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FEATURE: The 'Every Body' Project - You are beautiful the way you are

It’s hard out there for a chick. Being bombarded with the media’s impossible standard of beauty, constantly telling us that we look "wrong" isn't easy to deal with on a daily basis.
I created the Every Body Project as a way to help women everywhere celebrate their bodies. I capture stylish women of all ages, body types and races to showcase their own unique beauty. After each photo, I ask every woman what her favorite character trait is because I believe it is crucial for women to start talking about themselves in a more positive way. So often we say what we don't like, so this is a small step in restructuring that paradigm.
You are beautiful the way you are. In fact, those quirks (large noses, curvy hips, rounder middles) that we are taught to pick apart, make you all the more exceptional. Learn more about this project, and see more great style at www.theeverybodyproject.com.


By Shanthony Exum, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Tags: Black, Body, Every, Image, Project, Style, Type, Women

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Comment by Phyllis Masters on March 11, 2014 at 8:10pm

This made my day! I struggle less with body image now that I am older, but even that...getting older, is a body issue I deal with. Photos like these are so affirming, young women need to understand their own unique beauty.

Comment by Stevie Robinson on March 11, 2014 at 12:02pm
Peace this is wonderful and much need...we're overdue on fighting back those unreal media images of ourselves. ..black women are not be placed in a box
Comment by Mark Clemons on March 10, 2014 at 5:57pm

I LOVE IT!

Comment by most highest @ 4:20/worldwide on March 10, 2014 at 2:49pm

Most Highest Divine Spiritual infinite blessings to ALL of these BEAUTIFUL stylish Goddesses manifested as individual expressions of the Spirit of intention's beauty in physical form.

And to ALL sistas/women, please heal your consciousness of what real beauty is.

 


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