Project Beauty has become one of my favorite projects of the year. This year four brave young ladies participated in Project Beauty. Project Beauty is a photo shoot where the girls did not wear any make-up and where I don’t edit or enhance the skin or eyes. The purpose is to break down social barriers on what is true beauty. I am so proud of these four girls for being risk takers and participating in this event. All of them have even posted the pictures on their own social media accounts. My hope is that each one of these amazing girls walks away with a new found sense of confidence in who they are and how they were created.
The song “Free From it All” by Lecrae I love and feel it fits perfectly with this project.
Life is a cage, a prison of everyone’s approval
Fight for acceptance and struggle so you don’t ever lose it
But livin’ for their acceptance has got us stressing
Insecure people obsessed with leaving impressions
Ladies spending time on their faces painting pretty lines
To you and me its make-up, but to her, it’s a disguise
You look her in her eyes and see her soul cry
‘Cause living for other people’s got her living a lie
Hadn’t slept in day, close his eyes and he pray
Someone would miss him if he fell like a star out of space
But I’m sure they’ll replace him, just a name and a face
They say they love you, but it’s easy to fall from their graces
Live for everyone else gotcha losin’ yourself
Why be slave when made to be free from the guilt?
To be free from the shame, you are more than a name
If you go down you got the freedom to get up again
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.” ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4
“It felt good to empower myself and hopefully do that for others as well! It was scary but the team made it super fun!” ~ Kyra