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Annette McNamara

In September 2018, long-time photographer Annette McNamara had an idea for her own photoshoot. Growing up she struggled with her self-image and allowed others’ negative words to affect how she saw herself. Beautiful Strength was born out of a need to say those struggles out loud and finally accept herself for who she was. No filters, no Photoshop, just her and her words.

That one idea blossomed into an initial shoot that consisted of 45 people, and from there it launched a wonderful ripple effect. Little did she know that throwing this positivity out into the world would connect to a bigger purpose… the need for ALL people, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, religion, political views, economic status, or whatever… to be heard and have a chance to connect with others. By telling our stories, adding some humor, and being honest about how difficult life can be and how resilient we can overcome what life throws at us, we all can connect and become better human beings.

Annette McNamara was born and raised in Ackley, Iowa, hopped a Greyhound bus to California in 1999, relocated to Osage Beach, Missouri in 2008, and is currently based out of Nashville, TN, or wherever her bus is parked! Her dream of converting a school bus into a tiny home/photo studio that could travel across the U.S. photographing stories of resilient human beings on the road came to life in late 2019.

To learn more about the Beautiful Strength Project visit
https://www.beautifulstrength.org/

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