… Read the restI’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.
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
The Texas Bold Beauty Project wrapped up a two week showing at the Texas Capitol in Austin with a big thank you going to the Wimberley Valley Art League for lending us the portable panels which supported the prints. The sixth and final showing will be at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio in late September where the show will be an inspiration to all young ladies with disabilities.… Read the rest
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
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
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
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
Oda Lisa Roberts’ statement about the Bold Beauty Project Texas:
“The Texas Bold Beauty Project is a wondrous thing by redefining the conception of disability. My hope is to assuage the poor perception of blindness by expounding upon the following meanings. For me, “bold” equals having the courage to be fully functioning within a visual scene.… Read the rest
Statement from Dená Cooper, Equine therapy student with the Bold Beauty Texas Project:
“I am 28 years old. I lived in Huntsville, but was born in Galveston because I was 12 weeks premature. I’ve lived in Austin six years.
In school, I did FFA. I showed chickens and got ninth place in Houston, and I got $3000!… Read the rest