Dear Community Member
Dear Community Partner,
Thank you for your consideration and interest in participating in Project BeautyBeast by Elaine Turso Photography. With your help, we can spread the message TOGETHER that bullying, self harm, body shame and suicide does not have to be in the life of our youth. Your organization can help these kids have a voice.
What we are doing: We have been interviewing and photographing teens and youth to learn more about their experiences with bullying, body shame, self harm and even suicide attempts. We are talking about the yucky hard stuff. The stuff that everyone wants to stuff under the rug, because talking about it may make it real. It could feel shameful, embarrassing, humiliating and is overall hard to talk about.
How we are doing it: With our documentary film, set to premiere in October 2018 (Anti-Bullying awareness month), we will be having a Public Forum, open to everyone… with the intention to CREATE CONVERSATIONS… let’s talk about it. Besides talking about it, we will have resources available… I don’t want anyone to leave empty handed and without feeling like they have a way to get help they might need. Teens, Parents, and even Teachers will have access to resources to help our youth. <<<That’s where you come in.
How YOU can help: Attend our event, set up a table, have materials that you can hand out about your programs, be an ear, a shoulder, a guide. With your support, we can make this a successful event. We can make a difference.
I am currently reaching out to local businesses to sponsor a teen, and have their portrait and story be displayed in their storefront, with a donation. We are creating a map of the businesses that are participating in the displays.
Please email or call me if you would like to participate in any way!
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Elaine Turso, Owner of Elaine Turso Photography LLC