Life for an immigrant can be a very challenging experience moving to another country. People have to adjust to a whole new culture, new environment, people, and so much more. Doe Deere, along with her mother and sister, are immigrants from Russia. They moved to the United States to start a new life.
Doe had always fantasized of coming to America, land of where dreams came true. Deere’s birth name, Xenia Vorotova, was a imaginative young girl who had aspirations of pursing a career as a fashion designer. The family thought their trek to New York City would open up many opportunities, but it very quickly became disenchanting. Doe’s mother, could not get work in her respected profession as an accountant. Instead, she worked as a house cleaner in people’s apartments. Doe even picked up some work as a dog walker to make extra money for bills. This would not be enough and the family was forced to move into a homeless shelter.
For 6 hard months, the family was living on barely nothing, but an organization for immigrants stepped into help. Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organization, provided Doe Deere’s families with some much needed opportunities. Her mother, was able to get an accounting job, and both daughters got into prominent universities. Doe was able to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Both girls excelled in school and were able to lay the foundation of success for their bright futures. Doe started her journey as a entrepreneur and started her own DIY fashion line in 2004. Four years later, Deere founded Lime Crime, her vibrant cosmetic line in Los Angeles, California. It became a huge hit and had almost 40 employees. As CEO, Doe was inspiring women all over the world to rock their individuality and self expression with her makeup brand. She wants to encourage everyone to pursue their dreams. The now successful entrepreneur had a challenging experience moving to the United States, but did not give up on pursing her dreams. Deere is an inspiration to many and continues to chase her dreams, no matter what challenges come her way.