In Episode #83, I had the honor of sitting down with Becca Stevens, a speaker, leader, priest, entrepreneur, and the president of Thistle Farms, a multifaceted, international nonprofit. She founded the organization more than 20 years ago to provide a sanctuary and healing for women survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction not historically served.
Becca shared with us that this is the most important time for community and serving others through small steps that can make a large impact.
One way she and Thistle Farms are staying connected to one another while serving their community is by participating in a weekly Zoom call where they each light a candle and recite “We light this candle for the woman that is still on the street and the woman that is trying to find her way home.”
Becca had a strong desire to work with women on the streets all her life, and sought out to create justice work in a non-competitive, lavish way. Through such, she was able to create a global movement for women’s freedom that serves women who are survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. The movement has grown to a national network of 50 affiliated partners and 30 global partners which allows affiliates to take ownership in the movement and collaborate through shared trade fashion.
Becca reminds us that “We are stronger and bigger than a virus, we are going to get through this, and on the other side we’re going to say that we never gave up.”
3 things Becca hopes we can look back and say at the end:
1. We feel good about what we went through.
2. We became stronger, deeper, and more spiritual through the process.
3. We were faithful throughout it all.
Becca reminds us to seek out gratitude every day in the midst of this circumstance. She encourages us through this daily quote “My glass isn’t half full. My glass is just too big. Get small again. Take those few precious drops that you’ve been given today and let it fill your cup.”
My blessing for the day was being able to finally meet Becca Stevens, and I hope to learn more from her in the future.
Find Becca & Thistle Farms on IG: @beccastevens @thistlefarms
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