καλός (or kalos): beautiful, as an outward sign of the inward good
“What makes a woman beautiful? What makes a woman powerful? A woman who’s beauty comes from the inside out, this is Kalos.” Taking its form as an Instagram page and Facebook community, The Kalos Project works to challenge beauty and femininity stereotypes; provoking positive change by posting unaltered images of make-up free women of all different shapes, colours, and sizes.
Working to become more than an artistic photo community, The Kalos Project has teamed up with Orphans Know More. Most recently, project creator Naomi Peachey has initiated a “No Make Up November Challenge” to raise the £13,980 required to provide free education to 69 girls in Uganda. “Education allows a girl to realize her own potential, and a girl who realizes her own potential, can grow to become a beautiful and powerful woman. A woman, who impacts her environment, empowers others and champions positive change.” Girls from all over the world have made the decision to put down their makeup brushes in support of this education campaign in the hopes that, by giving up the luxury of make-up, they might purchase these 69 Ugandan girls their right to education. Interested in learning more?
For More Information on the Kalos Project and the No Make Up November Challenge:
For More Information on Orphans Know More and their other projects in Uganda:
please visit http://orphansknowmore.com/
Samantha Gartner, YWAM Harpenden Staff
Special thanks to The Kalos Project Creator Naomi Peachey.
Photo and Video Credits: Naomi Peachy