The emigrant story of Doe Deere is one that is found to be most intriguing. Her family had to overcome hardships that formed an unformidable bond contributing to their strength and success for the American Dream.
Doe Deere, born as Xenia Vorotova from Izhevsk, Russia loved American culture as a child and would dream of someday living there, and at the age of 17 her dream came true. Her mother moved her and her sister to New York in hopes of attaining a better life. However, they found that starting a new life was not so easy and they faced a number of hardships the first few years. Deere’s mother had a difficult time finding a job as an accountant because of her educational records not transferring from Russia, and no one would allow her any positions before receiving them.
Despite all of their efforts to try and make ends meet, Deere and her family had no choice but to go live in a homeless shelter, and for the next six months they continued to struggle. Their current situation had a deep impact on Deere, and to help cope, she would escape from her reality and daydream of one day becoming a fashion designer. Her thoughts became so vivid that she began putting her ideas to paper and created sketches.
In 1999 her family’s misfortune took a turn for the better when a social worker directed them to a non-profit organization called Sanctuary for Families. Deere’s mother got a job as an accountant, and Deere, using the sketches she created, got help to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology too. By 2000, they were able to leave the homeless shelter.
Later Deere became an Entrepreneur and launched a makeup and hair color brand called Lime Crime in 2008 and Jewelry Boutique called Poppy Angleoff in the fall of 2018. Within a month from her opening, she brought into the world her daughter, Lorelei Elita. Her story represents the true meaning of triumph through hardship and an inspiration for women in the U.S. of both natural birth and immigration.