My friend, photographer Sheleka Laseter, has mastered the art of empowering women.
With her "Goddess" series, she took 18 women and forced them to embody a goddess not only in dress, but in personality and style. You can check out the entire series on her blog here.
I'm honored to feature a small snippet of her wonderful work and all the goddesses involved, try not to fall under their spell!
The celestial sun goddess, ruler of the sky.
Goddess of Ireland, a warrior capable of changing shape from girl to hag and into birds and animals.
The mother of the sea; she is the Inuit goddess of the deep ocean and the Underworld.
The mother of the gods; she is the personification of all aspects of nature. She rules over healing and sweat baths.
Isis & Nephthys
Egyptian goddesses and sisters that represent day & night, life & death, and growth & decay.
Jazmin & Brittany
The ancient Egyptian goddess of cosmic order; she is the concept of truth, balance, morality, and justice.
The Greek goddess of destiny; she is the most powerful dictator of fate & all circumstances.
The Yaruba goddess of the wind, fire, and the thunderbolt; she represents female power.
The Lakota goddess of peace and harmony.
The mother of African sweet waters; she is the essence of love, sweetness, and good cheer.
The Celtic goddess of the forest and the hunt.
The goddess of fertility, beauty, and female sexual power.
The Egyptian goddess of cats, protection, joy & love.
The supreme goddess of the Fon people; she is the moon who brings cooler temperatures to the African world.
The goddess of the family hearth & volcanoes.
The muse of lyric, romantic, and erotic poetry
The goddess of woodlands; the guardian spirit of animals.
The Latvian goddess of destiny, luck, and happiness.
Sheleka's series taught each of the women involved, including myself, that you don't have to be dressed as a goddess to embody one. We are goddesses everyday when we carry ourselves as such, and spread positive vibes along the way.
Hope you enjoyed!