Project Beauty with the Teen Squad

What is Project Beauty?

Project Beauty is real teens with real stories. No make up. No retouching. It's a project to show young women that we are all beautiful. The images they see in social media and in ads aren't as perfect as they seem. It is exactly that, our imperfections, that make each of uniquely beautiful. With the rise of social media, we are seeing a huge increase in bullying and as a result, more depression and suicide in teens.

I want to invite you to join Project Beauty. For a fee of $40 for a 1/2 hour session, I will photograph you, no makeup, no retouching. All black and white images. 100% of the $40 will be donated to To Write Love On Her Arms @twloha. They are a non-profit organization that brings help, hope and resources to those struggling with depression, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders and other mental health problems. Click here to donate and select the session time that works for you. I can't wait to meet you and hear your story.

Carlie, GHHS freshman
My apologies for the less than stellar audio. :) But I felt what Carlie has to say should be heard directly from her.

No matter how much you want to cover your flaws, it's important to let them show. Be proud of them. That's who you are. -Alexis, PHHS junior

No matter how much you want to cover your flaws, it's important to let them show. Be proud of them. That's who you are. -Alexis, PHHS junior

 
Carissa, GHHS junior

Carissa, GHHS junior

 
Libby -PHHS junior

Libby -PHHS junior

Most of my insecurities have gone away. I used to hate my figure. I used to hate how skinny I am. I hated my waist. I hated my hips. I hated my hair, my looks. -Brook, AHS junior Brook was bullied throughout elementary and middle school. It wasn't until high school that a new school and a new group of friends, showed her she could find happiness in herself.  

Most of my insecurities have gone away. I used to hate my figure. I used to hate how skinny I am. I hated my waist. I hated my hips. I hated my hair, my looks. -Brook, AHS junior

Brook was bullied throughout elementary and middle school. It wasn't until high school that a new school and a new group of friends, showed her she could find happiness in herself.  

A whole bunch of people say make up is the way to go and that make up makes you beautiful, but it's not. It's the imperfections that we have that make us beautiful. -Kylie Jo, freshman

A whole bunch of people say make up is the way to go and that make up makes you beautiful, but it's not. It's the imperfections that we have that make us beautiful. -Kylie Jo, freshman

Project Beauty is empowering young girls to show them that even with flaws, they're not really flaws, and you don't need to cover them up. -Annice, PHHS freshman

Project Beauty is empowering young girls to show them that even with flaws, they're not really flaws, and you don't need to cover them up. -Annice, PHHS freshman