On Monday, foster care program Awakening Giants presented “Beauty from the Inside Out" hosted by Joscelynn “Jojo” Murdock.
The event was designed for women between the ages of 18 and 26 coming out of the foster care system. The goal was for the women to learn about their identities and not feel held back by their past.
It began with a free visit to the Pink Blossom Salon in Santa Maria, where the young women were pampered by volunteer hairdressers and makeup artists. The ladies had professional photos taken. After lunch, they attended a workshop by business owners and influential, positive role models focusing on self-esteem, the concept of inner beauty, empowerment and confidence.
This was the first official workshop through Awakening Giants. Future workshops are already being planned to include young men.