Upon returning to Wonderland, the world seems darker to her now. She is more acquainted with shattered dreams and disillusionment than the flowery outlook of her innocent years. Only when she surrenders to a world of wonderment and possibilities is she able to find her inner strength and make a stand for herself, her beliefs and her personal desires.
Every woman’s journey is similar to Alice in Wonderland. If you take a look at yourself into the looking glass, you can see the re?ections of the once little girl with fairy tale ideas about Prince Charming and living happily ever after. Many women over time realize that the manifestations of childhood dreams take a tremendous amount of staying true to course and self. Some women lose their self and sense of destiny along life’s hard course. But there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
For many women on Maui, the light at the end of a dark tunnel comes with the helping hand of Women Helping Women. The agency spends every day reaching out to disillusioned, broken-hearted, seemingly self-defeated women to offer them shelter, guidance, counseling, immediate safety and basic necessities.
On Sunday, May 2, at the scenic Molokini Lookout in Wailea, Women Helping Women will host its 13th Annual Afternoon Tea Fundraiser. At this Mad Hatter’s tea party, we have an opportunity to make change happen for women and children in our community, and give back some possibilities, wonderment and hope. This year’s Wonderland Tea is a catered collaboration with Bev Gannon and David Paul, two of Maui’s most gifted chefs.
This year’s tea will also feature Wonderland-themed decorated cakes from Maui Culinary Academy students who will compete for most original Mad Hatter Cake award. Featured entertainers this year will include the beautiful Napua Makua (just returning from touring in Japan and Merrie Monarch Festival). This year’s tea will be unforgettable with many surprises in my Mad Hatter’s Hat!