#ShowMeYourScar web series
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
- poet, Khalil Gibran.
Scars. We all have them but often we hide them. Cover them and keep them out of sight. But when we’re brave enough to reveal them the most curious thing happens; we share the story of how we were marked and all of a sudden, somebody shares theirs. Fascinated by that vulnerability and connection we aim to show where we once hurt and connect through our past pain.
Ultimately, the #ShowMeYourScar series is a #BeautyPositive project that aims to smash the idea that perfection is what we must seek. We want women to reject the homogeneous ideals of beauty they've been force-fed and instead celebrate their own unique existence.
We’ve made some heartfelt and groundbreaking content that celebrates our scars and shares the stories behind them. Through images and a short web series directed by Project WomanKIND founder, Jessica Vander Leahy, international model-turned fashion agent Penelope Benson, heart-transplant survivor Bec Craven, breast cancer warrior Felicity Parker, surfer Phoebe East and JVL herself show and tell how experiences with their bodies have helped shape who they are; how they’ve been challenged to look and think about themselves differently and importantly, learned through past pains.
Through stories of cancer, childhood accidents, blindness and a failing heart Project WomanKIND tries to understand why women are still being crippled by homogeneous ideas of beauty, instead of being encouraged to celebrate thier unique femininity and humanity.