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About

About Project BeautyBeast

 

Background

I am a photographer who specializes in boudoir, senior portrait and business branding. I discovered this project by Thomas Nguyen, and decided to put my own spin on it. I love helping women and girls love their bodies, accept themselves, and build their confidence. I have done several projects in the past around women empowerment and human trafficking.

 

 

Why?

I know that there is a huge problem with bullying and self harm and even worse... I know this because most of the women I help have been victim of it too. It's a problem that we need to talk about. We need voices to step forward and be the voice for those who aren't brave enough to speak up.

77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. Cyberbullying statistics are rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing cyberbullying. ... 1 in 5 students admit to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.” Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied.
— Youth Ambassadors for Kids
Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,470 attempts by young people grades 9-12. If these percentages are additionally applied to grades 7 & 8, the numbers would be higher.
The Jason Foundation
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
The Jason Foundation
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24.
2016 CDC WISQARS
94% of teenage girls and 64% of teenage boys have been body shamed
wcnc.com
Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.
The Jason Foundation
It’s estimated that one in every 200 girls between 13 and 19 years old, or one-half of one percent, cut themselves regularly. Those who cut comprise about 70 percent of teen girls who self injure.
teenhelp.com