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ALYSCIA CUNNINGHAM

Alyscia Cunningham is an entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, photographer, and speaker. Her work focuses on changing the dialogue around beauty standards for women through documentary film and unaltered photography. Through her lens, Alyscia captures and celebrates raw beauty, as she believes the media not only does a good job of focusing on our insecurities but also profiting from it. Alyscia also creates social-change projects that promote messages of self-love and acceptance. Her most recent project, I Am More Than My Hair, is a documentary film and photography book that includes stories of girls and women who've experienced hair loss related to a health-related condition and their journey of self-empowerment to see beauty beyond the media’s standards.

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After several years in the works the award-winning film, I Am More Than My Hair, is circulating the film festival circuit. The book is now available and can be order Amazon, or at other retailers.

The next phase of Alyscia's project is to complete it by making it accessible for audiences with disabilities, prepare it for exhibitions/presentations and secure distribution for the documentary film. Support the fundraiser for I Am More Than My Hair by making a tax-deductible donation via Women in Film & Video, or by contributing to the crowdfunding campaign on iFundWomen or. To learn more about the film, visit the web page.

This project is fiscally sponsored by Women in Film & Video, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

TRUE BEAUTY

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Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty is a refreshing and inspiring, full-color, hard cover book of photography. Its pages present a series of portraits that reveal the elegance and subtly honest beauty of female faces between the ages of 7 weeks and 103 years.

"In a world filled with 'Photoshopped' images of women who are heavily made up, this book is a breath of fresh air," says Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God and writer at the blog Elephant Journal. Read Huffington Post article about "Feminine Transitions" and order a copy of the book.

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