The New 97.7 Woman of the Week - Week of May 28, 2018
Name: Farah Andre
From: Boston, MA
About The Woman Of The Week:
As a child born and raised in the most violent parts of Boston, Farah yearned to help people in her community. By age 10, she had discovered different ways to volunteer, and spent much of her adolescence rescuing injured and abandoned animals and working in local homeless shelters like Rosie's Place, and Pine Street Inn.
A volunteer opportunity at Massachusetts General Hospital ignited what would eventually become a calling to care for the ill. Following the path of her passion, Farah eventually earned an Associates degree in Nursing from Labouré College, yet realized early on in her studies that her childhood volunteerism had prepared her to become a valuable representative and advocate of her community and culture.
For more than 10 years, Farah worked as a model, walking in numerous fashion shows and appearing in music videos and films. She holds the title of Miss Haiti Boston 2011, Miss Ethnic New England 2012, and 3rd Runner Up Ms. USA Universal 2014. She also provided exposure to undiscovered Boston talent as a correspondent/host for TV production company 617Live as well as a radio personality.
Known to viewers, listeners and pageant fans as Princess Farah, the budding entertainment personality stayed true to her roots, continuing to uplift girls who experience domestic or sexual violence through education and mentorship and raising money for the annual AIDS Walk.
Even as her platform and visibility expanded, Farah found that she still struggled to understand and overcome some of the trauma and challenges that she and so many in her community struggle to cope with.
Meditation would be the key to helping Farah transform her pain into peace, and to align with her purpose and prosperity. Her meditation practice connected her to similar mind-body exercises and energy work scientifically proven to support reduce disease.
In particular, it re-introduced her to Reiki, a technique she had heard and seen other nurses use to support patients to relax and release and express repressed emotion. She also recalled having briefly studied Reiki methods as a nursing undergrad at Emmanuel College.
Soon after she began receiving regular Reiki treatments from a certified practitioner, she knew that this ancient healing method, when balanced with her practical experience as an RN, could be a truly holistic way to empower the community that bred her and that needs her to help to become healthy again.
Farah is now a certified Level III Reiki Master Practitioner, and recently earned a Bachelors of Nursing from her alma mater (Labouré College, '18). She most enjoys encouraging people to use Reiki to recognize and remedy core spiritual wounds that, when left untended, affect their wellness. She continues to support patients in medical and healthcare settings, and offers Reiki treatments through her woman and minority-owned business Endless Konnections. Finally, the Princess has blossomed into a Queen!
Favorite 97.7 Artists: 112, Dru Hill, Shai
Farah's Song Pick: Dru Hill - How Deep Is Your Love
Congratulations to Farah Andre, our New 97.7 Woman Of The Week!
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