forgive me if i say this every time but last night was one of our most powerful events yet. it was a small, intimate gathering and it seemed that those who came out truly needed to be there. several people spontaneously came forward with tears in their eyes and courage in their hearts and claimed their survivalhood. amazing and inspiring.
thank you to everyone who was there and helped create a space where people felt safe enough to share their most painful stories.
Abuse: Still I R.I.S.E. - June 16th 2014

Monday, June 16th. so excited about Abuse: Survival Stories and R.I.S.E. coming together once again. over 100 people were in attendance the first time we came together. how amazing to be so supported as we go through this healing process.

crowned. @neffiwalker

she’s about I get crowned for the first time @neffiwalker

on set with the multitalented @neffiwalker. not only did she design the delicious line we are about to photograph but here she is whipping @eishiabrightwell hair. the werk.

earlier this year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

..you can get upset or you can accept that all roses have thorns
and you’re only bled dry
by the pricks that you allow to happen again and again

model @lutchings
make up @voldemortsjumpoff
hair @missinches
photo zigga zagga
2013

the beautiful souls at yesterday’s event. if you ever doubt your ability to persevere, you should attend one of our events and listen to what people have been put through and risen from. inspiring and empowering. in this moment i am grateful for freedom. #abusesurvivalstories

spoke on a panel yesterday for the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse. my loving friend @dqtislove was in the audience and spoke up to make sure everyone knew about Abuse: Survival Stories and how much it has been impacting people’s lives, because she felt i wasn’t talking about it enough. lol. #teammates #blessed

tiny snippet of the talent that comes to RISE Monday’s. Renée and Charmie at last night’s #416RISE auditions.