feature: “embrace your essence” – the empowering photo series by photographer eva woolridge

December 30, 2015

Check out some images from photographer Eva Woolridge’s “Embrace Your Essence” photo series – a bold project with a purpose: “to photograph what women found beautiful about themselves, thereby moving away from destructive self-criticism,” writes Business Insider. The series has garnered much attention since Woolridge’s photo of her friend Felicia Taliaferro (the first photo below) went viral on social media. Explaining her inspiration, the photographer states: “I was surrounded by such beautiful women with such gorgeous souls, [But they] sometimes let their light dim because they constantly were trying to fit somebody else’s beauty standards.” Explore below and CLICK HERE to see more.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor