"Thank you for an amazing day!!!" -Warrior Aileen
"I'm so thankful I stumbled upon this project! It's been amazing for me!
Thanks for an awesome time today!! I feel absolutely empowered!!!"
- Warrior Rachel
"Everyone was magnificent. We REFUSE to let cancer DEFINE us. Loving Marlene and Mayra
for letting the exressions flow. Enjoyed every minute." - Warrior Madaline
"I just want to thank you for the opportunity that I had last week to participate in the Hidden Warriors Project. It was such a magical moment to be on that stage and to feel beautiful and empowered during a time of weakness and vulnerability. I am still smiling from it all! Thank you again for making a difference in the lives of those who are struggling. Keep on doing what your doing!" - Warrior Sharde
"I just want to say thank you and may God continue to bless you and your supporters.
Next time you all are in NY I will be there." - Warrior Osephita
"Thank you sooooo much, to all that took part in giving all of us this incredible experience!!! I am and will be forever grateful." - Warrior Lulu
"In November 2014, I stumbled across the amazing opportunity to participate in the Hidden Warriors Project a month after my thyroid surgery. Being so newly diagnosed, the Hidden Warriors Project was a very emotional, overwhelming experience for me. I felt timid and hesitant in front of the camera, unsure of myself. In the months since then, I have learned to declare that I AM a WARRIOR! I am a fighter, and I owe much of that new found boldness to Marlene and everyone involved in HWP who helped me channel my inner warrior."
"I'm so thankful I stumbled upon this project! It's been amazing for me! Thanks for an awesome time today!! I feel absolutely empowered!!!"
"Talk about feeling powerful. can I bring this headdress home with me??!!"
- Warrior Rachel
"BLESSED. One of the most transformative experiences of my LIFE. THANK YOU. I have taken the term "be big" into everyday life. YOU changed my LIFE. Forever. "There is NO LIGHT without shadow and NO PSYCHIC wholeness without imperfection."- Warrior Jessie
"I just want to thank you for the opportunity that I had last week to participate in the Hidden Warriors Project. It was such a magical moment to be on that stage and to feel beautiful and empowered during a time of weakness and vulnerability. I am still smiling from it all! Thank you again for making a difference in the lives of those who are struggling. Keep on doing what your doing! " - Warrior Sharde
"To be surrounded by so many strong and inspirational women, all bonded together by one love + common cause, was incredible!" - Warrior Bella
"James and I had the best time ever, we enjoyed everything the HiddenWarriorsProject represents. You and Mayra are AMAZING u give hope and the message that cancer does not define you. Please please keep me in mind regarding the fight, and we'd like very much to party with u and mom.
Loving u with all my heart" - Warrior Madaline
"Hidden Warriors Project highlight the warrior in you. They surround you with amazing, uplifting people that even when you feel self conscious they encourage you to feel beautiful." - Warrior Madaline
"thanks girl, it was so good to be creative like that. I CANNOT wait for the nest one and the many more to come!!" - Marta (collaborator)
"what a wonderful thing you guys are doing. It's genius and beautiful. Grateful for you all!" - Instagram Fan
Jennise (collaborator) - I am surrounded by giant powerhouse wombmen. Sprit is too grand for words. My gratitude stretches in all directions of time.
"It was too full of beautiful women! One of the most fun shoots I have ever done!!!!!" - Sylva Hattington (collaborator)
"Thank you for acting out of love and creation. Inspiring to say the least." - Dede (collaborator)
"Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of something so amazing!" - Sam (collaborator)
"One of the best projects Fast Ashleys hosts!" - Bailey, (collaborator)
"Call on the angels to carry this project to it's fullest possible extent so it continues to grow and bloom!" - Instagram Fan
"It was an incredible experience! Thank you for being you and having so much light, faith, power, kindness, positivity and authenticity!" - Yelena (collaborator)
"Thank you so much for EVERYTHING you have done Marlene and Mayra, I was hanging on every pic ya'll posted this weekend! Made me feel like I was right there!" - Brande (collaborator)
"Thanks so much to you and ur Mom Marlene Marino. It was ur baby and I think speaking for all collaborators we r the ones blessed by this happening. I could feel the energy thru the shared BTS posts. Here's to many more empowerment gatherings. Thank u for including me" - Joan (collaborator)
"What a brilliant idea! " - Instagram fan
"It's interesting and fascinating at the same time! Love this!" - Facebook Fan
"This is by far one of the best initiatives I've ever seen in my life." - Facebook Fan
"This is so pure and victorious. So amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to help your project. Very satisfying." - Kodo Makeup (collaborator)
"The work you're doing inspires me. Grateful." - Instagram fan
"Thank you everyone:) big shout out to Kodo Nishimura & Marta Brandysiewicz!!" - Warrior Megan
"It's amazing what working with professionals can do for a girl. Fabulous time!" - Warrior Megan
"Huge massive thank you for allowing me to be a part of a project that is so moving." - Warrior Jessie
"I just wanted to say that I think what you are doing for women with cancer is AWESOME. Just plain awesome. " - Facebook fan
"Such an amazing time last night! Thank you again!! : )"- Warrior Katie
In November 2014, I stumbled across the amazing opportunity to participate in the Hidden Warriors Project a month after my thyroid surgery. Being so newly diagnosed, the Hidden Warriors Project was a very emotional, overwhelming experience for me. I felt timid and hesitant in front of the camera, unsure of myself. In the months since then, I have learned to declare that I AM a WARRIOR! I am a fighter, and I owe much of that new found boldness to Marlene and everyone involved in HWP who helped me channel my inner warrior." - Warrior Rachel
"Hidden Warriors are changing the way we talk about cancer. It is no longer a death sentence. It's an opportunity for expansion."
-Collaborator JW Perkins
"There is NO LIGHT without shadow and NO PSYCHIC wholeness without imperfection." - C.G. Jung
"Thank you so much for all that you have done to start such a wonderful organization and to help so many people, who don't even necessarily know that they are in need, until after, when they are transformed they realize that this is what they needed all along! I personally would do this again, and AGAIN, and AGAIN if you ever need another warrior EVER please let me know!" -Warrior Kara
"One of the coolest and transformative experiences of my life! ... it truly changed my life." -Warrior Jessie
"I know Hidden Warriors is going to bring beauty, healing, & hope to so many! I am so honored to be a part of this project as well and be a part of this beautiful flock we belong to! -Collaborator Brande Wilkerson
"If you're looking for a worthy, positive, empowering cause to help take flight, this is it! "-Collaborator Leah Lau
"Amazing. Such a beautiful way to encourage women to tap into their inner strength" - Facebook fan
"Yesterday was amazing !! I got to hear the stories of these amazing cancer survivors. Then we got to glam them up and see them just have fun and let go. Even though they have been to hell and back. They are so happy and full of life ! Truly grateful for the experience" -Collaborator Michele Hernandez
" I felt so special!" -Warrior Carmen
"These photos look amazing!!! Thank you for including us (and I really mean our members) on this project. Simply beautiful!" -Gilda's Club NYC
"Please support Hidden Warriors Project. Phenomenal, never-to-be-forgotten, internal transformations emerge. This metamorphosis occurs as Warriors like me... Be inspired, for you are a Warrior; let's embrace the empowerment GOD gives us as HE strengthens us with our 'Gold in the Dark'."
"Please consider making a donation today. This vision empowers women after Cancer. Honestly, programs like these are crucial for survivorship plans. Imagine a woman with no hair and skin green from the effects of chemo being transformed into their inner warrior for a photoshoot of a life time one word POWERFUL." -Warrior Viridiana
"Thank you again for all you guys are doing! As a young Breast cancer survivor, the beautiful work you all are doing is really inspiring and so important. It means so much!! " Lindsay Hale Bender
"Thank you so much! This whole project was SO much fun!!"- Warrior Jacey
"I had so much fun doing this wish I can do it again"- Warrior Osephita
"Er thang on fleek"- instagram fan <3
"Amazing and powerful idea for people who are told they are about to be forced to take on the fight of their lives. Positive re-enforcement is key to a holistic approach (even if there is chemo/radiation involved) in reminding all those that are inflicted: all is not lost, let the games begin! ROOOOAAAARRRR!!!"-Simona Berman
"How absolutely stunningly radiant all of your Goddesses are! Truly beautiful inside and out! Thank you brilliant Lightworkers! Infinite love and gratitude for all of your work. You are making a difference in the world and you can see it in all of these women's eyes" -Instagram follower
"Thank you for sharing your amazing and extraordinary project of empowering women! Truly inspiring! Much love and gratitude for your vibrant and uplifting presence on our journey of awakening back to Oneness." - Instagram follower
"love, love, love this! Everything about it! You guys are incredible!" - Instagram follower
"Amazing. Love what you guys do!" - Instagram follower
"Love this project! Amazing initiative!" - Instagram follower
"Doesn't get coller than this!" -Collaborator Sue Canobbio Sullivan
"Delighted to be part of this..."- Joan Marentis Kelly of Cosmik Souls Handcrafted Jewelry
"This workshop saved my life. Get to it people! Educate yourself! TAKE UP SPAAACE!" -Warrior Jessie
"Thank you so much for including me as a collaborator with Hidden Warriors! It's such an honor to be associated with such an amazing group of warrior women! I love all that you do and think the world of you all. Girl power!!!! God bless you and guide your amazing talents to help change the world! Xoxo much love" Collaborator Tamara Danzara Wroclawsky
"Words do not convey the innermost feelings that I have for you ladies. My head is still spinning from Sunday. My heart is still pounding from Sunday. The words keep coming out of my mouth of how wonderful, magnificent, extraordinary (all of those adjectives) the experience that I had and reveling in."
"Marlene, this was beautiful to be apart of yesterday. Tuning in on a live stream to see you dancing around and hearing the laughter, women's cancer stories, the importance of taking up space, the collective conscious idea we are greater than our diseases, making women feel powerful beyond measure, it was truly magical to witness. It was reliving the same very thing you had bestowed upon me.
People, Hidden Warriors changes women's live in a time where they need to be reminded that through every adversity of cancer and how it effects them, there is still so much light and power within us. If you haven't already, please visit www.hiddenwarriors.org and give back to those who create & give so much 🙏🏼 this movement is important, I encourage you to give what you can ❤
•there is no coming to consciousness without pain. people will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious•"
"It was indeed unlike anything I've ever experienced. I've dressed up before but combined with the intent of the cause, needless to say it was enormously empowering!" -Warrior Betty
"Took part in this incredible all day workshop called #HiddenWarriors thanks to my friend Darrell Thorne. Hidden Warriors is an organization that empowers women with cancer and brings out the hidden warrior within you. A day of uplifting people and seminars, it's capped by a photo shoot where you wear a headpiece that you chose (all created by Darrell-if you ever need one made, he's the man!) and get made up/dressed to unleash your inner warrior goddess. I can be kind of a cynical person sometimes and hate being in front of the camera/being made up but I have to say it was a super powerful day with perfect timing as I've been down about the chemo side effects and the 7 weeks of radiation that's starting tomorrow. That's also probably the amount of time that it will take for me to get rid of the glitter on my face😊. I thank Darrell for introducing me to the awesome founder Marlene and her mom Mayra, the generous artists who donated their artistry and time and to the other 4 warriors that shared the day with me. To find out more go to hiddenwarriors.org."
"Still feeling absolutely glorious from yesterday's #hiddenwarriors project. I feel privileged to be part of such a magical day. Emotional and physical transformation that we experienced yesterday, participants and organizers alike, have me feeling so powerful and beautiful!"
"Today I had my seven for seven.....Hidden Warriors workshop/makeover & numerology 7th House cycle.
It was one of the most special & memorial Sunday's ever.
The entire studio B12 was filled with a host of spectacle, talented, & compassionate individuals.
Individual thanks to everyone and I moving forward, my prayer list is extended."