004 - Do More Than Exist with Annie Vandermyde
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Annie Vandermyde is the CEO of #Fly, an organization that helps women who have suffered abuse to connect with themselves and feel beautiful again and have a lasting image from the experience.
More About Annie
Following the end of a difficult marriage, Annie Vandermyde, a mother of three, found herself devastated, picking-up the pieces of a traumatic nine years. One day, at a very low point in her journey, Annie drew upon her passion for photography and cosmetology and organized a makeover and a photo shoot for herself. She wasn’t used to being behind the lens and knew it would challenge her. The experience awakened something in Annie. She saw a strong, beautiful woman in the photos –one who looked distantly familiar yet attainable to her.
On the heels of this experience, Annie’s brother, wanting to “get Annie back”, gave her $500 to use ONLY to resurface the strong, beautiful woman Annie once was. Pondering what to do with this new gift, one of her brothers suggested that her own makeover and photo shoot worked so well for her, why not do that for others?
And so it began! Annie began her new mission by partnering with a couple of local shelters that help women who are recovering from abuse. She bought them a new outfit, completed a cosmetic session and did a photo shoot for these women –#FLY was born.
In this episode we discuss
– How adversity can prepare you for your greatest opportunity.– Steps to overcome depression and take control of your life.– How can you personally “do more than exist?”– The power of confidence and the importance of healthy relationships.
Stay in touch with #FLY
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hashtag-Fly-1616482921905371/?ref=hlInstagram: _hashtagfly.org_Website: www.hashtagfly.orgGo Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/hashtagfly
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