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“ Embrace Kindness. ”
Free of constructs, limiting beliefs, and creating a life that was mine. I decided to embark on my first humanitarian mission to Nepal. And it was truly in this doing, taking the obsessive focus off of just myself and broadening my view, my perspective, that my life began to change. To have the experience of travel, trekking, giving back, of course I helped others but it was in the doing of this process that I helped myself. I had to get out of my comfort zone and get out of my own way. I had to forge new pathways. I began to see the value in this.
"To have the experience of travel, trekking, giving back, of course I helped others but it was in the doing of this process that I helped myself."
Carré Otis Sutton is one of the most recognizable faces in the modeling industry. She is also a tireless activist and author who speaks out against discrimination, sexual harassment, women’s rights, and gender inequality.
Carré has been open about her past battle with eating disorders, and as a result of intensive and dedicated spiritual and personal work, she has been graced with decades of recovery. She attributes her general sense of balance and well-being to her thirty- year practice of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as her ten-year immersion in indigenous Wisdom Traditions from South America, Africa, North America, and Asia. Carré has travelled to West Africa twice to be initiated into the B’witi tradition of African shamanism.
As a passionate advocate and activist, Carré is on the Advisory Board of the Model Alliance, a non-profit organization working to establish fair labor standards for models in the U.S. She is also a long time Ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association and a new Ambassador for Knock Out Abuse, an organization that works to support survivors of domestic violence. Carré is also on the board of Wisdom in Nature Alliance (www.wisdominnaturealliance.org), an organization working to support and preserve the Indigenous communities of South America.
Her strong commitment to helping others reclaim physical and emotional health, develop positive body image, and empower themselves in all areas of their lives, is what makes her a powerful and inspiring voice for change.
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