I’d like to tell you about two worlds I’m bringing together.
On the other side of the world, in a dim hotel room, a woman in Bali, Indonesia sells her body for $5 an hour, performing sexual acts upon a stranger. She does this day in, day out, for this is how she will have money for food; for clothing; for her children’s education. This is the life she knows. This is the life she lives.
In a small town, or a big city (take your pick), in the United States, a woman stares in the mirror. She feels drab — boring, even. She sees a woman who has sacrificed for others; setting aside herself so that someone else could have what they needed: maybe it was shoes for a child in school; maybe the groceries were all they could afford. In the stillness of a moment, she simply wants to feel pretty again. Feel good about herself, and feel good about the world that she lives in. She wants to be part of an amazing story. She might be you; she might be someone you know.
Hi. I’m Holly, and I’m here to connect these two in an incredible story.
I lived in Thailand for six and a half years, working for a non-profit. I had the opportunity to meet many people from all walks of life; pimps and prostitutes, pastors and paupers. When I learned about the sex industry in Asia, I wanted to be part of helping end it.
When I returned to the states in 2016, I felt that my role was going to be helping to raise money for someone working in country; helping women to find their value and know that their bodies were for so much more than simply selling for a small sum. I met a woman working with a local safe house, training women in practical life skills so they wouldn’t have to sell their bodies. The women learn that they are special; they are beautiful. I knew that I wanted to work with a direct sales company, helping give a portion of my profits to help fund a safe house. But which one?
In walks LuLaRoe. I won an Azure skirt, bought leggings out of guilt and a desire to not bankrupt a kind small business owner, and the rest is history. However, I didn’t just find a way to give money. I found a community of women who uplift each other; who want to encourage each other and help each other feel special and beautiful.
I’ve seen lives transformed; proud photos posted saying “I’ve never felt so beautiful in my life!” Women affirming women. Body positivity, and a newfound confidence.
Smiles. Squeals. Style. Confidence.
It’s never just a dress, my friends. Come be a part of the journey here.