“Featured are a woman whose TED talk on authenticity was watched by over 20 million viewers; a breast cancer survivor who left her career to create bathing suits with integrated prostheses; a raw food expert who saw a need for healthy airport food and did something about it; a woman who dedicates her life to speech therapy for the facially disfigured; a supermodel who believes Every Mother Counts and fights for worldwide maternal health.
The women, ranging in age from 35 to 104—some celebrities, some not—were photographed without makeup and reproduced with no retouching or Photoshop alteration. Each photo is accompanied by a personal essay. “Women are born storytellers gathering information and insights the way a bee gathers pollen, totally immersed and coated in their experiences,” says Peter Freed.”
Prime: Reflections on Time and Beauty
I love everything about this book. Because I am a woman in my PRIME and enjoyed reading these ladies stories and seeing the untouched photo. Featuring women from the age of 35 all the way to 104. While reading this book you will see that some of the women are known in their own right and some are just like you and me, unknown. And this is why their stories resonate with the woman across the country on such a deep and personal level.
Each photo was taken in black and white, with no makeup, retouching or jewelry. Just these beautiful ladies and all of their natural beauty. It shows how each woman ages differently.
All of their essays are filled with challenges and opportunities that life has thrown at them. And the choices they made during each challenge. A very powerful book that shows us that we are beautiful without all of the makeup and redoing of our pictures. It gives you the courage and inspiration to believe in yourself.