I was raised in Montreal by a single mother on disability and had to leave school at 16 for full time work to help support us. I returned to adult education and graduated in 2012 and a year later I came to Calgary for better opportunities.
I never saw school as an option for me I had no financially stable family and relied only on myself financially. I worked hard had a stable income, found my place in the community and three years of living in Calgary I bought a house. Things were great!
Then my financial situation took an unexpected down turn. I had worked as a face to face fundraising supervisor for four years and it started to affect me mentally. I started falling into a depression and experiencing high levels if anxiety so I had to leave.
I could not find any work that was as fulfilling as working for charity and thought to myself "It is time to get back into school and get a career in something I love. Hairdressing has always been something I greatly enjoyed. I have always been good at it and love making people happy. I love to bring out a person’s true beauty and help them let their personality shine through. That confidence they get when they look in the mirror means so much to me because I know that in my small way I helped that person be the best version of them self.
Currently I am between jobs looking for the right fit for while I am in school but I still have mortgage payments to keep up with and eventually student loans to pay back and unfortunately no grants are the right fit for me right now. So I come to you the public to seek community support so I can reach my dreams!
I am going to school for Hairdressing in the Aveda program and start in April. I hope to use what I learn in Aveda to not only provide the public with fantastic service and to make them feel as beautiful on the outside as I see them on the inside but to help my clients feel proud about their choices in ethical cosmetics because true beauty starts with compassion!
I wish to make people happy in everything I do and always look for ways to help others who are less fortunate then I am, but this time it is I that need the help and it is not easy for me to admit. This is a very humbling experience for me and any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated and of course will be paid forward!
I will link my Instagram to this GoFundMe so you can see my progress in over the year long program so you can see your investment in me grow!
Thank you so much for your consideration
Wish me luck in school!!!