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Real Beauty: Uncovered 

 MISSION STATEMENT:

IN A WORLD WITH UNREALISTIC STANDARDS OF BEAUTY, WE CREATE TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCES THAT UNCOVER INTERNALIZED LIMITS AND INSPIRE AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION OF SELF. 

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Real Beauty: Uncovered is an interview + photography transformative session.

It’s a visual testament to the internal changes. It promotes the understanding that beauty comes from within.

Through a 90-minute interview and photography session, this experience encourages you to take a deeper look at yourself--uncovering how societal norms affect your view of yourself and others and reclaiming your own sense of beauty and self-expression.

“She captures your full expression!”

/Lisa/

Dani focuses on capturing life and exploring the beauty of what is 'real'. In a world where the touched-up and altered images of women in the media has stirred much discussion, she photographs women barefaced, real and honest.

Real Beauty: Uncovered challenges those who have already been through the "experience" and the women who still need to; to take a look deeper within, to accept themselves for who they really are.


 

 

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 Why I do this?

At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the u.s. 

Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

A recent study in pediatrics, the journal of the American academy of pediatrics, found a nearly 50% increase in adolescent depression over the past 11 years.

The American academy of pediatrics has warned about the potential for negative effects of social media in young kids and teens, including cyber-bullying and "social media depression."

SINCE 1970 EATING DISORDERS HAS RISEN 400%.

13% of women over 50 engage in eating disorder behaviors.

90% of women in the u.s. feel uncomfortable with their bodies. 

80% of 10 year old already started to diet.

80% of those 10 year olds are terrified of being "fat"

In a large national study of college students, 3.5% sexual minority women and 2.1% of sexual minority men reported having an eating disorder.

16% of transgender college students reported having an eating disorder.

 

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"THE EXPERIENCE IS TRANSFORMATIONAL."

/ JANE/ 

"I HAD THE RBU EXPERIENCE BACK IN NOVEMBER 2015 AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE! I HAVE SO MUCH MORE CONFIDENCE NOW THAN I EVER DID BEFORE AND RARELY WEAR MAKEUP UNLESS I JUST FEEL LIKE IT FOR FUN."

/ISABEL/

 

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Where has RBU been? 

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Oh yea, and that time that Real Beauty: Uncovered was recognized at the White House in 2016
 

 

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 Special Thanks 

REAL BEAUTY: UNCOVERED WAS STARTED AFTER UNCOVERING MY OWN REAL BEAUTY.  

When I first started RBU I had the honor of having the support of 3 incredibly talented women who inspired, supported, encouraged and empowered me to move forward.  

They all contributed in different ways to help the Project unfold. 

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esmilda abreu-hornbostel

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madeline thompson

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kirsten richert

 I can’t thank you enough for believing in the project.  For seeing me grow with the project and for always knowing that it was going to transform lives.