Not all Americans are born in America and this is true for Doe Deere. She was born Xenia Vorotova in Izhevsk Russia and moved to America with her mother and sister for a better life. She moved to New York when she was just 17 and struggled to make it with her family. Her family was homeless and fell on hard times, but through the help of a social worker who came across their situation, they were able to turn their lives around. Though times were difficult for them, Doe was able to use her struggles as gains.
With the help of the social worker, Doe and her family were getting back on their feet. She moved from the homeless shelter where they had lived for six months, to an apartment in the projects. The area was not the safest but it was more than what her family had and they were thankful for it. Her mother was able to obtain a job, her sister went to college, and she was able to go to The Fashion Institute of Technology. While she went through the difficult time of living at a homeless shelter she still kept dreaming about her potential. Doe completed sketches of fashion designs which is what helped her get into The Fashion Institute Of Technology.
In the year 2008, Doe was able to create her company Lime Crime which is a cruelty free and vegan cosmetic brand. She went from the projects to the CEO of her own company which employs 35 people. Her mission is to inspire other women to power through the difficult times and to follow their dreams. Doe Deere is the perfect example of what to do when you are experiencing difficult times. Her story should teach us that when all the odds are stacked against you, keep moving forward.