Are you listening? | Yesmeen Scamahorn | TEDxVail

What can you give when you’ve not yet given your full self away? Yesmeen recovered from a trauma to give half a year to volunteering around the world. She shares here means, methods, and madnesses in changing worlds within 6 far away communities. She’ll sing to your heart; you may follow her path.

Yesmeen Scamahorn is an artist and the world is her canvas. In 2009, she followed her heart to Colorado from Orange County. Life has been a wild ride ever since. She has traveled to 14 countries in the last 6 years and doesn’t plan on stopping. “Giving back is part of living on this earth.” She has volunteered her time feeding the homeless in Denver, Boulder Floor Relief and Round Up River Ranch. In 2014, she quit her job to be of service around the world completing 6 projects in 6 months. She went on the road with a purpose (R)evolution, returned home to Vail to report she’d found herself along the way. More than a personal story, Yesmeen guides us to jump, because the thing about jumping is that people notice. She has a zest for life unlike any other and her attitude is infectious.

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