RAINN & Tori Amos

While shooting an event for RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) I never thought I would leave feeling as inspired as I did. It was completely overwhelming. Tori Amos was the guest of honor and has been a spokesperson for RAINN from when it began in 1994. Towards the end of the event, sponsors, guests, and other attendees could come up and greet her. There was so much emotion behind the eyes of each person who walked up to get their moment with the celebrity. I'm talking tears, hugs, gifts, stories...it was amazing. What was even more amazing was how Tori had influenced each of those individuals lives and even though a line of at least 100+ people were waiting to see her she gave them all the same attention and listened to each person. ACTUALLY LISTENED to what they were saying whether it was how her music helped them through a specific time in their life, how they were affected by the organization, or how thankful they were for her support. Her passion to help others get through the struggles and difficulties of what she overcame was phenomenal and so amazing to witness. Thanks, RAINN for doing such a wonderful job setting up the event at the beautiful Anderson House.