You can read her full Story of Hope below:
Being a minority and coming from an abusive home as well as being abused by my boyfriend at the time, I was at a very high risk of being trafficked. However, a friend who worked for Starfish introduced me to the company and I have been working here ever since.
I am our product photographer and am currently studying photography. I take nearly all of the product photos that are posted on our website or sent to our customers.
I have built good relationships not only with my coworkers, but also with my teachers and supervisors. One day, our branch director heard me mutter under my breath that I was tired. She suggested that we take a break and the office had a twenty-minute dance party in the middle of our work day. This moment stands out because it shows that my boss cared about my personal well-being and put the needs of her employees over the needs of the business. I enjoyed this spontaneous bonding experience with my coworkers.
My professional and technical skills have greatly improved since I joined Starfish Project. I have really developed my photography skills in the last year. When I started taking pictures, I did not know how to properly use light or edit my pictures. Now, I am being mentored by a professional photographer and my photographs are being used in our marketing materials. I am able to work independently and teach other women in the office how to take good pictures.
#educateHer #educatewomen #empowerwomen #endtrafficking #starfishproject #restorehope