What's Your Word — the ideal firestarter
This history of The Awakenings Project STL is rooted in this word, photographed in late 2016 on the back of a woman whose husband taught her how to use a camera.
That woman is Marissa Southards.
*Note: #WhatsYourWord will feature a different participant telling their story Be sure to subscribe to get the feature straight to you inbox! When I first began this project, I never anticipated that The Awakenings Project would become a “thing”. Seeing a future past the first set of photos (now commonly referred to as Awakenings I) was never a goal I really had in mind. Truly, I just wanted to create something beautiful, and provide a non-judgmental space for women, transwomen, and girls, to connect with themselves and capture an image for them to see their own greatness. Seeing where...