Why is it so hard to look at ourselves in the mirror and see our own inherent beauty?
I was talking to a couple of friends of mine yesterday about the difference between America and other cultures. In America we have a “standard of beauty” which is vey narrow AND very much an illusion.
My girlfriend remarked yesterday that her friend had come to visit from France and everywhere they went the woman said… “where are all the women with short hair?”
It made my friend sit up and take notice to the fact that here… we do not celebrate our differences, and we look at those who really make a statement with a short haircut or a really different style as bold or brave (or weird).
Here (America) we work hard to “fit in” aka: be someone we are not. not be noticed. not stick out. not to be remarkable.
Fascinating don’t you think?
Robyn was recently approached by a woman who loves the project and follows it. She wondered why we only photograph beautiful women? Robyn responded….
“because that’s all there is to photograph…. would you like to be next?” and said that the woman became flustered and kind of stammered her way through some excuse until a distraction came by so she could gratefully and hurriedly excuse herself…. (where was she going anyway?… back to that place where she is unworthy and unrecognizable?….ooooh please come out… there is sunshine and light out here!) and we further discussed it.
Most people who see the project from a distance do not realize that eighteen women have put themselves into the project (they were not handpicked and ps: most of their albums are in our face book gallery)
They decided to show up for themselves, and take a stand.
They decided to be seen.
… and it’s YOU the viewer who made them
You have the SAME EXACT POWER to deem yourself the same.
I want to reiterate: no one NEEDS the project.
You are already *perfect* exactly as you are.
You are already beautiful.
You hold the power to release yourself at any time.
However, if you’d like to do the project and see what comes up for you… all are welcome.