In honor of National Making Life Beautiful Day 2016, Apriority Foundation with Apriori Beauty partnered with Women Helping Women — an extraordinary organization that helps unemployed and underemployed women with skills and resources to get and keep a job — to provide two exceptional women with a day of beauty.
“We think you will be moved by the stories of Tracy Megee and Sondra Hernandez who are two women we have chosen to be the recipients of this wonderful Day of Beauty that Apriori Beauty is hosting! Both ladies have been actively involved in our workshops at WHW and have compelling stories of how they are working to overcome the obstacles they have faced in life. We are excited about our partnership with Apriori Beauty and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide some deserving women with makeovers. This is a tremendous gift and will go a long way in helping these women who are struggling by giving them a new found confidence in themselves to move forward in securing a job.” — ROBYN WILLIAMS, Chief Program Office, WHW
Meet Tracy Megee. She enjoyed a massage, hair styling and makeup application at Salon Sauvage in Laguna Niguel. She also received a gift certificate to enjoy a nice dinner out after her day of beauty and Apriori Beauty’s full line Celloxylin skincare and treatment products to enjoy at home.
“I married my high school sweetheart. I knew at the time it was a bad idea, but he already had me believing that he would lead me through life and take care of me. He always lavished me with wonderful gifts, clothes, and vacations. But there was always a price — who I could talk to, what I could wear, my social life, how to wear my hair, the polish on my nails and toes, even when my parents could and couldn’t visit. I always knew there was a problem, but was too afraid to stand-up for myself. He managed to continuously beat me down, which began the slow process of self-destruction due to lack of self-esteem. There were camping trips where he would get mad at me and leave me and the kids stranded with our trailer. He once pulled me out of the car on the side of the freeway because he was angry with me. He would embarrass me in front of my friends and co-workers. He belittled me always. He would tell me over and over and over again, I was nothing without him, and the only reason we were successful in life was because of him. The only thing I realized I could 100% control was my weight. In October of 2014, I was diagnosed with Lupus, self-care began in a way I never imagined. I would go to bed on time; I would eat properly, exercise, rest when needed, and pamper myself. What a bizarre concept, I felt very guilty paying this much attention to myself.” — TRACY MEGEE
National #MakingLifeBeautiful Day is all about performing Random Acts of Beauty that help Make someone else’s Life Beautiful. Whether it be opening the door for someone, buying the person behind you a cup of coffee, smiling at a stranger, or giving them a day of beauty, every small action has the potential to leave a lasting positive effect. Celebrate National Making Life Beautiful Day annually on June 11th.