i fuckin hate smiling fammmmm but i am grateful because i can acknowledge that i am as happy as i possibly can be with the life i have around me, not perfect but definitely enough to be grateful for - especially in comparison to others scattered all around the world who don't have half or near as much as i do & i hope you understand i am talking about basic everyday necessities like clean water, fresh produce/food, a home, family, friends, health, tools/systems that help us to succeed & so much more that we see at our disposal/just being there, everything fancy & superficial is just a bonus but i try my hardest to focus deeply on gratitude & being grateful for the things i am blessed with that truly matter
a while ago i did my first cover & was so fucking happy with it not only because it was my first cover but because the creative direction was all about holding that middle finger high towards gender roles/sexuality boundaries.
when i posted the pictures within a few days it was considered within my best interest to remove them, i didnt throw a tantrum because i totally can understand the business side of things, i've been doing this job for a while now so i know how things work, sometimes influencers have to compromise because it goes against other things, understandable.
so i understood that deleting them pictures would benefit me that month & allow me to do my job & continue getting my bags, i'm a model because i got lucky with the opportunity & decided i can try make a difference within a superficial egotistical hyper masculine bullshit environment & it pays my mums bills son.
(this is not targeted towards the models btw we are friends & we are fine)
BUT what i can not do is keep my mouth shut when brands pretend to be here for equality, diversity & INDIVIDUALITY ! the same brand that switched up after my cover dropped because they felt some type of way & didn't want to be associated with that type of person/influencer.
no tea no shade but if you a huge ass brand & pull back a REAL voice for the corse then you cant expect to not get called out when you try fake it to look cool/trendy to make some money
so i'm postin this picture again & shall continue to be myself & do what i believe to be morally right for diversity & equality in the fashion industry
have a great day @primark