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Redefining Beauty | San Joaquin Magazine | Shannon Lea Rock

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

A Photographer's Passion Project: Changing the definition of beauty.

San Joaquin Magazine Cover Redefining Beauty Project

I can’t express how amazingly excited I am to announce being the cover story for a local publication, San Joaquin Magazine. Early this year they got wind of a project I was announcing to “Redefine Beauty” a project that glorifies our differences rather than tells us that weight or scars or age, whatever doesn’t make us beautiful. This project was ignited by a friend and local artist - Tara - who had BII and had a double mastectomy. You can read her story here.

Please take a moment to read my story along with the stories of these 4 courageous and incredible women.

Ladies, I love you. Thank you for being a part of this. Your beauty and vulnerability have captivated me, I am honored to have been a part of your story.

Click here for the full 14-page spread (pages 40-54)

**This issue was released on January 3, 2020.

I am continually looking to uplift and showcase the beauty of our differences. I want to raise awareness and change the face of beauty in this world. Let's break beauty barriers together. Please email me at for more information.


Photography by Shannon Lea Rock, owner of Preserve Studio

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