A while back, I planned to apply for some different schools to which I would need to share a portfolio. At that point, I had only created small things, and nothing I felt like sharing. While on the phone one day, my dear friend Nadia and I talked about personal issues we were dealing with at the moment. My friends and I are always very honest and open with one another which allows for some interesting conversations.

This specific conversation was focused on who we are, and how we are trying to fit into a box when we just do not fit. After our chat, I felt inspired to write a piece based on our conversation. I then shared it with Nadia and asked her if she wanted to make it into a small campaign which I could then share in my portfolio. She agreed, and we started planning. We also included another friend of ours, Daiana, who takes the most beautiful photos, to contribute to it too. We ended up doing all the work and creating the campaign, but I ended up deciding on a different path and didn’t need the portfolio, and so we never got around to sharing it..

The project is called CELEBRATE YOUR EGO, and what better place and time to share it than now, here on Home of Passion.

The pictures above, are of me (Laura) and Nadia.

We asked some of the amazing and inspiring girls we know to take part in the photoshoot. The idea was that they would each bring some of their favorite clothing, showing their different styles. We wanted it to be a true celebration, filled with laughter, balloons and confetti. We had the best time talking to the girls and getting to know them even better. They are all such cool girls and we truly enjoyed celebrating them.

 

Project: CELEBRATE YOUR EGO

 

The girls you judge or compare yourself to – based on having met them only once – are also complex people with ups and downs as well as good and bad days. Most girls have been judged by someone who doesn’t even know them, who for some reason think it is their job to judge, as if their opinion is the master’s opinion. Only it doesn’t exist, as every single person on this earth is different and therefore have different opinions, thoughts, and feelings.

We all like and enjoy different things, and isn’t that the beauty of it all? There is never a simple answer to whom someone is, the ‘me’ I am when I’m energetic and happy, is the same me as when I am sad and tired. The ‘me’ I am when I’m dressed up and the ‘me’ I am when my hair is messy and wearing sweatpants, are as well the same me. There is so much to a person, everything we have seen, felt, done, heard, and experienced have to some extent influenced us. Additionally, it had an impact on us becoming who we are.

The ‘me’ I am today won’t be the exact ‘me’ I am tomorrow..

A person can never be complete, we are all a work in progress; always learning, always evolving, and always changing. The ‘me’ I am today won’t be the exact ‘me’ I am tomorrow, but it doesn’t make me any less me. The most me I can be at any time and place, is the ‘me’ I am right now in this present moment.

Seven out of ten girls feel as if they aren’t good enough. Without even thinking about it most people feed into this idea that we need to look, feel, and act in a certain way to be good enough. We have landed ourselves in a place where loving yourself is rare, and if you’re struggling or simply just having a lazy day it is a meaning of failure.

Ninety-eight percent of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way. Rather, it is social media, fashion, and entertainment industries or judgmental people, or something else. This is clearly having its impact on the way girls look at themselves and creating a false picture of what ‘good enough’ looks like.

Seventy-four percent of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone, which is obviously absurd, since we are all so different and for that reason it is impossible to comply. Loneliness is the curse that comes with striving for ’perfect’, because somehow the world teaches us that vulnerability and experiencing real things, which happens to everyone, is weakness and something we should keep hidden. The idea that people are simple, that you should act, feel, and look a specific way as well as the same way, every day, to be you and to be good enough, must go. It is not true now, nor has it ever been!

Celebrate your ego is a project focused on celebrating and acknowledging that YOU are good enough. That everything you go through, everything you see, feel, wear, and do is a part of you, because we are all a work in progress. We want to inspire and start conversations by producing this project which is very much inspired by feelings and experiences we have had. We want to celebrate ourselves, and we want you to celebrate you. Then we want everyone to come together and celebrate that we are different and that we are all more than good enough just the way we are.

LAURA

NADIA

Statistics found on: National Report on Self Esteem and Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma and Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty boosts girls’ self-esteem for Back to School.

A while back, I planned to apply for some different schools to which I would need to share a portfolio. At that point, I had only created small things, and nothing I felt like sharing. While on the phone one day, my dear friend Nadia and I talked about personal issues we were dealing with at the moment. My friends and I are always very honest and open with one another which allows for some interesting conversations.

This specific conversation was focused on who we are, and how we are trying to fit into a box when we just do not fit. After our chat, I felt inspired to write a piece based on our conversation. I then shared it with Nadia and asked her if she wanted to make it into a small campaign which I could then share in my portfolio. She agreed, and we started planning. We also included another friend of ours, Daiana, who takes the most beautiful photos, to contribute to it too. We ended up doing all the work and creating the campaign, but I ended up deciding on a different path and didn’t need the portfolio, and so we never got around to sharing it..

The project is called CELEBRATE YOUR EGO, and what better place and time to share it than now, here on Home of Passion.

The pictures above, are of me (Laura) and Nadia.

We asked some of the amazing and inspiring girls we know to take part in the photoshoot. The idea was that they would each bring some of their favorite clothing, showing their different styles. We wanted it to be a true celebration, filled with laughter, balloons and confetti. We had the best time talking to the girls and getting to know them even better. They are all such cool girls and we truly enjoyed celebrating them.

 

Project: CELEBRATE YOUR EGO

 

The girls you judge or compare yourself to – based on having met them only once – are also complex people with ups and downs as well as good and bad days. Most girls have been judged by someone who doesn’t even know them, who for some reason think it is their job to judge, as if their opinion is the master’s opinion. Only it doesn’t exist, as every single person on this earth is different and therefore have different opinions, thoughts, and feelings.

We all like and enjoy different things, and isn’t that the beauty of it all? There is never a simple answer to whom someone is, the ‘me’ I am when I’m energetic and happy, is the same me as when I am sad and tired. The ‘me’ I am when I’m dressed up and the ‘me’ I am when my hair is messy and wearing sweatpants, are as well the same me. There is so much to a person, everything we have seen, felt, done, heard, and experienced have to some extent influenced us. Additionally, it had an impact on us becoming who we are

The ‘me’ I am today won’t be the exact ‘me’ I am tomorrow..

A person can never be complete, we are all a work in progress; always learning, always evolving, and always changing. The ‘me’ I am today won’t be the exact ‘me’ I am tomorrow, but it doesn’t make me any less me. The most me I can be at any time and place, is the ‘me’ I am right now in this present moment.

Seven out of ten girls feel as if they aren’t good enough. Without even thinking about it most people feed into this idea that we need to look, feel, and act in a certain way to be good enough. We have landed ourselves in a place where loving yourself is rare, and if you’re struggling or simply just having a lazy day it is a meaning of failure.

Ninety-eight percent of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way. Rather, it is social media, fashion, and entertainment industries or judgmental people, or something else. This is clearly having its impact on the way girls look at themselves and creating a false picture of what ‘good enough’ looks like.

Seventy-four percent  of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone, which is obviously absurd, since we are all so different and for that reason it is impossible to comply. Loneliness is the curse that comes with striving for ’perfect’, because somehow the world teaches us that vulnerability and experiencing real things, which happens to everyone, is weakness and something we should keep hidden. The idea that people are simple, that you should act, feel, and look a specific way as well as the same way, every day, to be you and to be good enough, must go. It is not true now, nor has it ever been!

Celebrate your ego is a project focused on celebrating and acknowledging that YOU are good enough. That everything you go through, everything you see, feel, wear, and do is a part of you, because we are all a work in progress. We want to inspire and start conversations by producing this project which is very much inspired by feelings and experiences we have had. We want to celebrate ourselves, and we want you to celebrate you. Then we want everyone to come together and celebrate that we are different and that we are all more than good enough just the way we are.

NADIA

Statistics found on: National Report on Self Esteem and Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma and Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty boosts girls’ self-esteem for Back to School.

About author: Laura anna wainer

 

I grew up in Denmark and had a very privileged upbringing. We lived in a beautiful house, I went to a lovely school, had free healthcare and traveled a lot. However I never felt right, I always felt like I didn’t fit in, never able to find my place and always a bit anxious and sad.

When I was fourteen my parents got divorced, which came with a lot of new struggles. At the time though i was too young to understand and know how to deal without. Instead i bottled it up and went into survival mode.

Fast forward to almost ten years later I was finally diagnosed with depression, PTSD and anxiety. I look forward to sharing my journey, my ups and downs and everything in between on Home of Passion. The world isn’t black and white and neither is my life.

Find me on instagram @ben10love

About author: Laura Anna Wainer

 

I grew up in Denmark and had a very privileged upbringing. We lived in a beautiful house, I went to a lovely school, had free healthcare and traveled a lot. However I never felt right, I always felt like I didn’t fit in, never able to find my place and always a bit anxious and sad.

When I was fourteen my parents got divorced, which came with a lot of new struggles. At the time though i was too young to understand and know how to deal without. Instead i bottled it up and went into survival mode.

Fast forward to almost ten years later I was finally diagnosed with depression, PTSD and anxiety. I look forward to sharing my journey, my ups and downs and everything in between on Home of Passion. The world isn’t black and white and neither is my life.

Find me on instagram @ben10love