Chang Yu Hsuan is running her personal project “G-book” since 2017, aiming to convince people to believe: There are many ways to be beautiful! Since 2017, she has been inviting females who would like to be photographed without any edits on their bodies and faces, and focus on what they do but not how they look.
It’s been running for almost two years now, and this year goes to another project “Bodylines”. This project is the branch of G-book, aimed at beautifying body lines and eradicating feelings of shame. She hopes to break enforced beauty standards and helping GIRLS embrace their imperfect body.
Bodylines is a way to turn people’s attention to women’s intellect and capabilities, not on how they measure up to a standard of beauty.
“Are stretch marks only ugly because other people say they are? Or are they truly ugly?” Chang wonders. “I was bothered by mine when I was younger and wanted laser removal. But I didn’t have the money, and once I was older, I’d gotten used to them, so I didn’t worry about them. I hope I can bring my own experience of acceptance to women who are struggling. The idea is to help people rethink stretch marks by ‘decorating’ them.”