I began working with GEMS in 2007...

...after going to a viewing of their film “Very Young Girls.” The entire audience was in tears after watching the experience the girls had made it through. I didn’t even know that sexual trafficking in NY existed at such a high level until that moment. My spirit was moved to get involved. Through out the years we have done a beauty day for the girls, I’ve had an opportunity to speak at a career day, built a library for the girls, and have worked with girls on deepening their spiritual practices and sisterhood. As much as it has impacted their lives it has impacted my own live and brought so much fulfillment.

My secret dream is to open a wellness space for these girls that provides movement, meditation, a spiritual library, and a room for art therapy!