In the spirit of my blog on self-esteem last week, I am posting a link about The Beautiful Project, a program that uses photography and workshops to build self-esteem in Black girls. After her mother’s death, photographer Jamaica Gilmer interviewed the women in her family about the times they struggled with identity and how they developed their notions of beauty. This project is the result of their responses.
What was the focal point of your teasing as a young child? How did it affect your self-esteem?
Were you a bully in school? Did you tease classmates or neighborhood kids?
What influences helped you to strengthen your sense of self as you matured into an adult?
Do you still battle issues with your self-esteem? How do you combat the low points?