The Sparkle Project – an inspirational handbook for young girls

The Sparkle Project – an inspirational handbook for young girls

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April 13, 2015

Sparkle Project BC releases handbook – Abbotsford News

Sparkle Project BC releases handbook – Abbotsford News

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March 7, 2015

Singer-Songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson to Produce Anthem for Female Self Confidence Movement — The Sparkle Project BC

Singer-Songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson to Produce Anthem for Female Self Confidence Movement — The Sparkle Project BC

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January 15, 2015

The Backstory, Birth & Vision of The Sparkle Project

The Backstory, Birth & Vision of The Sparkle Project

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August 26, 2014

Power Pose

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I had my picture taken at the end of July. My photographer, Kim Mallory, is a sensitive woman, so she quickly registered my anxiety, a surging awkwardness that made me feel subtly out of control of my own body’s movements. Kim is good at what she does, so she could deal. By the end of the session, her guidance had me smiling without so much tension that my teeth threatened to rocket out of my face. The portrait above was one of her later shots, taken after I became more relaxed and conversational.

I’ve been mildly dysmorphic since I was little. I’ve acquired the complement of attitudes and habits that mark the lives of mildly dysmorphic people. Fortunately, a combination of mindfulness training and lifestyle habits that reinforce healthy psychology has helped me to manage my tendency towards morbid perfectionism. But on occasion I do feel a twinge of it. Sitting for a professional photograph is one such occasion, I guess.

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August 21, 2014