This August, I’ll be traveling to Ethiopia with my lovely friends over at FashionABLE to meet the inspiring women behind the gorgeous scarves. I have talked about FashionABLE many times on this space in the past, but if you’re new, they are a nonprofit that provides sustainable business to exploited and vulnerable women in Africa, all who have been former prostitutes or caught up in sex slavery.
Please hear me, I’m not going to Ethiopia with any mindset that I’m going to help them.
Rather, I think they are going to help me. My heart can be sort of icky. I take pride in “stuff” all too often, love being comfortable and am all together just too into myself. Truthfully, I need to shift my vision and to do that, I first need to open up my eyes to a different culture that’s not my own little bubble. The women who work at FashionABLE are broken just like I am broken. In the Lord’s eyes, we are exactly the same. I can’t offer much but a platform to share. These women all have amazing stories that need to be told…stories that encourage and inspire me to be a better person. To give more of myself daily. To love other people way more than myself.
And that’s why I am going to Ethiopia. I’m going there to share stories and love on people.
While I’m there, I’ll be sharing these stories with you guys! We’ll be staying in the capital city of Addis Ababa for the majority of the trip, but also traveling to Nazareth, which is outside of the city.
So that’s all I have for now! I just wanted to share my heart + excitement about the trip! I am so excited to share this adventure with you guys!