2017 was an intense year for me. I had a lot going on on professional and personal levels. I felt like I don’t have extra energy for charity. But canceling the event was not an option.
My girlfriends from different parts of the world showed immense support by helping me organize the event, bring dresses to Belarus.
This year I decided to organize a competition for the girls that want to be invited to the party and get a dress. I asked girls from orphanages graduating in 2017 to write me a letter in which they will tell me about their dreams and ambitions.
I got many letters. Each of them was filled with energy of youth, drive, passion, desire to grow, to learn, to create a beautiful family - something all of these girls were lacking. I couldn’t pick the best letters, because all of them were the best! So I invited all of them.
The event itself was fun and beautiful. My friend in Belarus invited girls to a big concert after our prom preparatory party. Girls had much fun this day.
It was a bumpy year for the event. Partially because of the outside obstacles, partly because we had to learn a lot through facing challenges. And we did it. That’s why this year I feel more confident about the upcoming event.
Also, I found out that I am surrounded by amazing women that love to share and support Pretty Powerful. I was touched by how many women joined the project and made it so much better!