Wow! Thanks to reader Nancy Bruno for bringing my attention to an amazing project going on with our sisters in Ontario, Canada!
In the group’s own words, the Beautiful Women Project “is a teaching and healing tool for women and girls, men and boys. The foundation of the project is a touring art exhibition of 120 clay torsos of real women, aged nineteen to ninety-one. The mission of this not-for-profit project is to raise awareness about the link between self-worth, self-identity and physical appearance.”
A portion of their website shows women who have survived breast cancer and made clay casts of their “reshaped” bodies — what an amazing expression of the strength and resilience of these survivors!
You can support the Beautiful Women Project by sponsoring an exhibition in a local art gallery or exhibition space, or partnering with local organization to bring the project to your community. What an excellent idea.