Here's a glimpse of a few of our advocates here in the U.S. and the stories they've shared:
Our hope is that by bringing awareness and understanding to the different standards of beauty in cultures around the world our readers will be able to more easily recognize beauty in other people, as well as in themselves. By sharing these stories and photographs, we hope to build a community of compassionate individuals focused on promoting empathy amidst diversity and comradery upon similarities.
What people are saying about The Beauty Clause:
The Beauty Clause is dedicated to bridging the gap between cultures and people around the world. The ability to recognize and celebrate beauty in the unfamiliar is not only critical to the advancement of the human spirit, but imperative in stopping the personal detriment caused by being outcast by the world around you.
Q: What about men?
A: We absolutely, 100% believe that everyone is beautiful and is worthy of feeling included in and noticed by a world that can all-too-often be quick to judge and quick to outcast people who are different than them or different than what they know. With that, for our first book, we plan to focus on women. Being completely inclusive is something that we discussed, and is and will forever be important to us, but we strongly believe that different groups of people are weighted by issues and standards that are specific to their group. The arguments about beauty that surround men are oftentimes very different than those that women face on a daily basis and so we decided to choose one target demographic for this project and the first book. With that, we are dedicated to being as inclusive as possible within this demographic. As our project and efforts gain momentum, we hope to have the ability to give full focus to both women and men.
Risks and challenges
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As with anything in life, our plan for The Beauty Clause is weighted by the possibility of unforeseen challenges and forks in the road. Our timeline and the specified delivery dates of rewards includes additional time we have allowed for delays in travel plans, the creative process, as well as the formatting and publishing of the book. Because of the ever-changing dynamics of international affairs, we are prepared to adjust our travel itinerary as needed to maintain our personal safety. However, we are committed to ensuring that any adjustments to our travel itinerary will not disrupt or delay the delivery of the final product and, most importantly, will not compromise the integrity of our mission to create awareness and understanding of the beauty standards in diverse cultures around the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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