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

Meet Rene.  Our lives are in different seasons.  We are not guaranteed happiness and sunshine, but it is definitely something that we can fight for.  Rene came in with a broken spirit.  She allowed herself to be vulnerable with me and my hope is that she finds the strength to believe in herself and her worth.

What word did you choose and why?


“My life looks nothing like it did a few months ago.  As much as we hate change, it is inevitable.  You have to accept it whether you want to or not.  We have to choose if we are going to stay angry and bitter or if we are going to grow fly and soar with it.  I want to be the latter.  I want to create the life I have dreamed of having for a long time.”


Brooke’s Note From this session

“Rene came in trying to smile thru it all and as soon as she stood in front of me she broke down.  I captured this image as she was trying to pull her emotions together… and I truly think it is beautiful.  Often times we try to hide our tears, try to appear to be strong, and we are ashamed if we cannot be.  The vulnerability in this image stole my heart this day.  I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this time next year… we will be having a drastically different conversation.  I know that she will find her worth as she processes all that has happened.  She is capable of greatness and now she just needs to hold on to that.”


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?

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