Diamond Project Feature: Patricia ‘The Magical Unicorn’ Lawler
We met up with Patty from Noble Lady Ventures to learn more about her work, talk about the project and really, we chatted for a few hours about all kinds of things. This is what she shared with us about her take on the project, what she's doing to make this community great and her experience working with Jennifer Lyon on some new headshots. :-)
"The Diamond Project is an inspired way of proving that our every day actions can change lives. When we uplift and empower others, we do the same for ourselves. Talk about a win-win-win! We win, they win, and the world wins because we all become our best selves.
My shoot with Jen was so much fun, and very easy going. She’s such an amazing photographer and knows how to make you feel at ease instantly. When she noticed I was getting too in my head, she would make me laugh, loosen up, and be in the moment. I never thought that getting headshots done would have such an affect on my self-perception, especially after I’d already gotten a new job -- was I ever wrong!
Seeing myself through Jen’s eye showed me how far I’ve come in my journey, and what a strong person I really am. For anyone considering getting personal or professional shots taken, I cannot recommend Jen’s services enough!! You will not be sorry you took a chance on yourself."
“Charitable endeavours from the heart”
"Last year while I was between jobs, I started volunteering more to stay busy, feel useful and give more back to my community. Realizing I was motivating friends and family, I decided to put myself out there online to try and have a further reach. Noble Lady Ventures was born to show the world that we are all capable of extraordinary things.
This social enterprise of sorts encourages everyone to better themselves, their community, and therefore the world. Being able to use Jen’s shots on Noble Lady holds me accountable for my own actions, as it puts a face to the cause, and proves we all have the power to be great. As my best friend put it, “what started out as volunteering, turned into amazingness.”
- Patty Lawler
You can follow Patricia ‘The Magical Unicorn’ Lawler here:
Facebook & Instagram: @NobleLady.Ventures
LinkedIn: Noble Lady Ventures
Jennifer Lyon is a Waterloo-based artist, blending her love of photography, contemporary media storytelling and community building in order to mobilize community-based advocacy with a focus on women’s upliftment.
To contact Jennifer for a project or photoshoot follow her on Instagram @TheJennyDoesStuff
Find more project stories and events at www.thediamondproject.ca