The Beautiful Body Project by Jade Beall
These images entrance me. The beautiful women who posed for this series take my breath away. In their untouched bodies you see scars, stretch marks, tattoos, rolls, and life.
We are all different sizes. We are all different shapes. We are all unique.
Our definition of beauty is rapidly becoming impenetrable. We need to reclaim our definition of beauty and make it something real. Beauty should look like love and strength.
A mother’s body is formed from deep love and sacrifice. It is a body created by living life and by giving life. I think all of these bodies are breathtakingly beautiful. This beauty refreshes me.
“I have come to drag you out of yourself, and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you out like a prayer to the sky.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
“Beauty surrounds us.”
“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
“When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside.”
These photographs are the work of Jade Beall, a AZ based world-renown Photographer specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irreplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photoshopped imagery that dominates main stream media. They were taken for “A Beautiful Body Project,” a movement of of women coming together to tell their stories and celebrate their ever-changing bodies so that future generations of women can live free from self-suffering. Jade’s dream is to inspire future generations of women to be free from the unnecessary self-suffering and embrace their beauty just as they are.
“I am here to be a facilitator for living Heaven on Earth. I am here to support Your Waking Dream. I am here to stand in my Authentic Beauty and reflect Your Divine Gorgeousness. I am here to be a radiant reflection of Life. I am Life. You are Life. All of this that we are and that we have: is Divine. All of this is: Magic. All of this: Just Is.” -Jade Beall
Kyra Bramble is the Editor of Doula Spot, as well as a published writer, private chef, teacher, yogi, traveler, dancer and doula. She is deeply passionate about birth education and empowering women to see birth as a sacred journey. She sees many parallels between the commercialization of birth and food, and is committed to bringing love and awareness to both subjects. She loves being barefoot, very small dogs, dancing on top of things, and outdoor markets. She lives in Maui. Please visit her culinary website More Pleaze to learn more about her.
**All photographs are used by permission from Jade Beall and are owned by Jade. All quotes are from Rumi, except where otherwise specified.