’s metro area is about 5.6 million, Chicago’s is 9.5, LA’s 12.8, and Dallas’ is 6.4). In South Sudan and another place in Africa, called the Sahel are also facing food crises.

These situations are actually more man-made than just a turn in the weather. Poverty is already extreme in these places with little opportunity to change one’s life situation. The, add to poverty political wars and social issues, then dependence on aid. THEN the rain dries up, and without excess that ideally would have been stored away… this is how these food crises start. The Horn of Africa just had the worst famine in sixty years, it is likely to repeat itself again unless good aid is invested in the region to help it develop in a healthy, sustainable way.

40 Days in a Little Black Dress:


Introducing the Little Black Dress! Day 1 (02.01.12.)



Introducing Gary (dad) in his Little(?) Black Shirt!


Day 6 (02.06.12.) Um, Warrior Girl? Robinhoodish? Hunger Games?


Day 7 (02.07.12.) With Navy Blue Striped Tights

Day 9 (02.09.12.)

Day 8 (02.08.12.)


Day 12.1 (02.12.12.)

Day 10 (02.10.12.) Gypsyish Style



Almost 1/2 through!


Day 13 (02.13.12.) Park Rangerish Peacekeeper

Day 15 (02.15.12.)





Day 17 (02.17.12.) "Love"

Day 16 (02.16.12). Sari Style











Day 18 (02.18.12.)

Day 19 (02.19.12.)

Day 20 (02.20.12.)

Day 21 (02.21.12.) Where I look so mean

Day 22 (02.22.12.)


Day 23 (02.23.12.)

Day 24 (02.24.12.)

Day 25 (02.25.12.)

Day 26 (02.26.12.)

Introducing Cindy, joining us for Lent!


Day 27 (02.27.12.)


Day 28 (02.28.12.)


Day 30 (03.01.12.)

Day 33 (03.03.12.)



Day 34 (03.04.12.) 'Slavery Still Exists" Shirt

Day 35 (03.05.12.)


Day 36 (03.06.12.)

Day 37 (03.07.12.)

Day 38 (03.08.12.)

Day 39 (03.10.12.)

Day 40 (03.11.12.) DONE!!!



Cindy at a Car Show

Cindy off to the Office

Cindy off to the Dentist

Hi! Let me introduce myself with my lovely cheesy fake smile. I’m Elisa Johnston and this is where I base online (in real life I’m usually in beautiful San Diego, CA).

I’m here to empower you,  an everyday, super busy, normal person who’s figuring out this adulting thing and who cares about stuff. I help you to be an influencer who makes a difference in the world. 

Stick around Average Advocate and together we will move past the overwhelm of life and the despair of global problems, find your purpose, and discover what your best role is to change the world is. 

I’m no magician. I just encourage and guide as I  write, coach, speak, consult and start-world-changing things to help us move forward.  

In case I sounded unapproachable, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Besides empowering this community, I spend most of my time attempting to live intentionally in my faith (I’m a Jesus person), in my home (the husband + raising my three kids + adult kid), in my relationships, and being creative and adventuring wherever and whenever I can. (Ya, I might live in beautiful San Diego, but I’m always itching to explore.)

Now it is your turn…  What’s your story? 

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