Co-founder Jade Beall is the world-renown photographer whose work photographing women has been featured in the Huffington Post, the BBC, the Today Show, and numerous media outlets around the world for her ground-breaking work photographing women without digital body alteration, particularly the post-birth female body. She has given multiple TEDxTalks on body image, media, and building self-esteem in women and girls. Jade has been a community builder for women and beyond her touching work as a photographer in her Tucson, Arizona studio, she is a passionate dance teacher who leads a Friday-night dance class that is like ‘church’ for many of the people who attend, shaking their booties to live African-inspired drumming and her dance inspirations founded on West and Central African traditions.
Co-founder Alok Appadurai is a project-builder, communications expert, and branding specialists who believed in A Beautiful Body Project from day one. Alok is a public speaker, writer, and advocate for developing self-esteem and a belief that anyone can change their lives for the better if they put their mind to it.
Kristen Watts is our Operations Manager who tirelessly works behind the scenes to make the magic happen. She is a talented photographer herself as well as communications specialist.