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

Meet Kerry – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Love

What word did you choose and why?


Love has gotten me through a very difficult last two years. Love of God, family, friends and colleagues. Everyone was praying for me. I don’t think I would be where I am right now without it. It helped me keep a positive attitude all thru treatment. Don’t get me wrong, there were times that I felt so bad and so sick, I just wanted to give up. God would remind me – how much I was loved. I just can’t attribute it to anything else. That is life changing.

I ran across this David Crosby quote and I loved it – it says, “I don’t like greed, I don’t like ignorance, I really don’t like anger, but I love love.” That is how I want to live this year – I just want to spread the love.

I have had a beautiful opportunity to mentor another woman that has recently been diagnosed and this has given me so much. It’s been very cathartic to be able to walk her through this. God knew I needed to help someone else.

What is one major thing you want to focus on and accomplish this year?

I want to impart to my family how much I love them and appreciate them. We are going to be more intentional with spending time together.


What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 4 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

Waiting List for 2023 BE Project – Click Here