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Survivor Wins Makeover

12/1/2015, 3:53 p.m.
A group of business owners from the African American community have come together to recognize the harm of domestic violence ...
Kacy Jo Desrosiers (center) is celebrated as a phenomenal woman, receiving a free makeover from a group of local businesses participating in a contest to recognize survivors of domestic violence. Also pictured are Loretta Johnson, (from left) owner of An Eye For Styles which donated the jewelry; Trisha Harris, a makeup artist and Mary Kay sales director who provided makeup; Chisa Sanders, the owner and stylist at A New U which provided hair services; Monique Johnson, the owner of House of Johnson, which provided the clothing, and Antonio Harris, owner of Antonio Harris Photography who provided photography services. Antonio Harris Photography

A group of business owners from the African American community have come together to recognize the harm of domestic violence and provide something positive to a survivor of abuse.

Kacy Jo Desrosiers was recently celebrated as a “Phenomenal Woman” contest winner as someone who has suffered adversity and is on her way to recovery.

She received a full makeover courtesy of Chisa Sanders, owner of A New U, along with new clothes from Monique Johnson, owner of the House of Johnson. Other shop owners came forward as well, including jewelry provided by Loretta Johnson, owner of An Eye for Styles. A free photo session came via Antonio Harris Photography and a full make up session came with makeup artist Trisha Nako Harris, who is also a Mary Kay sales director.

The contest was part of the Phenomenal Woman Search, a way to recognize domestic violence survivors and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To get involved or nominate someone for the coming year, write HarrisP@Trimet.org.