This series invited 11 women to come and share their stories of transition and transformation who through a big life change, have changed the way they see themselves. From breaking the glass ceiling, overcoming cancer, breaking free from domestic violence, escaping a kidnapping to becoming business leaders each unique story of these amazing women is sure to inspire, uplift and empower. 

Through this body of work you will see healing, you will see me healing, you will see their journey, but you will also see my journey. Once I began this project, I realized how much this was indeed a therapy for me. Every connection I had with my subjects was reflection towards what is going on in my own life, a moment of self forgiveness. You will see through this work that they are indeed worthy. And through it, you will see me coming into my own realization of self worth, self acceptance, and giving myself permission to feel beautiful, again.

All of the women were hand picked and chosen to come in to a fully guided photoshoot with hair, makeup and styling. This project was truly a work of heart and a gift to be able to share in such a personal and intimate moment in their lives. All images were photographed and retouched by Crystal Byrd Uqdah of Love Byrd Photo, hair by Bilgah Moka, makeup by Blasina Salaam Ware in Atlanta, GA 2019.
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Worthy Portrait Series | Tiffany

” Becoming a Mother. Going through pregnancy and birth transformed me physically, emotionally, and mentally. Growing a human and bringing him into this world made me feel more compassionate towards people because life is a gift. Being a mother is the most difficult and rewarding thing I have ever done. It has made me confident yet vulnerable, busy yet with free time, and always with him yet sometimes feeling alone.”

Hair and Makeup by Bilga Moka
Photography Crystal Byrd Uqdah with Love Byrd Photo

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