Every once in a while you come across someone who, once you know them, you can’t stop gushing about them. That’s how I felt when I met award-winning author and public speaker Holly Christine Hayes. Holly lives right here in South Austin but travels the globe telling her story of overcoming trafficking, addiction, and abuse.

 

 

Now she has founded Sanctuary Project, a non-profit dedicated to loving and providing dignifying work for survivors like herself and helping them find healing in community with women whose stories mirror their own.

 

 

At a recent fundraiser for Sanctuary Project I fell in love with these dainty branch necklaces and marble rings. And I wear my Dainty Marble Pendant Studs almost daily because they go with everything and remind me of the hope and renewal they represent. A fun little tidbit I learned at the fundraiser: the “marble” is actually howlite, a stone that promotes healing and transformation, so these wonderful women have one more resource literally at their fingertips to help them heal as they work.

 

 

There is so much more than beautiful jewelry coming out of Sanctuary Project. Women blossoming in creativity and individuality. Restored lives out of ashes.

 

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