Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nia Black Belt Teacher ~ Evonne

About three years ago (or more) Kyla and I would to hike to an irrigation ditch behind our parents property and take some time once we got there to do some Nia. I didn't know what exactly Nia was, but Kyla made it very entertaining (as she does with most everything). We spent time "reaching for the stars", "planting the seeds", "blowing in the wind", etc. It felt peaceful and goofy. It felt like being a kid again on the property that we grew up making forts and playing horses on. I felt at ease and energized all at the same time.

So when Evonne contacted us to do some photography for her website, Kyla and I were beyond excited to participate in one of her Nia classes to get an idea of how she leads her ladies. Somehow I ended up on the verge of tears (good ones) the entire class. The energy moving through me and through the room trigger a powerful emotional response from my soul. I can't explain it. I just know I felt it. And you should, too. Sign up for one of Evonne's classes and move some energy. It is truly inspiring. ~Wes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ExposurSELF ~ The Trailer is HERE!

If you haven't already heard, we are creating a documentary that confronts and redefines cultural standards of beauty for women. Christina, our filmmaker, and her fabulous crew of four other women videographers follow us through the Photo Divine process with our lovely participants (see images below). Here's the trailer for the film, ExposurSELF. We are in the process of raising money to continue editing the film. Join our cause! Your help is appreciated by all those who wish to make a difference. 

The ExposurSELF Mission

We want to change how women are viewed and valued in our world. ExposurSELF is a film aimed to transform negative body image thoughts to positive body image perceptions. With ExposurSELF, we enter the public arena armed with the conviction that EVERY woman is both valuable and beautiful, and then we prove it. Viewers will accompany our media team and other women on a journey of discovery, women who have decided to celebrate themselves for who they are. Our interview process draws out a woman’s unique inner character, and our artistic production process expresses and celebrates that uniqueness in the photo shoots and video footage. ExposurSELF will provoke public discussion and awareness of a woman’s beauty and worth. We will dare women to see and value beauty beyond the stereotypes. We seek to impact women everywhere with our message in a way that causes them to see themselves and all women in a different, kinder, and more comprehensive light.

Film crew left to right: Teya, Christina, Kyla, Wesley, Paula, Kristin, and Sadie

Participants from left to right: Kelly, Jane, Allison, and Erin