We’re on number twelve guys!!! I’m extra excited this week if you can’t tell already and that’s because we’ve booked our trip to Nigeria! It’s been circa six years since my last visit and Craig has never been which means I get to introduce him to my culture just as much as he’s done the same for me. My parents love him to bits and can’t wait to show him around. We depart exactly a month from today so let the countdown begin.
I’m happy to say that I’m also fully recovered and have been slowly diving back into work. I collaborated with Elie Beaumont and Lola Mattei which I shared on the blog and have quite a few campaigns lined up to shoot in the next coming weeks. I also shot my first current favourites video which you can watch here. I let you in on all the stuff I’ve been loving at the moment.
It was International Women’s Day on Wednesday and it was amazing to see the amount of support women offered to one another. If I’m being honest, I don’t seem to remember International Women’s Day being in the spot light in the past few years and much as it was this year. My conclusion for all the coverage this year is feminism. Feminists want to be heard now even more than ever as they should especially given all the events that transpired in 2016 which I prefer not to go into at this point in time. And if you haven’t figured it by now, I too I’m a feminist. I would say I have always been one ever since I could remember. Growing up in a home where I got to express myself and watch my mum go after her dreams with all her might gave me courage to stand for the things I believe in. Sadly, it would seem that feminists of today are sometimes seen as a nuisance and the message of what it really means to be a feminist gets lost in all the chaos. I think it’s time we made the message clear. So, if I were to describe a feminist, I would write this poem.
She was born with a voice, one that couldn’t be ignored as she spoke so much truth. Truth that comes from a place of love; love for herself and so many others who have somehow lost their voice. Tell her your problems and she’ll fight for you and stand with you as you work through them. She understands what it means to embrace oneself in entirety. Empathy is her motto. And though she may always appear strong, she is just another being trying to find her rightful place in this world. She is and will always be the feminist.