"I saw some photos from the "Reclaim Beauty" shoots, and I have to say thank you. As someone fighting body dystrophies and struggling horribly, it means the world to me to see people, beautiful women, who look like me with a smile. It's amazing, and I cannot thank you enough."
“It’s so easy to forget that we are all fighting the same fight.”
“I felt like she knew me. Her story felt so similar to mine.”
“It’s so hard to read about their pain when I see their beauty. I am reminded how much I must dismiss my own beauty as well.”
“Thank you Kyira for letting me be a part of this project. I instantly got teary eyed looking at the photos because the first thing I noticed was how genuinely happy I look. That's such an amazing feeling to have...one I haven't had in a very long time. The insecurities and the body issues faded away because in the first time in a long time I am happy in a photo...without the clothes, and the well done hair, and the make up....I just look really happy and at peace. I hope that's a feeling that I will always have with me even when I have my bad days. So thank you, truly, for the opportunity to be a part of it all. It meant a lot to me.”
"Given the opportunity to be apart of this was a life changing. The movement is what we all need in our lives to remember society doesn't tell Us we are beautiful, we do. Hanging and talking with such amazing woman and being able to know that you are not alone is the best feeling! Thank you so much!"
"So empowering and uplifting! I am very glad I am part of this!"
"I think this project is absolutely amazing! I am so thankful to them for everything and I love seeing all of the beautiful pictures of real bodies and each of the individuals stories. We could all use more of this kind of exposure in our lives every day."
"This project is absolutely incredible. I love the message, I love the people behind it, and I love the opportunity for reflection."
"This movement has given me the confidence to share about my journey with accepting myself as beautiful. I loved doing the makeup-free photoshoot -- it captured beautiful facial expressions of mine that I would never have seen looking in a mirror."
"Absolutely in love with this project and what it does to dispel myths about beauty we've been taught. This project is teaching people to step up, believe in themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin. Kudos to all the warriors, may the whole world join this movement."