We Asked Some of Our “Women of Strength” For Their Thoughts On Being Part Of The Photo Project…

“I am grateful that I touched someone enough to think (of) me (as) a strong woman. I am humbled to be featured next to the others who all have amazing stories. I think I am resilient. I am a survivor. But I never thought about being strong for myself, unless it was for others who needed me.  Life is a wonderful, priceless gift we have only for today. If we never seek joy out, life passes us by without really making sense. All the strength I really need to have is the will to be thankful for every day.”   Holly Cekala – Executive Director at Hope for NH Recovery.

“I am honored to have been selected as a “Woman of Strength” in Scot Langdon’s photography project. One of several women’s “Portraits of Leadership, Moral Character And A Commitment To Giving Back.” Wow.  Very timely to honor women just now…”  Jackie Davis – Circus Arts Educator & Author

I am honored and humbled by this recognition. When I see a need, I do all I can to improve a situation. With the issue of long-term unemployment, I understand what people go through and the emotional toll it takes. Taking strategic action to help others is how I am successful in building someone’s self-esteem, introducing them to the appropriate people for help they need and for letting them know someone cares and will take immediate action. They are not alone. Thank you for this opportunity to be an example for others; to be myself and make a difference in others’ lives.”  Susan McNeill Spuhler – Rebuilding confidence for the unemployed

“[When asked to be a part of this project], I felt a bit of discomfort. I found it a bit awkward to be acknowledged. It was the same sort of wonder I feel when people tell me I inspire them, or encourage them, or that they think I’m strong – when I’m simply doing what I believe is right or important.  I agreed, because I also feel this [project] is something important and should be done. I believe that women need guidance, role models, and encouragement to overcome barriers and to make changes in the world they believe are possible.”  Kristina Ickes – Empowering women with financial literacy


*** In the spirit of surprise and presenting only the very best work, the images found here and in the Kickstarter campaign, are actual photos from the photo sessions, but are not the final images to be presented in the traveling show.