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Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3

Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series on Peace of Thread, where Denise Smith told us about how she got started and the struggles she faced in her work. In this final installment find out more about where Peace of Thread is now, where they’re headed and how you … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3

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Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 2

This is the second part of our 3 part series! If you haven't read the first post, check it out here After almost seven years in the Middle East, Denise Smith came back to the US searching for identity and purpose. She finally found a place that felt like home to her when she started … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 2

Peace of Thread: Giving a Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston. Pt. 1

One of the core values of Peace of Thread is “we sew and mend, not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.” Peace of Thread hires local refugee women, teaches them the skill of sowing, and offers them community and resources. We had the privilege of spending a day with Denise Smith, the founder … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving a Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston. Pt. 1

Beneath the Surface

  "People are like the ocean, you cannot know them by their surface." -Beau Taplin Simone Stevens is a small framed professional dancer with a giggly laugh and the most joyful personality. She is  interested in anthropology and cultural backgrounds, and Simone herself has ancestors from Spain, France, and the Cherokee Native American tribe. She has been dancing since … Continue reading Beneath the Surface