I chose Shanny for the V.O.W Project after seeing a photo of her hands with the word beautiful written on them. At first I didn’t realise that she had a limb difference until I opened the photo, where I began to understand what her message was to others. Accepting yourself just how you are, and that European beauty standards are not what we should be judging ourself on. We are all beautiful in our own way.
My message from this story is in harmony with Shannys, a journey of self discovery and acceptance that we all go through. We should all try and learn to love ourselves in our own skin, which is so much easier said than done. Through the V.O.W project this is what I aim to do. To shine more light onto all the values that we should appreciate in our inner beings and not just our outer appearances. Which as women, there are so many stigmas and pressures around looking a certain way. Lets focus on what our body’s can do for us on a daily basis.