Face it, Own it! The Bare-faced Truth about Midlife Women - as Featured by the BBC 

Face it, Own it!The Bare-faced Truth about Midlife Women - as Featured by the BBC  

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In this instagrammable world, we have become used to seeing our own and each other's faces "filtered", flattened and featureless. To look "young for your age" is considered a compliment. 

At the Midlife Movement we say there is nothing wrong with being older, or old 

At the Midlife Movement we say there is nothing wrong with being older, or old 

We are beautiful just as we are - every line, grey hair, lump and bump speaks of our experience, strength and character. 
 
This collection of 166 black and white portraits of women over 40 without their make up - including over 100 "selfies" sent to the project - is our way of trying to "normalise" seeing older faces. 

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look good, or in wearing make up. 

But I believe it is time to reclaim our natural beauty and not be ashamed that we are no longer youthful. 
 
I see beauty in every woman I photograph. The women who took part in this project are full of wisdom, grace and joy and I feel privileged to have been able to reflect that back to them. 
 
Face it, Own it! 
 

The Bare-faced Truth about Midlife Women 

The Bare-faced Truth about Midlife Women 

Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy this short film featuring the thoughtful, honest voices of 52 women aged from 40 - 75. 
 
You can also watch the full individual interviews on our new YouTube channel. 

The Portraits 

The Exhibition 

The Face it, Own it! Exhibition opening was one of the highlights of my career. So many participants joined me at a local gallery to collect their books and celebrate "the bare-faced truth about midlife women" 
The project drew the attention of the BBC and we appeared on the local news as well as in two online articles (Read here
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