HOW MANY YEARS SHE’S ATTENDED SHE RISES CONFERENCE: 4
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE CONFERENCE: Empowering, refreshing, inspiring.
WHY SHE KEEPS ATTENDING: I attend She Rises because it is a beautiful, empowering and truly transformative experience to worship God in unity with other women, and to receive wisdom tailored specifically for the most feminine aspects of our identities as daughters. I always walk away grateful to have learned from the leaders that have gone before me and knowing that I’m not alone but a part of a flourishing community of like-minded, Jesus-loving, revolutionary women!
HER FAVORITE CONFERENCE MOMENT: I’ll never forget when Holly brought her daughter, Paris, on stage at She Rises in 2015, wrapped her arms around her and demonstrated our duty to teach, empower and encourage the generation of women that comes behind us. It was as if she literally clothed her with strength and dignity using Scripture and her loving presence as her mother and leader. It was a beautiful and powerful moment and I walked away with a new understanding of our ability through God to have an eternal impact through a legacy of love.
WHAT SHE WOULD SAY TO SOMEONE CONSIDERING ATTENDING CONFERENCE: She Rises is a one-of-a-kind, carefully designed atmosphere that is crafted just for you to experience God’s love uniquely as His daughter and in unity with thousands of other women! It’s a few days to forget your to-do list, have fun, remember who you are, learn, dance & worship, but especially for you to encounter God in a new way. You will leave refreshed and empowered in your purpose and identity to walk confidently back into your world, with an incredible group of women coming alongside you.
HER STORY: I spent most of my life building up deep and high walls around my heart to try to protect myself from experiencing any more hurt and abandonment from people. Until recently, my heart was almost fully imprisoned within my walls and I believed that I was unlovable at my core. Those walls trapped me in my pain, made me feel empty and broken, lead me to hurt others and kept me from receiving love in a healthy way. I hid behind a bubbly, sweet, performance-based exterior. It wasn’t until a year ago that I finally surrendered control of the walls to God in my brokenness. He began to help me knock them down, brick by brick and over time I more fully experienced his love through relationship as he transformed my heart and mind. I now know and believe the truth that I am known, protected, treasured and loved by God for who I am in Christ. Through His unconditional love and redemptive grace, He has freed me to walk confidently alongside Him according to His purpose and plan for my life as His beloved daughter, and to love and be a light to others with Him as my source.