london warrior

“In looking out upon the world we forget that world is looking at itself” Alan Watts

model: Cassia Chloe @cassiachloe
photography: Richard Pryde
styling/headpiece: Hippy Poppins
make up: Anooshka Nereid

A Message to the "Women's March" and "Feminists"

I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the Women’s March. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is “not heard” because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I “don’t have control of my body or choices” because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am “ not respected or undermined” because I am a woman. 

I AM a woman.
I can make my own choices.
I can speak and be heard.
I can VOTE.
I can work if I want.
I control my body.
I can defend myself.
I can defend my family.

There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF.
I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don’t always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself.

I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over which is a personal choice.
Quit blaming.
Take responsibility.
If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink vagina hat on your head and screaming profanities and demonizing men.

If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours.

Respect goes both ways.

If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard.

In Saudi Arabia, women can’t drive, have no rights and must always be covered.

In China and India, there’s infantcide of baby girls.

In Afghanistan, there’s unequal education rights.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rapes are often and brutal and women are left to die. They’re left HIV, STD and AIDS infected and left to care for themselves and children alone.

In Mali and Egypt, women cannot escape the torture of genital mutilation.

In Pakistan, in tribal areas women are gang raped to pay for men’s crimes.

In Guatemala, the impoverished female underclass faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa.

An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages.

And that’s just a few examples.

So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don’t have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, and it’s like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there…

This WOMAN does not support it.

- a female Facebook user

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Fashion Warriors // Self-initiated

Stumbled upon these sketches I did the week before I flew out to Japan last September… thought I’d chuck them on here, surprised I hadn’t already! At the time it was London Fashion Week and I had a hankering for illustrating some badass female warriors, this was the result. Would love to move them on from just sketches and give them the Jack Hughes treatment. Maybe one day!

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I feel so lucky being able to get hold of these Japanese Hyrule Warriors goodies at London Expo! Even though I haven’t played the game, the collector’s items are wonderful! Well worth getting up early for :D