Jessica

"I vividly remember the moment I began my struggle with my body image --  I was 8 years old at the time. Since that moment, I have spent countless hours wavering between a desire to change my body - to be more "beautiful" - and a desire to feel empowered - to love and accept my body as it was.

Initially, I hesitated to participate in this project because, in many ways, my journey toward self-acceptance feels so incomplete. But that's exactly why #ReclaimBeauty is such a powerful project. #ReclaimBeauty not only creates space for critical conversation about body image and beauty, but it has also given me space to take another step in my journey of learning to love and appreciate my body -- the home that I inhabit -- the home that allows me to move through communities, make connections with incredible people, and pursue my passions.”