Hope Hickman, Living Life in Style
Hope Hickman combines a flair for fashion with a keen understanding of people to design exactly the right look for her clients. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.
Hope Hickman has high expectations for success as a fashion stylist and in life.
In her video on Scientology.org, Hickman, 21, describes how fashion has always been her passion, but her inability to truly understand human nature held her back in an industry that demands a high level of personal interaction with clients.
“The Scientology book that really changed my life was Science of Survival by L. Ron Hubbard,” says Hickman. “Before, I couldn’t get along well with certain kinds of people and I only had a few friends. While reading the book, so many things clicked. It described exactly what went on with relationships I had—I could see why people acted a certain way.”
She relies on this knowledge in her work, where she meets with clients to find out what they are like and the image they want to project. Whether helping them select clothing for a single event or photo shoot, or even an entire wardrobe, she designs the look that fits her client’s personality—resulting in exactly the effect they want to create.
Hickman, who grew up in Michigan in a family of Scientologists and now lives in Clearwater, Florida, has her sights on Hollywood.
“I eventually want to work in the movie industry,” she says. “I have always loved fashion. It’s my life. And now that I understand myself and others so much better from studying Scientology, I really feel ready for the challenge.”
View the Hope Hickman video at Scientology.org.
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.