The Texas Bold Beauty Project

An Extension of the National Bold Beauty Project

The Bold Beauty Project

Through the creative eyes of award-winning photographers, this project celebrates women who define beauty to include their abilities to boldly defy life’s challenges…
challenges which may shape their daily lifestyles, but which can’t override the strength and courage of each project model. That is the real definition of beauty!

Our Stories: Barbara Ramirez

Barbara Ramirez, Bold Beauty Project Texas Model

I’m Barbie! I am 30 years old.  When I was fourteen, I was in a car accident resulting in a complete spinal cord injury at T4/T3 level.  My life changed in a matter of seconds.  Doctors said I would never walk again.  My love of sports and dreams of becoming a professional soccer player vanished.  They were replaced by physical and emotional pain and years of healing.… Read More Our Stories: Barbara Ramirez

Our Stories: Sarah Leigh Davis

Sarah Davis, model for the Bold Beauty Project Texas. Photographer: George Krause

Sarah Leigh Davis (Multiple Disabilities) is a 28-year-old artist who is able to capture beauty from within and bring it to life through her drawings and paintings.  When she was two-years-old, Sarah and her family were in a propane explosion.  Sarah had been thrown, knocked unconscious, and buried in the debris.  It took firefighters two hours to find her, and, as a result of the accident, Sarah suffers from organic brain damage.  She also received burns to her face, hands, legs, feet, and suffered a severely broken leg.  Over the years, Sarah has had 16 surgeries, but has always maintained a positive attitude.
Read More Our Stories: Sarah Leigh Davis

Our Stories: Paige Lambert

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Paige Lambert TAR Syndrome Growing up, I didn’t think certain things were possible because of my difference, until I saw someone like me showing me how to do it and what it looked like.  Now, I get to show other women what it’s like to embrace their differences, their uniqueness.  I get to show women that your identity is not based on how you look, what you do, or how successful you are.  It’s based on who God created you to be in the first place and the promises that He’s given you.  … Read More Our Stories: Paige Lambert

Out Stories: Heather McArthur

Heather McArthur, model for the Bold Beauty Project Texas

I chose the photo that I did because I wanted to express the idea that a woman can be sexy and genuinely beautiful regardless of scars or physical limitations.  And, at the same time, that very same woman can be ferociously intelligent and run the world without having to deny her beauty or what makes her a woman.  We are many, many, many things and have a right to never be labeled as one particular thing. (Cerebral Palsy)… Read More Out Stories: Heather McArthur

Our Stories: Mary Abigail Kiely

Mary Abagail Kiel, model for the Bold Beauty Project Texas

 Mary Abigail Kiely: The doctors told Dad and Mom I would not live to my second birthday, to take me home and love me.  I remember they laughed to themselves, snuggled me up, ventilator and g-tube feeding in tow, and away we went to my new life. I am now 27 years old.
My Dad and Mom have told me all my life that I am beautiful.  This project naturally fits me, as I also have a big, bold personality.… Read More Our Stories: Mary Abigail Kiely

Our Stories: Cristina White-Jones

Tina in Paint

“When I was 11 years old, I fell and broke my right hip. It started out as slipped capital femoral epiphysis with avascular necrosis. Since then, I’ve had over 30 surgeries on both my leg and hip.

“Without art and the support of my amazing family, I’m not sure how I would’ve made it through everything.

“I was excited to be part of the Texas Bold Beauty Project because it focuses on the woman and who she is first, not her “disability,” which is how it should always be. I was deemed permanently “disabled” at 19, but have never once considered myself disabled. I refuse to give up. We always have to keep going and keep trying!”… Read More Our Stories: Cristina White-Jones