My name is Evie, and I have recently embarked on a journey of self-love and healing. For many years now I have hidden behind a false smile, while battling severe anxiety and a deep depression that has slowly stripped all of the joy, passion, and meaning from my life. I have been wandering aimlessly, my life going in circles. My inner light had dimmed, and I’ve been desperately searching for a way to heal. This past week I enrolled in an incredible transformational training program. I was skeptical and afraid, but I mustered up all the courage I had and committed to it anyway. It ended up being the hardest and most important thing I have ever done for myself. It was so worth it. I just went through the most intense 5 days of my existence, and the reward was finding myself. After just five days, I feel reborn. I am overwhelmed with joy and excitement and gratitude. I feel a sense of purpose, and focus, and determination, and infinite possibility. I am no longer a victim of my circumstances. I feel liberated.
None of it was easy. I have had to come face to face with some harsh inner demons as well as bad habits that have been holding me back from living up to my true potential. I dug deep and pushed myself and I fought and I cried. I have shed so much baggage, and let go of carrying the burdens of the world on my back. I feel worlds lighter. I’ve had several huge breakthroughs, but the most important thing I have learned is that I AM ENOUGH. I don't have to wear a mask or pretend to be someone I am not in order for others to love and accept me. I am beautiful, and talented, and worthy. I am deserving of love and success and happiness, and I have so much to offer the world. I have a power to encourage and inspire those around me that surpasses most others I know. My biggest gift, however, lies in my ability to look into a person’s eyes and rather than merely looking at them, see through them, deep into their soul. I look at the world and see beauty everywhere. It's what moves me as an artist. In a world filled with so much darkness, I want to turn on the light. I want to show the world, and everyone in it, how absolutely beautiful they are. This is my purpose and my calling.
One of the ways that I plan to do this is a personal photographic project called The Naked Project. It is a project focused on vulnerability and how as humans, that’s where our true beauty lies. I want to use this project as a platform to show people that they are beautiful even without the masks they put on to face the world, in the hopes that their masks deem them more acceptable to others. I’m here to show them that who they are is not only enough, but that they are extraordinary beings with so much to offer and that the masks only serve to cover up their light and their truth. I want to tell their stories, because their voices need to be heard. You can learn more and be a part of this project by selecting "join the movement" below!
I have come so incredibly far, but I am not done growing yet. I have been blown away by my transformation in the basic course, and am so excited to see what I can create next. I am humbly asking your support in raising the funds for me to continue on with the next step of my journey, so that I can continue to heal my soul and learn the tools to share my gifts with the world. In return, I am happy to trade my time and talents. I have outlined several ways you can support me below, and you can also help by sharing my cause with your family and friends! Even the smallest contribution is appreciated. Please contact me if you have a special commission or project in mind, or if you have any questions!
I am eternally grateful for your presence in my life. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read about my journey! I truly am humbled and filled with gratitude by your love and support. xo, Evie