Birds Be Free, for fashion

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By Sophie Pappas

On Oct. 2 Poshh Boutique, of Lebanon, and As The Crowe Flies salon, of Zionsville, collaborated to stage the Birds Be Free fashion show.

As The Crowe Flies owner Cindy Crowe-Layne helped to organize this event to raise support for female ex-convicts and inhabitants of the Boone County Jail.

Crowe-Layne said what started out as participating in the pen-pal program writing to women at Boone County Jail, came the idea to do something more for them, such as give them makeovers for life after jail.

“I want to make a difference in my community,” Crowe-Layne said. “I don’t have to go over the ocean to make a change. I can effectively change my community one addict at a time.”

The fashion show featured eight of the women Crowe-Layne has helped through her salon, many of whom are recovering addicts who appreciated the makeovers Crowe-Layne gave them.

“Our goal is every three months to create some type of event for more new women,” Crowe-Layne said. “What we want to do is create awareness. Long-term we’d like to take our program all the counties in Indiana and possibly get salons aligned with us.”


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