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

Meet Yvonne – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Confidence

What word did you choose and why?


   I chose the word confidence. I came out of an abusive relationship, at the end of which I was falsely accused as the aggressor and arrested in the emergency room. I felt silenced, marginalized, and dismissed. I will not feel that way any longer. I am building my confidence, and diligently using my voice to share my story so that it might resonate with others experiencing the same things. I am finding my confidence by working with a wonderful therapist, surrounding myself with an incredible community, and through self-expression. 

In building a community with other survivors I’ve found that there is a language we can speak with each other that helps to break the cycle of shame and embarrassment so many of us feel stuck in. I didn’t choose this story, but I will use every bit of it to empower and encourage others who need a little help to recognize what is happening, step into their power and get out. 

If you could talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you tell her?

            If I could talk to younger Yvonne, I’d tell her you are enough. You have always been enough. Use your voice, take up space, and don’t let anyone diminish your light. 





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. 

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