Family Dynamics

Abbie’s Story: Anything for You

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 10, 2017

I met Abbie in college, when we were both English Majors together. I remember we took a poetry writing class…

Brooke’s Story: Love Beyond Loss

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 26, 2017

I first met with Brooke when she was with her young daughter at a new rehabilitation center, and having grown…

Corinne’s Story: Confidence In The Difference

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 19, 2017

This profile was sponsored by New Jersey Yachad.  I first met Corinne earlier this year when I was photographing events…

Bassie’s Story: Growing With Love

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 5, 2017

This profile was brought to The Layers Project through a partnership with New Jersey Yachad. I met Yosef 6 years ago,…

Golda’s Story: Atypical Blessings

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 30, 2017

I first met Golda and her husband in Camp HASC, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.…

Erica’s Story: Embracing Body and Soul

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 27, 2017

When Erica reached out to participate in The Layers Project body image series, I was thrilled. I’ve known her since…

Sandy’s Story: What Does Healthy Look Like?

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 22, 2017

When I posted the first profile for The Layers Project, Sandy reached out to me feeling frustrated. She shared that…

Shaindee’s Story: Embrace Your Own Intuition

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 20, 2017

Shaindee knew that she wanted to participate in “The Layers Project” when her sister Shani explained the goals of the…

Shani’s Story: Family and Faith, Blood and Being Chosen

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 10, 2017

Shani sits in my home office, in a big plush leather chair I pulled in for the occasion. I fiddle…