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

Meet Stephanie – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Faithful

What word did you choose and why?


I chose this word because over the last two years – I’ve completely transformed and been forced to lean on God – my faith, my career, special projects. In all perspectives – I’ve been forced out of my bubble and to see bigger perspectives.

I’ve recently found out i have a very rare auto-immune disease. I’ve been forced to really lean in and trust. During COVID – I’ve been hearing “be still”. When my life was so busy – I just had to stop and stand still. I was forced to trust in Him and go against the norm to protect myself and my health.

My son has also endured so much and thru this God has shown me his power. After some traumatic events – we moved him to private school and he is now flourishing. 6 months ago – he wanted to give up. Today – he is doing incredible and that is been thru the grace of God.

I feel led to do something bigger. Even on the days that I’m not comfortable doing these things – I know this is what He wants me to do. I may have lost friends along the way – but I know I doing the work God intended me to do. I want to make change in the world and I am faithful.



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