As the ambassador for Drop Dead Gorgeous social justice organization, I speak
with victims of human and child sex trafficking and the one thing I try to
instill in all of our survivors is how to learn to let go. It seems easier to
live with routine of hurt, misery and baggage than to take a chance and release
it. I am no stranger to this type of pain because I like so many women have been
violated. Although I have never been a victim of this particular crime, I am no
different than the women I mentor.
I walked around for years with the guilt and hurt of what happen to me, misery and negativity were so common in my ife that I almost expected the worst out of every situation. Regardless of our circumstances, EVERYONE deserves a fresh start, a change in what we are used to. When I cut my hair, I took a chance at living a new life by releasing the one thing that I loved and was afraid to let go of. When I speak to survivors from DDG I always make reference to how the attachment to my long hair held me captivate for years. I want them to feel encouraged to know that until they let go of their baggage they can’t free of their past. I encourage everyone to step out and take a chance in embracing their unknown. I believe it is a vital step in any women’s developing a sense of pride and confidence they need to feel whole outside of the traditional perceptions of beauty. This is something that every woman at some point in their life should experience.