Our goal is to change the way girls see themselves; by inspiring self-acceptance and authentic living. Hear from some of the girls we've been working with this year.
"The five days of the retreat were some of the best days of my life. To challenge myself to do something I've never done before with skiing. And to meet some incredible ladies who are similar to myself. I know I've gained lifelong friends through this retreat and I'm so grateful. I hope to take what I learned from SheLift and implement it in my daily life and encourage other women and girls to conquer their personal mountains.”
"Before SheLift, I didn't know any girls with unique physical differences like my own. The SheLift retreat gave me the opportunity to connect with girls who understand what my "basic-bodied" friends cannot.
In five days, we bonded over our everyday challenges, accomplishments, insecurities, relationships and uniquenesses. It was an indescribable feeling, being able to connect so easily and relate so strongly with girls I'd never met before.
Spending the week with these ladies and learning to ski was an experience I'll never forget. The retreat encouraged me to live authentically, be kinder to myself, and not be afraid to share my story. I not only left the retreat with a new found love for the mountains, but with the most encouraging and supportive group of friends.”
"I was incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to go on such an amazing trip with a group of amazing girls. It's beyond words to describe the amount of fun I had on this journey. From skiing to playing games and laughing till we had tears running down our faces. I got to learn more not only about myself but from the other women as well. It was incredible sharing all this with them. A million times thank you to Sarah for all the hard work and for allowing me to go on such a life changing adventure!"
"The retreat was a life changing experience. I am so grateful to Sarah Herron and everyone at SheLift for giving me the amazing opportunity to overcome my inner fears and personal mountains.
I now have a new found confidence, a new passion for snowboarding, and a group of lifelong friends that I can depend on to continue to push me to grow and encourage me to love myself everyday.
I left the retreat feeling empowered and confident and I am so excited to see what is next in store for my future with SheLift!"
"Leaving the trip I feel more confident than ever...something that was not expected for me going into it. Meeting girls that can relate to me in person has changed the way I feel about myself”
"The retreat was incredible. I surprised myself with my ability to pick up skiing so quickly, and I now have lifelong friendships with the girls.I saw each of them gain confidence in themselves and their ability to try new things and conquer some of their daily struggles. I can't adequately express how grateful I am to have been apart of something so awesome. I can't wait to see where the future takes SheLift and all of us"
"Strength, courage, acceptance, and empowerment, four words I never thought I would ever achieve. It all changed after five days in Aspen, CO, when I attended the first SheLift retreat with seven other beautiful women, all with a different uniqueness: missing arms, missing legs, missing fingers, and missing bones. We bonded over what makes us unique and how it has contributed to who we are as people, discussing the things we love, hate, and wish we can could change. I came to the conclusion, that we are all the same despite the differences in our unique physical appearance, we want love, acceptance, and to feel empowered, to do that we need each other. It was the mountains that brought us together, but our stories of success, heartbreak, love, achievement, and friendship that will forever connect us. This retreat taught me that I am worthy of love, beautiful inward and outward, and that I can move mountains. Thank you SheLift, you have empowered me to help change the lives of others.”