SHOT BY: @kalindymillions
What are you looking at besides this email? I’m looking at Google maps trying to figure out how to get across Berlin to have dinner with a beautiful human I met on the plane from Aust.
What are you obsessed with at the moment? Playing with the constructs of gender within clothing and fashion and watching my internal automatic responses of stereotypes and breaking them down, and then just playing with what makes me feel most powerful.
What creative activities & pursuits, endeavours are you embarking on? As an artist (painter) the art scene of Melbourne hasn’t shown me an environment/space that felt welcoming or real. So my newest creative endeavor is creating warm, true spaces to celebrate the underdogs of the Melbs art world. My recent pop up art exhibition, ‘Warm Blue Rays,’ was my first attempt of creating the energy that I feel is lacking for artists or at least for myself. And with the success of this event I plan of holding semi frequent group shows, event, art parties of some kind in warm, soft, room where people can sit on the floor with mates, drink beers and look at some great art
What challengers have you faced and what lessons have you learnt on your journey to accept and like yourself? My journey of accepting this body and being has just been about surrender, surrendering to everything I thought I was supposed to be or look like and releasing beauty is just being exactly as you are. I grew up with my dad saying, “You just be exactly what you are and you’ll be the most beautiful thing, just like everyone else, everyone is the most beautiful” so that definitely helped me through most self loathing moments.
Also I think realising that giddy feeling you get when you’re falling in love with someone is something you can have with yourself, when every flaw someone has becomes the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, that’s something I work on everyday.
Who are the most important babes in your life and how have they contributed to you being the person that you are? In the last six months I’ve had an influx of incredible people in my life and brilliance just breeds more brilliance so suddenly I have so many amazing creative, kind beings around me that fill me with so much strength and love. Having people believe in what I’m doing and at the same time as supporting me wholeheartedly also giving me space to make it happen on my own, knowing that I’m capable (even when I’m not sure) has been the most powerful/wonderful gift.
What does sexy mean to you? When someone smiles in the face of uncertainty, fearlessness. Untamed pubes, and someone who fully embodies their whole being.
And lastly how do you define a babe? Just someone who owns ALL of their shit.
What are you looking at besides this email? An article discussing millennials reclamation of star signs during late stage capitalism.
What are you obsessed with at the moment? Lizzo. Who isn’t obsessed with Lizzo right now!?
What creative activities & pursuits, endeavours are you embarking on? I have been learning how to screen print. I love how methodical it is. It is a great space to practice mindfulness. I have also designed a small capsule wardrobe that is due to launch in the coming months. Feeling extremely creatively fulfilled.
What challengers have you faced and what lessons have you learnt on your journey to accept and like yourself? Recently my body has started to change. I think it is just something that happens with age. I have been struggling to recognise the new skin I am in. I have had to learn to be patient and that self love is an ever changing journey. I have also had to learn that liking yourself isn’t always the same as loving yourself. The love I have for myself is deep and never ending but sometimes I don’t like what I see. We are fighting against ideals that have been ingrained from an early age and it is easy to slip. A big shout out to every babe working to love and like themselves.
Who are the most important babes in your life and how have they contributed to you being the person that you are? My partner is the most important babe in my life. He supports me and loves me unconditionally. Unconditional love is so powerful. We both compliment each other in ways that bring out the best bits.
What does sexy mean to you? Sexy is a feeling. I feel my sexiest when I am wearing a big baggy t-shirt and JBC nickers. Probably dancing to Lizzo.
And lastly how do you define a babe? A babe to me is someone who is driven by passion and compassion. In this peak climate of conservativeness, babes are out there fighting for justice, building brands that embrace diversity, opening their arms and hearts to strangers and bring down the damn patriarchy.