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HER :: Her Essence Redefined

A Photography Project to Breakdown Barriers, Inspire & Elevate

I am inspired by the amazing women around me, having learned great life lessons from each and everyone of you. You make me a better person because of it. Being apart of this community we call “women” is a sacred place full of dreams & despair, goals & successes, love & loss, rage & rejuvenation.

We all have a story to tell. We have been inspired by others. We have held the hand of someone in need. We have our daily struggles. We have incredible days. We work hard to be a good human – to ourselves & others. We work hard to be strong and sincere. To provide. We constantly seek our own definition of success. We put ourselves out there everyday for all to see. We expose our thoughts and vulnerabilities.

HER (Her Essence Redefined) is a photography project where your image & your story of hope, of dreams, of despair, of fear, of learning moments, of successes will inspire & elevate other women on their journey through life.

I’m building a tribe of truth & passion.

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