Tonight was one of those nights. A night that further solidifies my calling and purpose in the world. Also, a night I wish I could forget. It was a wonderful relaxing day on an island off the coast of Pattaya (because volunteers and missionaries deserve a day off, too!). I went with Jenna, Taylor, and … Continue reading A Pier to Stand on
Beauty School at Shear Love International has been in session for almost 6 weeks and what a ride it’s been! Watching my students grow and stretch and challenging themselves has been such an amazing thing to watch. Having little time to process all that’s really happened, I have found myself both physically and emotionally … Continue reading You is kind. You is smart. You is important.
Most of you may know about the colossal events that have happened in my life this past year. But for those of you who don’t know, here the bullet points since my last blog post…. • I quit my 15+ year career in the salon in America. • I sold everything I own. • I … Continue reading 2 MONTHS DOWN, ? TO GO…
To put it mildly, my last day in Cambodia was a roller coaster of emotions. Sadness that I’m leaving. Joy that one day soon I will return. Pride in seeing my girls work so hard. Fear for what is to come next. Anxiety for all the girls left in brothels fighting to survive. Hope for … Continue reading CAMBODIA – DAY 17
A week in and each day is getting heavier. We know our girls now on a much deeper and more personal level. Their families. Their kids. Their habits. Their lives. The more we know about them the more we love them and desire for them to find success. Yesterday after a long day of teaching … Continue reading CAMBODIA – DAY 7
I couldn’t be more excited to be back in Cambodia. My journey in this eccentric country began in the summer of 2013. I yearned to write about my experiences but found it difficult to get these captivating and intricate thoughts onto paper. You see, it was hard to put into words- the beauty, poverty, charm, … Continue reading CAMBODIA – DAY 1
What an amazing time we have had watching our students be creative. They have shown so much talent and even more potential for their skill in both hair and makeup. As part of their final exam, we decided to have them do each others hair and makeup for a photo shoot. They got be be … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO – DAY 31