Just Me represents the everyday woman — the mom who has sacrificed everything for her kids, the daughter who still believes she isn’t enough, and the grandmother who holds a wise secret few of us have come to understand: Beauty isn’t mere flesh and bones. It is heart and soul, no matter how tattered, or how weary, or how broken, or how strong, or how confident, or how whole.
In 2017, 100 women showed up in my studio with no makeup and no hair styling, looking into my camera lens to boldly share their vulnerabilities and their insecurities, their deepest secrets and their greatest triumphs. They thought they knew what the lens would reveal, but what looked back at them was something that changed their outlooks forever.
Instead of weakness and flaws, they saw raw strength and undeniable beauty. And they’ve shared their stories in the hopes that you, too, will not emerge unchanged or unchallenged.
Whether you’re a young girl or an insightful woman, you will discover that Just Me is not just a photo book or a collective journal. It is a long overdue change-agent that has placed all its bets on the idea that when we think and talk differently about beauty, everything changes.