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Chansey is Beauty Revived

Chansey is Beauty Revived

Last summer I took a chance and submitted an application to take part in the Beauty Revived movement. What a fabulous journey it has been! From acceptance to the print magazine hitting my hands, I have loved this process.

Beauty Revived is a movement that celebrates women and children with real beauty. Photographers donate sessions to these women and children and their stories are featured in their magazine and website: www.beautyrevived.com.

“As a high school senior photographer, I started Beauty Revived because I saw the power that a photographer has in shaping perception and altering dialogue on beauty,” Michelle Gifford, Beauty Revived founder, said.

“The photographers who participate in our campaigns not only have great technical and artistic talent but also have big hearts and a desire to be more than just a picture taker. They want to be a photographer who changes the world with their work,” Gifford said.

When I got on board, I took nominations and a committee of friends and family chose Chansey to have a session. I love her story of strength and determination to be her best.

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Here is a sample of her Beauty Revived article:

One activity Chansey is very involved in, is the performing arts department. She has been in every production since her freshmen year. According to her debate teacher, Mrs. Talty, “Chansey is an inspiring performer, who is always pushing herself to be the best in every show. She is always the first student to have her lines memorized, and always delivers a flawless performance. More than that, she drives the people around her to work just as hard, and is always willing to help out other students. Her work ethic on any performance is beyond compare”.

Chansey recalls since she was little she had always dreamed about being an actress. When she got into high school, she decided that it was finally her chance to take theater seriously and audition for a show. She had been in one show in middle school, and even though she was only an extra, she loved it. The show was “Frankenstein”. When she auditioned for the show, she wasn’t expecting to get a part. Nonetheless, Chansey was cast as a lead. She remembers being so excited! Chansey worked extremely hard to memorize all her lines and portray her part to the best of her ability. Through that show, Chansey discovered a love for preforming.

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I am so thankful to have the privilege to tell her story and to contribute to this important conversation of what real beauty is.  To read her full story click here.

A special thank you to April Jemes for hair and make up and June and Beyond Boutique for stying Chansey for her session.

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