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Erin Christine Hoyt Passed Away on August 14

I’m so sorry to report that we’ve lost one of our Bold Beauty models.
Erin Christine Hoyt, photographed by Jim McJunkin, passed away on August 14 at the age of 27.
I was aware at the outset of the project that Erin’s autoimmune disease was terminal. I was thankful she remained well enough to successfully participate, and even caught a glimpse of her at the People’s Gallery opening.
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Events, model stories, Photographers

Morgan’s Wonderland: Last Show Sept. 28-29th.

Located at the beautiful Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, the Texas Bold Beauty Project will host its last opening for the year on September 28th and 29th. The hours will be 10am-4pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday. Admission to the Park is $9 and gets you access to everything in the park including rides, attractions, and our photography exhibit in the Main Street Pavilion.… Read the rest

model stories

Our Stories: Barbara Ramirez

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.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Sarah Leigh Davis

 Sarah Davis 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.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Paige Lambert

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.… Read the rest

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Out Stories: Heather McArthur

 I feel that I have embraced the concept of Bold Beauty by not automatically accepting the first impression people give of me.  I was very lucky as a child to be naturally outgoing and smart.  So I think it surprised people when I wanted to be physically independent as well.  I had my first surgery before I was three-years-old and had 17 in total by the time I was 21.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Mary Abigail Kiely

My name is Mary Abigail “Bundle of Joy”, “Healed of God” Kiely.  My Dad named me when he and my Mom brought me home from the hospital.  I was 22 months old.  You see, before God brought Dad and Mom to me, I didn’t have a home.  The doctors told Dad and Mom I would not live to my second birthday, to take me home and love me. … Read the rest

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Our Stories: Cristina White-Jones

Cristina White-Jones (Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis) writes:
“I’m a full-time artist and private art teacher. My mother ran a gallery, so I grew up with artisans and their work. I’ve always felt the need to create.

“When I was 11 years old, I fell and broke my right hip. It started out as slipped capital femoral epiphysis with avascular necrosis.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Deb Lewin

Deb Lewin, Model for Bold Beauty Project Texas

“Born and raised in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, I also lived in Israel and South Africa, representing two countries in field hockey and squash. Political changes in Africa left me without a country. After ten stressful years, I became an American citizen, working as a videographer, paramedic, ropes challenge course instructor and Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer.… Read the rest