Sunday, March 22, 2009
A Warm Welcome
We are women with different faces and voices - mothers, daughters, friends, addicts, staff, residents, photographers, writers, professionals, volunteers, sisters. We come from the streets, the suburbs, from corporate towers, from jail, from wealthy enclaves and from crack houses. We’re bound together by our vulnerability and brokenness, and our desire to share our stories and our belief that love is the most powerful force for change in this world.
For those who are new to our community, Thistle Farms is a non-profit business for women who have survived prostitution, violence and addiction. By hand we make natural bath and body products that are good for us and for the environment. But we are connected not just by what we were or even what we are today, but by our remembrance of what it feels like to be broken. We all remember what it feels like to have been in the ditch, when everything in your life seemed to fall apart. The enduring gift for most of us is that this experience allows your heart to be so open. There is humility and compassion for others because you have learned how human you are. Whatever has brought you to our blog today, we hope you will feel the love and grace that binds this community together through the voices you'll read on these pages.
We are deeply grateful that you have visited us today, and hope you will return soon.
With love from the women of Thistle Farms.