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

Meet Traci – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Resilient

What word did you choose and why?


My mother died in 2019, I’ve been clean since 1996. When she passed, I found that I was removing myself from people without knowing I was doing it. Resilient means to go thru something traumatic or devastating and to be able to pull myself back into the light.

I finally became ok with who I am and not worrying about everyone else. It feels so good. Everyone always said, “one day you just won’t worry about what others think” and I feel like I’m finally there. I just want to live life and be happy.

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

Wear the swimsuit, eat the cake. Stay away from him, them, that… Be ok in your own skin.


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