The Butterfly Project has really ascended and become something beautiful in less than a year! It's awe inspiring how people can come together to help others. We need more of this in the world. I am truly humbled and grateful. Exciting things are on the horizon!
Nine months ago, I officially started The Butterfly Project in Edmonton, Alberta.
We are a team of helpers to assist in the forward motion of brave warriors on their journey to self discovery and empowerment. We offer professional services, at no charge, to women in a transitional area of their lives to boost their confidence and feelings of worthiness, and to show them that they are absolutely deserving of happiness, and feeling good about themselves and their choices to make life better for them, and their children.
These women could be on a healing path from addictive behaviors, recently free from an abusive relationship, leaving the sex-trade, or working through other personal limitations that have blocked them from reaching their full potential. Our goal is to reveal goodness in humanity, and inspire the Goddess within!!
This past July, I hosted a Paint event where we all were able to create a crown painting in 3 hours. The Crown represents Royalty, strength, personal power, and confidence. We laughed, and shared, and all learned something from eachother. I told the women about the services provided by 'The Lovebugs' - our generous TLC and service providers. Our next painting event will be in January, where we will be creating something magical, personal, and symbolic of their transformation.
Also, we are now working with youth in care (aged 15-20) to increase their support network, unleash their creativity, and provide them an opportunity to experience new people, places, and things.
To date, we have provided these women warriors with 3 free hair styles -
cuts and colours, 7 free dental makeovers, 1 Reiki/Meditation lesson, 1 photo shoot, 3 eye exams, 1 pair of glasses, 2 year supply of contact lenses, truckloads of donations of baby items, and household items, and a whole lot of affirmation that we are all valuable and worthy, and deserving of goodness in our lives.
(photo used with permission)
I want to take a moment to thank the incredible people who are on this love locomotion with me.
Kim Wilkinson - Reiki/Regression/Theta Healing - 2 1 hour sessions/month (South Side)
Mandy Trapp - 1 free Meditation/Yoga class/ month
Jessica Lee --NVENN Salon - Stylist/MUA - I day/ month of cuts and color (3-4 clients) (Downtown)
Nancy Dewald- Speaking & HR Coach- How to do interviews, speak confidently, (will travel)
Jen Bustamante - Bootcamp instructor-Free classes 2 women /mo
Arianne Kamba- Massage therapist - 1 woman/ month
River Sky Photography - 1 Free photo shoot -single or family/mo
Lindsay Parkin - 1 Free Photo Shoot-single or family/mo
West Tech Optical & Safety - Free Rx lenses for 1 woman/mo
Jenn Kovachik - Art Instructor- up to 2 paint events/month
Cathy Murray- Family therapist - 1 new client to start with- located in the West end.
Suit Yourself - Organization to supply business wear for women new to the workforce, or changing careers. By appointment only.
These individuals are committed to making the world a bit better by doing what they can with what they have.You can click on each of these fantastic people/offices' logos below to take you to their website.
They all deserve your business. <3
Please get in touch if you want to make a difference in someones life too!!