Our second annual Sol Sisters Retreat was hosted at Board Member Eden's house in Oakland. We had several new faces....ahhh growth! This was the perfect way to bring in the new year. It's safe to say we had allll the feels.
Our Founder, Christine, shared an empowering presentation on where Sol Sisters all started...on notebook paper on a flight back from Chicago in 2012. We walked through the journey of Sol, sharing lots of memories (good and bad) and set intentions on where we're going.
Unity In Color is an artistic humanitarian photography series. San Francisco has joined other cities around the world to support this project which stands for the ideals in which the Million Woman March represented. The idea is to produce a very strong image visually that shows our solidarity in this time. This is about celebrating women and standing together publicly.
Her inner light - Known for her determination, focus, sense of humor, making light of life’s situations & being a devoted mother.
Her message to women everywhere - “Take nothing for granted, to be alive is a blessing. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true!”
Life is fragile and can change on a dime. Things we once thought were important can quickly take a back seat when crisis hits and we learn our life purpose. “I used to have the ‘I worked for it, I deserve it mentality” says Sarah Tiffany Richardson-Baker. Making money and providing for her family was never an issue. Then in 2013, a rare form of blood cancer turned their lives upside down. Almost instantly, Sarah went from working full time in Politics and Education making $6,000-$7,000 a month to not being able to provide for her daughter with zero income. Within 12 days of diagnosis, she was on chemo. $1200 chemo pills! No income due to health issues + $1200 chemo pills. Wow.
Selfie Quote - "Be in the Now" Her inner light - Embrace being beautifully complex. When things are in their raw form you can see the true beauty and that's when people are at their greatest. Her message to women everywhere -It's not what happens in life, it's how you respond.
I believe everything is fate and that nothing is really left to chance. When I look back and see how my life has unfolded, it amazes me because it was nothing I had ever planned yet exactly what I wanted and needed. Seven years ago I moved from Seattle, Washington to Southern California with a dream. A dream that many women dare to dream. To claim the coveted title of Miss USA and work in the fashion industry in some aspect. Little did I know, God had other plans for my life.