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Meet the Founder of Thistle Farms: Love Heals Every Body, Becca Stevens

You will fall in love with Becca Stevens and her mission; Love Heals. Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, Episcopal priest, justice entrepreneur, and founder and president of Thistle Farms (Nashville, TN), a community of women survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

Thistle Farm includes a holistic two-­‐year residential program, justice enterprises that employ survivors, and an education and outreach program that includes a national network of 50 sister communities. The Global Market of Thistle Farms helps employ more than 1,800 women worldwide.

Becca is a graduate of the University of the South and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has been conferred three honorary doctorates and named a 2011 White House “Champion of Change” as well as a 2016 CNN Top Ten Hero. Becca has been honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America as well as the TJ Martell Foundation, and has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. She has been featured in The New York Times, ABC World News, NPR, CNN and other national press.

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In honor of Valentine’s day and the focus being on love, I wanted to share Becca’s inspiring life work; founder of Thistle Farms and Love Heals products…all coming from a deep place of love.


Things We Learned From This Episode

  1. Love does heal.
  2. Put your belief to do good in the world into action, no matter how small the action is.
  3. As human beings, we all have the right to prosper, heal and flourish. Becca is an enormous inspiration in how to do this.

When you purchase Love Heals products, you are helping to sponsor women recovering from addiction and prostitution to live and learn self-love at Thistle Farms.



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