When you move from one place to another, starting over can be quite difficult. When you move from one country to another, that challenge can be met with even harder challenges. Not everyone comes to the United States and has a wonderful story to tell afterwards. For Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime, she knows how hard it can be firsthand.
Doe Deere and her family came to the United States from a city in Russia. In Russia, the population was just around half a million. When she came to the US, the population was close to 7.5 million people in NYC. With that amount of people, it would be no wonder as to why the family would struggle from go.
In NYC, the population is so high that it can be difficult to find the right spot to fit in. When you move from a state to a new state, you will be faced with obstacles keeping you from finding the right job and getting into a good flow. When you move from one country to another, the obstacles you face are much harder to overcome.
Doe Deere and her family found new and exciting ways to help make the bills each month. Doe found herself cat sitting for people and walking dogs while her mother focused on her career as an accountant but struggled with the transfer of the paperwork for her school records. It was this that caused the family to struggle the hardest.
After a short time, Doe Deere and her family were forced into a homeless shelter. They lived in the shelter for 6 months when she decided to finally put some of her fashion ideas down on paper. This would be her escape of reality. This would be just the start of something wonderful.
With the help of a nonprofit, the Sanctuary for Families legal organization, they stood behind helping women with an immigrant status to be taken out of bad situations and placed into something more stable. For Doe Deere, this step would be the first in helping her to establish an identity.