A Russian girl with American dreams, Doe Deere, is the founder of Lime Crime which is a makeup company started in the late 20s with more than 35 employees in Los Angeles. She is now inspiring millions of women in the world who want to achieve their dreams in America.
Her life turned upside down when young Doe’s family decided to move out from Russia to New York for better opportunities. The family had to struggle a lot at first since it wasn’t an easy start. Doe’s mother who was an accountant in Russia took little jobs like cleaning apartments or walking dogs to make ends meet.
The next six months were tough since Doe’s family had moved into a homeless shelter in Manhattan with a tiny room and single bed without any kitchen. Even after all these hard times, Doe was still reluctant to achieve her dream to become a fashion designer and continued to work hard for it.
During 1999, all their lives changed when they met a lawyer and feminist named Dorchen Leidholdt who realized their potential and helped Doe to get into the Fashion Institute of Technology and her little sister into Columbia University through a full scholarship.
The family was then transferred to the Lehman Projects in East Harlem in 2000, and the sisters were glad to have separate rooms and a kitchen too though there were many hurdles for the family, but they were determined to work hard and win eventually.
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— Doe Deere (@doedeere) November 24, 2018
The hardships made Doe capable of achieving great things and after 20 years of dedication and hard work she finally started her own makeup company, Lime Crime which instantly became a huge success in 2008.
Doe believes that her ‘American Dream’ wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all the people in America who helped her and her family during their worst times. She is willing to contribute and give back the same love she received so that she could help other immigrants feel welcomed in America by promoting a better and positive image about America.