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Amputees wanted for Average Girl Photo Shoot

Amputee Photographer Emily DickEmily Dick is a photographer. For the last 3 years she has worked on a body image guide book called Average Girl: A Guide to Loving Your Body. It is an inspirational self help guide full of facts, information, work sheets and photographs of real girls.

Emily had interviewed over 80 girls about the critical issues that affect body image. To date, she had photographed nearly 30 women for the project. Her hope is that every girl who opens the book will see someone who looks like them, or who reminds them of themselves. She is still currently photographing girls and young women for the book.

Specifically, she is looking for young women who can represent those who have physical disabilities and those who have down syndrome. She is also looking for more women who have scars, who have suffered from or overcome an illness, who are Indian/Asian/African American.

Having these girls involved in her project will help others to feel empowered to love themselves as they are, have a healthy body image and redefine what ideal beauty is. She believes that her project will create conversation about how body image plays a role in the overall health of ALL young women (eating disorders, mental health, bullying, etc.).

Here are the details:

Average Girl Photoshoot: White bathing suit or white underwear set to be worn and provided by participant for photoshoot. The goal is to show the unique and loveliness of each body without having any young woman “bare it all.” An example of what the images will look like, can be found here: http://www.loveaverage.com/the-book.html

Where: Most photoshoots take place at my studio in Milton, Ontario but I am willing to travel to appropriate locations if needed.

What Participants Get: Complimentary makeup (if they would like), complimentary mini photography session (headshots, family, etc.), and a copy of the book (when published).

Criteria: Again, I am looking for young women…
-who have a physical disability
-who have down syndrome
-who suffer from an illness or who have overcome an illness
-who are Indian/Asian/African American

-Must be willing to sign a model release form/have a parent willing to sign a model release form