“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” ― Ellen Degeneres
It is so important for us to think carefully about the messages and lessons we are teaching young people. Girls in particular struggle with self image and we often forget that by telling them they’re pretty and beautiful before telling them they’re thoughtful or hard working or kind that we’re reinforcing the idea that the former are more important than the latter.
Real Gals, Real Beauty is a project to help empower girls & women to remember that beauty lies in their loves, dreams, passion and talents instead of purely on their appearance.
Each photography experience is carefully tailored to include things the girls and women love about themselves and their lives – from reading to baking, drawing to yoga, their hair to their eyes and even horse-riding to trampolining.
Real Gals who get involved will receive three high resolution files of their choice from the experience and a Real Gal, Real Beauty pin to wear with pride! Their images may be used to promote the project and be part of future exhibitions.
Real Gal, Real Beauty Experiences last ~1 hour and cost £75pp + travel expenses.
Read more about the inspiration and idea to begin this project in my blogs “Real Girls, Real Beauty : A New Photography Project” and “What’s Wrong With This Picture“.