The way we define ourselves determines the decisions we make and how we interact with others. This project challenges women to reassess the lies we all tell ourselves, and learn to speak a more positive truth about who we are and what we can accomplish.
In the weeks before the event, I asked women from all walks of life to write down the lies they tell themselves. Most women didn’t even need to think about it — the words came almost instantly. Here’s a little of what I found:
I photographed all the ladies throughout the event with their new I AM statements. I photograph a lot of women, and most of the time they are self conscious and fidgeting in front of the camera, but these sessions were different. There was a confidence and radiance with each and every woman. It was an honor to walk this vulnerable road with them!
This project debuted at the Women’s Festival NW on Saturday, March 12, 2016.