Ms. Alfreda Flowers
Founder, Community Ambassador, Advisor, and Facilitator
I am so grateful for the opportunity of attending the Beauty for Ashes class. This class has been my starting point of my journey to become healed from past and present hurt that has happened to me. Before Beauty for Ashes I felt like as an introverted individual that I wouldn't be able to participate fully or engage myself in the process of expressing my feelings and emotions. I didn't believe talking to a therapist would in anyway or form or fashion help me with being healed, upon attending Beauty for Ashes I can now say that I attend therapy every week whether in person or over the phone I truly am being healed in areas of my life that I have been so hurt or just angry about. Mrs.Flowers has a way of teaching that helps me trust and believe that although the" layers of the onion "called life have been peeling away a lot of past trauma that affected my present has been healed and the process doesn't just stop there it keeps going. I also am inspired by the way she gave us the Diamond project which made us research our favorite diamond of choice and to apply it to our lives that helped me know my worth. I am a fearfully and wonderfully made woman that God has plans for.
This class had definitely made me come out of my shell and begin a healing process. I am very soft spoken and it has challenged me to be more aware of my feelings. This class has meant alot to me because I needed to get some things I had been holding in out. It has taught me to be okay with who I am. I believe that this class should continue because I guarantee that it will help me and future students understand the process of healing through your pain.