Henna artist and owner of Happy Henna in Grand Rapids, Michigan Amanda Joy began volunteering her time at Beautiful You Salon by Profile giving henna tattoos and henna crowns to women battling cancer since 2015. She knew the healing power of Art Therapy as she had used henna as a meditational tool for herself when dealing with her own anxiety.
Hearing the stories of many women who she had met each month, gave her a desire to share these women’s stories with the world.
In 2016 she created the idea of “Crowns of Courage” which was displayed during ArtPrize in 2017. It was voted top 5 with 384,053 votes and recieved the Veterans award.
Amanda is making a difference in West Michigan and is this week’s “Woman Crush Wednesday” Listen to our interview with Amanda here!