Doe Deere – The American Dream

The original article is how cosmetic company founder Doe Deere came to America from Russia with her mother and sister and how the experiences she had makes her the kind of person she is today.

She first came to the United States when she was 17 years old (20 years ago) with her mother and sister from Izhevsk, Russia after dreaming of moving to the USA throughout her childhood. Her mother was an accountant but her credentials were taking time to transfer from Russia and was unable to find the type of work she wanted to do. She had to clean homes in order to receive an income while Doe took odd jobs such as dog walking to help with the bills.

The family eventually became homeless and had to go to homeless shelters and a local church for free meals in order to survive. During this time Doe was trying to follow her childhood dream of becoming a designer by putting her ideas on paper. This was a hard time for the small family but eventually they got help from a social worker that introduced her to Dorchen Leidholdt, an inspirational lawyer who helped Doe’s mother get an accounting job, helped her get into a fashion institute school and helped her sister get into college as well. They eventually got a small apartment that wasn’t in the best area to live but it was a step up from where they were before and they were grateful for that.

Doe recognizes that all of these hardships helped her to get to the place she is now and that living the “American Dream” is what most immigrants try to achieve when they come to America. She further states that these immigrants that have the hardest path to citizenship could be the very people that “make America great again