There are so many different things that I can say about the Profiles of Hope project, it’s difficult to even know where to begin. It was a volunteer opportunity I found through Craigslist.org; someone looking for a photographer. When I first talked to Madeleine Horn, the Profiles of Hope founder, she told me it was to help share the stories of sexual abuse survivors. Having two daughters of my own, I didn’t hesitate and was happy to become a volunteer.
10 women. 10 stories. These women and their stories changed my life, and taking the photos was just the beginning. It’s not until you hear their stories and try to understand what they went through to get to where they are today that you truly understand why Profiles of Hope is so important. The best part of this was the opportunity to make this a positive experience that these women would never forget. Through my contacts in the photography business, we had hair and makeup stylists there. Wardrobe consultants. People that wanted to help make this day special. We even had catered lunch to keep everyone engaged throughout the day. All in all, a marvelous experience, and the results definitely speak for themselves.
Take a look through this portfolio. Watch the video. Learn their stories.
For more information on the Profiles of Hope Campaign, or to help on future events, please visit ProfilesofHope.org.