The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?

Meet Nancy – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Empowered

What word did you choose and why?


I chose the word Empowered. I spent too many years living in shame for something that wasn’t my fault. I am working to once again feel empowered and to help others do the same.

 I chose the word Empowered, because I spent far too many years living in shame and isolation while enduring a decade- long abusive relationship. I’m working toward empowerment by being true to myself, and living my life in honesty and in confidence. By reminding myself through counseling and through my incredible support system that I never deserved a single moment of what I experienced, and by working to accept the truth that it wasn’t my fault, I am finding my power again. 

            If I could talk to younger Nancy, I’d tell her to listen to her gut sooner. Moving forward I just want to explore every avenue that I possibly can to use this experience to impact the lives of those who find themselves in similar situations. You don’t have to live that way. You can get out, and you are never, ever, alone. 




The BE Project with Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project was created in 2016.  Two crazy girls had an idea and it came to life on a napkin at lunch one day. They partnered with a local jeweler, Woolards Custom Jewelry and a beautiful necklace was created.  What began as a marketing campaign turned in to an annual photo project that has allowed people to share a word that is important to them and why that word guides them.  Each year, in January, the project opens back up for registrations.  One week is dedicated to photographing the incredible people that want to join us.  All images are black and white to keep from any distractions.  Just the human and their word.

Head over to THE BE Project page read some of the incredible stories that have been shared with us. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via email at or give us a call at 817-564-3068. 


Please joing the waitlist for this next years project by clicking here: BE Project Waitlist