There is a lot of NOISE on the internet. Lots of photography groups. Lots of places to brag about your work and judge others for theirs. But Babetown is one of the only places that feels incredibly safe and supportive. I adore it and the people in it
Babetown is one of the main reasons I haven't given up. This community has supported me through self-doubt, anxiety, depression and learning about how to have a business. I haven't found any other resource that I've felt was inclusive at all or that I've gotten this much from. Hands down, Babetown has been the most instrumental part of my development and I can't wait to attend a workshop! I am deeply indebted to Babetown and Lola, the founder who has personally supported me a lot as well as the other teachers.
Babetown has shifted my thinking in this industry. It’s not about living behind a computer but really making work that matters and connections. Babetown is the safest space in the internet where I feel empowered to ask questions and share freely. I’m constantly wowed by the grace this groups is led with and am forever proud to be a part of something so much bigger than myself.
Babetown has been a home away from home for me, and it happened rather quickly. More than a group of creatives, I have found a safe space to talk about whatever my heart desires. It's a space to listen and learn from talented, likeminded, and driven individuals without feeling lesser than. I have grown in my mindset and confidence since joining & that helps me be able to give back tenfold what I've been given. I will forever be grateful.
The Babetown community has given me the strongest support system of badass mammajammas and babedudes I could ever ask for. Other photography groups sugar coat everything and so many topics seemed taboo. Thanks to this community I feel like I’m not alone and know there will always be someone to back me up or give me a boost when I need it. We can discuss absolutely anything and I never feel embarrassed or guarded when I come to the community for support. I am a more creative, confident, and socially balanced photographer/human thanks to this group!! All my love to Babetown!!
Babetown feels like home. I've been here less than a month, and I honestly have never felt so safe in a community of photographers and I really didn't think it was possible before. I was playing around with the idea of shutting my doors and selling my equipment when The Babetown Collective was suggested to me by Facebook. I really felt directionless and exhausted by all of the competition in my local photography group, but all of the babes at TBC helped me realize that community over competition actually hones your competitive edge. My entire photography career had been filled with people who saw requests for constructive criticism as an opportunity to tear someone down, but TBC is the opposite of that. This is a community that throws kindness around like confetti and nurtures your creativity and spirit.
Babetown is more than an online group, this is a place that cares! In an industry that is driven by so much competition this place is a breath of fresh air. The people in this group support, love, and hold each other up when this world tries to get you down. This is my safe place along with so many other people, a place where you feel heard! I Love this little community so much!
Babetown has been instrumental in me finding my voice as an artist and a woman. before i found this community i had no idea what direction i wanted to take my photography in. i started thinking i wanted to do one thing and in the past year all the amazing members have helped me realize that what truly makes my heart happy was something completely different. they've given me the inspiration and confidence to follow my heart and blaze my own path. without them, i wouldn't be the artist i am today and i owe each and every one of them a great debt of gratitude.
So, I have the Babetown Badge on my site, and I technically have been on the blog, but just for the edible challenge. And in my anxiety ridden head, I was going "do I even put it up there?" "Do I belong?" and even "someone's going to go look and see that's ALL that I've stood out for." But then I stopped myself, that is NOT what this group is about. I am damn proud to have that badge, simply because it connects me with this group, the people who inspire me to become better and the fact that I belong to a group of individuals like this. Sure I can submit to more places, but I just haven't because I have NOT felt comfortable. This group has pushed me, even through a HARD depression. Will I continue and try to make myself feel better about the badge on my site and get more submissions through? Abso-fucking-lutely. But that isn't what it's about here. It's about so much more.