This is he first store location 📍 1118 S Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89104
Their WHY – “the teenager who thinks she’s too fat; the 10-year-old ‘encouraged’ to take up gymnastics when she really loves football; the baby girl who was born as you read this sentence. “
“We believe in a world where women can be truly free. Free to have an education, free to have sexual self expression, free from racism, free from domestic violence, free from the oppression of negative self image, free from religious persecution.”
Since it’s #NationalBBQDay! We stopped by @jessieraesbbq for some delicious brisket, pulled pork, rib tips, and much more! All proceeds until 5:00 p.m. go back to @oppvillagelv 💙 Jessie Raes BBQ is located behind the Allegiant Stadium at 5611 south Valley View Blvd 89118.
The Opportunity Village is Las Vegas-based not-for-profit organization serving over 3,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities annually, providing them enrichment and empowerment opportunities.
May is National Foster Care Month and I am so grateful I was raised by my foster mom 💝 She opened her home to me and my sisters when I was 10 years old. She is patient, understanding, non-judgemental, and loves EVERYONE unconditionally.
I recognize YOU today mommy ❤️ and all the work, time, and energy you dedicated to helping so many people throughout the years. I can never repay you for everything you have instilled in me. I 🙏 pray to be half as AMAZING and LOVING as you are!
I’m reflecting back on the past 30 days. I don’t want this post to come across as bragging because I am truly humbled. I can feel I’m on the right path 〰️. I’m here because I’m meant to be here 👩🏽 What I’m doing matters. My work, my life matters 💞
I am filled with so much 😁 joy that everything has 〰️ aligned with my purpose and passion. I’m living proof that “when you choose a job you love, you will never have to “work” a day in your life”.
What my day looks like: 1. Working alongside other passionate women 👩🏼💼👩🏽💻🧕🏼 2. Using my 🎨 design skills to create impactful graphics for Ads, Call to action posts, Flyers, Posters, Articles, and Photo collages. 3. Helping 💢 nonprofits and 🧠mental health organizations share their services, campaigns, events, and positive messages through ♾ social media. 4. I wake up 🛌 every day ready to do it again!
In 2016 I discovered the 🔥 power that social media has from my own personal journey of healing, empowerment, and finding balance. It’s been really therapeutic in ways I couldn’t imagine. It’s a reminder that I once didn’t have a voice and now I get to help so many organizations through my creative design spread their “voice” through art 🎨. #Blessed
Since my recent decision to share my story. I’ve also decided to seek counseling help through this journey. I’m not sure if when I really begin opening up and sharing all the details of the abuse, molestation, and rape incidents. If I will start feeling depressed, anxious, or triggering my PTSD. Therefore I am taking the necessary steps to take care of my mental and emotional health.
I know the heavyweight of feeling like the world labels us. I felt the shame of being labeled if I revealed my mental health struggles. So let me ask you a question. Who would you be if the world didn’t give you a label?
Who we truly are is found inside us and not from finger-pointing or the whispers. You get to choose and define your life. I’m not saying every day will be easy or you just turn on a switch and your struggles go away.
These labels will blind us from seeing ourselves for who we truly are. When you let the world label you. It minimizes all the greatness of your unique self. Labels only distort our vision.
Learning what your fears are. You don’t always know what you fear and fear is not always noticeable. When you picture a person whose fearful, you think of a person verbally or physically acting out. However, fear that’s deep down inside of us; buried for a long time is not always recognizable. Why? Because we have gotten really good at hiding our pain and fears,