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Me In My Place ® - beautiful women at home

Real women in their own place.  Not too crazy and just a pinch of naughty…

By creating evocative and alluring portraits of women with body types that have traditionally been left out of mainstream media, Me In My Place is redefining a genre that has been over-run with unrealistic expectations of what it means to be beautiful.  With full acceptance of the “male gaze”, the images promote not just acceptance, but also an aspirational message about everyday appeal.  The project is a celebration and is meant to be fun and open to all.

In an effort to monetize the project to keep it going, we created a simple mobile web app, more commonly called THE MIMP APP (https://mimp.findrow.com).  This gave fans of the project a simple and inexpensive way to show support.  In exchange, they receive more images, exclusive images that are not on the tumblr, and the ability to quickly view and ‘like’ their favorite content.

The MIMP APP was such a success, we decided there must be other content providers like us who would like to give their fans something extra, so we created FINDROW.  With flexibility that Instagram and Facebook won’t allow, we give our content providers the freedom to express themselves as they see fit… even if that is not always safe for work ;-)  Again, they control their own content and are leading the conversation about how they feel beautiful in the world.  For a complete list of all the Findrow apps, click here.

As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

While I was growing up all over, in all my different schools, I was always doing theater, auditioning for plays. I have passions, and I was passionate about human rights. I am passionate about human rights. What’s interesting is that what I’m doing as my profession — what’s bringing in, you know, the money — has switched. Now I’m working with a wonderful woman’s charity in my off time, and I’m acting now, for money or whatever. It’s just swapped for me.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

While I was growing up all over, in all my different schools, I was always doing theater, auditioning for plays. I have passions, and I was passionate about human rights. I am passionate about human rights. What’s interesting is that what I’m doing as my profession — what’s bringing in, you know, the money — has switched. Now I’m working with a wonderful woman’s charity in my off time, and I’m acting now, for money or whatever. It’s just swapped for me.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

But I went to the audition with the intention of being a very honest woman and saying, “Look, thank you very much, but I’m not a host. I’m not interested in hosting. I just want to do theater, so thank you.” Before I could open my mouth, they said, “Just so you know, every episode shoots in a different city around the world, so tell us what you know about design.” And I guess this is the point where my acting skills kicked in because I said, “Well, you know, my father’s an architect so I really grew up in that world of …” I don’t even know what bull came out of my mouth, but it was wonderful. I got that job, I got to travel around the world for two years while I got my degree.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

But I went to the audition with the intention of being a very honest woman and saying, “Look, thank you very much, but I’m not a host. I’m not interested in hosting. I just want to do theater, so thank you.” Before I could open my mouth, they said, “Just so you know, every episode shoots in a different city around the world, so tell us what you know about design.” And I guess this is the point where my acting skills kicked in because I said, “Well, you know, my father’s an architect so I really grew up in that world of …” I don’t even know what bull came out of my mouth, but it was wonderful. I got that job, I got to travel around the world for two years while I got my degree.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I also had a hosting position on a home and garden television show — which is a joke if you ever see my apartment. My dad says it looks like I just got robbed. There’s like a couch, a coffee table, some cardboard boxes, and a T.V. So I was like, “Oh no, I can’t host the show, this is ridiculous.”

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I also had a hosting position on a home and garden television show — which is a joke if you ever see my apartment. My dad says it looks like I just got robbed. There’s like a couch, a coffee table, some cardboard boxes, and a T.V. So I was like, “Oh no, I can’t host the show, this is ridiculous.”

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

So I went back and got another degree on the production side of Radio and Television, and I was working at a radio station, doing radio documentaries — just kind of figuring it out. I was approached by Much Music in Canada, which is like MTV, I guess, down here. I had never thought of hosting, but a really good friend of mine said, “This is the most empowered platform to speak to young people about the issues that you care about, which is why you’re in this in the first place.” So I was like, “Yeah, no, it makes perfect sense.” And so that’s what I started doing. I took the job and started presenting.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

So I went back and got another degree on the production side of Radio and Television, and I was working at a radio station, doing radio documentaries — just kind of figuring it out. I was approached by Much Music in Canada, which is like MTV, I guess, down here. I had never thought of hosting, but a really good friend of mine said, “This is the most empowered platform to speak to young people about the issues that you care about, which is why you’re in this in the first place.” So I was like, “Yeah, no, it makes perfect sense.” And so that’s what I started doing. I took the job and started presenting.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

But then I realized all the kids I was working with — I was working on youth based projects — they weren’t really reading the policy briefings. They weren’t really interested in that. They were far more interested in The Daily Show and Michael Moore’s documentaries, and so I figured, “Ok, I’ve got to learn how to speak your language.”

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

But then I realized all the kids I was working with — I was working on youth based projects — they weren’t really reading the policy briefings. They weren’t really interested in that. They were far more interested in The Daily Show and Michael Moore’s documentaries, and so I figured, “Ok, I’ve got to learn how to speak your language.”

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

After I graduated in Vancouver, I had been working on a book about war affected children and land mines with the foreign minister — he was working at a place on campus and hired me. I then got a job as a Human Rights and Refuges Officer in London, and I loved working there.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

After I graduated in Vancouver, I had been working on a book about war affected children and land mines with the foreign minister — he was working at a place on campus and hired me. I then got a job as a Human Rights and Refuges Officer in London, and I loved working there.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I lived on the Greek side of Cypress, and I think that’s also where my interest in politics really started to come alive. It was the first time that I was told I couldn’t go somewhere: My grandfather’s house is on the Turkish side, but we we’re not allowed to go there. It was really interesting to me because it’s a beautiful island.

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As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I lived on the Greek side of Cypress, and I think that’s also where my interest in politics really started to come alive. It was the first time that I was told I couldn’t go somewhere: My grandfather’s house is on the Turkish side, but we we’re not allowed to go there. It was really interesting to me because it’s a beautiful island.

MIMP MOBILE WEB APP - exclusive Me In MY Place photos not available anywhere else :-)

As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again. We lived in Cypress for four years, and I went to school in India, then did my first degree in Vancouver, then worked at the U.N. in London. I’m not afraid of change, let’s put it that way.

MIMP MOBILE WEB APP - exclusive Me In MY Place photos not available anywhere else :-)

As part of an ongoing series, Hannah Simone shot by MeInMyPlace for Esquire Magazine.

I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again. We lived in Cypress for four years, and I went to school in India, then did my first degree in Vancouver, then worked at the U.N. in London. I’m not afraid of change, let’s put it that way.

MIMP MOBILE WEB APP - exclusive Me In MY Place photos not available anywhere else :-)