“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
- Ariana Dancu
Meet Samantha, a goddess with a heart of wisdom. She is the owner of Grain, a conscious and amazing lifestyle store based out of Missoula, MT. I had the honor of spending the day with Samantha. We drank pour over coffee, gushed about Harry Potter, and talked about our mutual love for Frida. What I was most moved by was her bravery and courage to bare her heart and life with me. I find there is a magic that happens, between all people when we are vulnerable and speak from our hearts. Samantha brought the magic and translated it into these photos. She has and is doing the work in her life, that we must all do to rise above the falls. But she is doing it with her heart. That, to me, is the ultimate courage.
This shoot, for me, was a reminder of the power of all women who rise and meet their life with heart. The ones who aren't scared to love harder after the pain. The women that keep moving forward with a smile. The ladies that choose to grow their compassion for humanity instead of their hate. I am in awe of your strength.
This girl is powerful, her heart makes her that way. I am better by knowing her.