BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS with a BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE
They say there are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots, and the other is wings. I remember being a new mom and really “hearing” this saying for the first time. It stuck with me. The saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world”, has also always stuck with me. They don't just have to be inspirational memes to share on Facebook; they can be words to ignite real action. Project Beauty Kenosha was an opportunity for so many parents and families to do just that.
It was an honor to host the inaugural Project Beauty sessions earlier this month, giving our daughters stronger roots, and the opportunity to help our girls rise above the pressures of perfection found among peers, social media and society.
Thank you to everyone that supported the project and shared the news of the project. Thank you to everyone that sponsored the project. And thank you to all the brave girls and families that participated in the project and took a step toward being the change we want to see for ourselves, our children and our community.
25% of the proceeds from "Project Beauty" sessions were donated to Kenosha's local organization of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to support and help raise awareness of depression, suicide, eating disorders, bullying and those victimized by sexual violence, and to support the services NAMI can help provide to those in need.
Melanie Landro Photography's "Project Beauty" sessions hope to bring a positive light to some of the mental health issues our youth and families experience and to help normalize conversations so more of our children, and adults, feel comfortable seeking help and support when needed.
**I hope to schedule future Project Beauty sessions soon. And although the inaugural event was focused on our young girls, the message of Project Beauty can apply to anyone, of any age, of any gender. I hope to have enough interest for future sessions for our boys, as well.**
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