The Wild Women Sisterhood Retreat
My friend, Eunice, came to me a few weeks back asking me to join her photographing the "Wild Women Sisterhood Retreat" held in Joshua Tree National Park. Uhh - YES? Not only does the job consist of two things I love more than anything else in the world, but it's held in one of the most pre-historic landscapes known to man.
It was without a doubt an inspiring three days. A group of empowering women coupled with a dazzling bottle of pink wine make for beautiful (and very real) existential realizations. The Air BnB we had stayed in looked like a Pinterest board curated by an HGTV star. I mean -- just look at it. We sat and talked for hours about all of the beauty in the world and supported each other through meaningful discussions around nighttime coffee.
It was especially wonderful to be here in this sacred space in loo of recent political disasters. President Trump was sworn as the 45th president of the United States the day I had left for this retreat; such controversies produced a storm of social havoc across the country, including the Women's March. Although I was unable to go because I had committed myself to this job, I was grateful to be in such a loving environment. Female empowerment is something I'm very passionate about and my heart was endlessly extended to the vibrancy and diversity that exist in our country's communities. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a precious gift. I hope to meet with you all very soon.