Phoenix Sisterhood of Malibu

My home and livelihood was suddenly ripped away from me which impelled me to prove to my children (and myself) that disasters can be overcome. I want to share with you my story in order to start a conversation on this topic - how can we HipSilvers prepare to cope with misfortune and, ideally turn trauma into transformation?

All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story,” Karen Blixen, author of OUT OF AFRICA wrote. When her beloved farm, home and livelihood in Africa burned down, she turned to storytelling, becoming a renowned writer. When my farm, home and livelihood in Malibu burned down in the Woolsey Fire, I turned to photography to bear witness and to heal.


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