We are the Same

So as I have been thinking about the purpose of my project, The Beauty of People, I feel like it comes down to a few things.

First, people are the same everywhere. I remember when I was younger starting university, I was terrified of people different than me. Especially people who looked much different than me and from different countries. I, for whatever reason, thought people that looked different than me were, for lack of a better word, 'aliens'. I was scared to talk with them and even more terrified to ask them questions. I feel ludicrous saying this now, but it really is how I truly felt. However, much time has passed and obviously I don't feel that way anymore! I have learned repeatedly how much we are all the same. We have the same basic needs, desires, goals for life and so forth. 

Secondly, I want to show people who might be afraid of other cultures, that there's nothing to be afraid of. Diversity is one of the most beautiful things we can ever experience. It shows us the creativity of God and a different perspective on life. Living where I live, I feel like I am constantly learning new ways of thinking and seeing things. It has opened my mind in a way that I never expected!

Thirdly, people are beautiful! I simply think that every person is beautiful and that should be showed off. 

I'm not quite sure where this project will go, but I want to post different pictures I take of people and if I can, tell their story. 

Looking forward to sharing the beauty of people with you!

-Ashley