Believe in Yourself with PJ | The Affirmations Project

Believe in Yourself with PJ | The Affirmations Project

Meet beautiful PJ (Patricia), a true Believer!  One of eleven brave women who participated in The Affirmations Project 2016.  Her Affirmation word is Believe, and I love that she's affirming it with all she is, her whole being... and how perfect her little Believe tattoo on her left shoulder is! (see the picture below). 
This woman is so beautiful, in and out.  Follow her story below.  You can also find her on The Affirmations Project website HERE 


LA: A few words about yourself.
PJ: My name is Patricia Lemle Travis, PJ for short.
I was born in Toledo, Ohio into a large family of 11. I have always enjoyed hands-on work and creative projects. My husband and I own Leaf Designs, an interior landscape business. I am also an experienced seamstress.
In 1999 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. After a year of aggressive treatment, I concentrated on my recovery.
All seemed "normal" till 2010 when my oncologist discovered cancer again. Now I am healed and living a grateful and full life.

LA: What made you decide to join The Affirmations Project model team? 
PJ: When a dear friend suggested I participate in the Affirmation Project, I didn't hesitate. I feel more women need to see and BELIEVE, that cancer is not always a death sentence.

LA: What is your Affirmation word? And why?
PJ: My Affirmation word is BELIEVE. Miracles happen to those who BELIEVE! I am proof of this.

LA: How did you feel when you saw your images for the first time?
PJ:
When I first saw my images I was amazed that I could look so beautiful!!! 

LA: How did this project affect you?  
PJ: This project really confirmed my self-worth. It has made me feel very special. 

LA: What are some words of empowerment you want to share with other women? 
PJ: My words of empowerment? To everyone, but especially women. You are STRONG, SMART and POWERFUL! Trust and BELIEVE in yourself! Don't be fearful, try new things. LOVE yourself. You hold the key to your happiness.

 

Credits: 
Founder of The Affirmations ProjectAdriana Pabon
Support from High Hopes in High Heels
Photographers: Lucyna Aleksandra Portraits & Michelle Caudle with Silver Moon Custom Art & Photography
Videography:  Alex & AJ at AC Square Productions Check out their VIDEO HERE
Body paint artist: Emma Kenemer
Hair stylists: Suzie Reed with iStyle Salon and Brian Ross with Darren Pena Salon 
Makeup artists: Brenda IrizarryAshley Cantero (LAC Makeup Art), and an assistantTaylor Rodriguez

Portrait of a breast cancer survivor with a tattoo on her shoulder