Who are we?
Welcome to #ThisIsMe Project! My name is Jordan Daniels and I started this photo series to capture glimpses into the lives of REAL people. Having grown tired of waiting for someone who looked like me or had an understanding of the insecurities I’ve encountered, I put an end to the wait. Why wait for someone who looks like me to show up on a screen? Why wait for someone to voice word for word the societal pressures I’ve been troubled by? Only we can do that.
With the support of family and friends, I was inspired to create this photo blog, which now is fully backed a small team of us to keep this project going as long as possible!
What is our goal?
We’ve all been made to feel insecure at one point or another, but we want this project to showcase that we are enough– we are worth it.
How does this work?
The first part of the #ThisIsMe project asks people to outline on their bodies how society has made them feel about themselves, whether it’s through shape, size, sexuality, color, religion, etc.
The purpose of the #ThisIsMe project is to then contrast the pressures of society with empowering words or messages that signify how you WANT to feel or how you MAKE yourself feel about you.
From there we create a side-by-side dialog about both our inner feelings and our external thoughts.