The Raw Beauty Project gave birth in 2006 with the mission to empower women with different physical challenges. A series of photographs was created and exhibited in Miami for awareness and fundraising.

To ignite a global conversation and transform stereotypes, The Raw Beauty Project NYC partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to showcase an exhibit of photographs featuring twenty women living with various types of disabilities. Proving there is no singular definition of beauty, the photographs were unveiled at ACA Galleries on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 with proceeds from the event benefitting the Reeve Foundation.

Often, women living with disabilities are depicted as victims or defined by their injury or condition. The Raw Beauty Project aims to redefine beauty by challenging stereotypes, celebrating courageous stories and breaking down barriers for the millions of women living with physical and sensory challenges. The twenty women — whose disabilities range from spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, to cerebral palsy — posed for renowned photographers for the exhibit.

 

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