The phrase ‘redefining beauty’ is a term so widely used that it should probably have a page created on Wikipedia by now! A term used across all media platforms globally; it expands and challenges the idea that beauty comes in many forms as opposed to the images we often see plastered in magazines.
Since giving myself the freedom to speak about my skin, a number of opportunities with magazines have come my way, allowing me to speak about my journey as a girl with Vitiligo.
My most recent interview was with Phoenix magazine, a luxury fashion and lifestyle magazine based in London and distributed internationally.
The interview, carried out by the editor; Hannah Gale, was similar to what I’d done before; visually highlighting my skin whilst documenting my experiences with Vitiligo.
The interview came about as a result of my role as a volunteer ambassador for Changing Faces. The final feature ‘The Skin We’re In: Meet the Changing Faces Ambassadors redefining Beauty’, included a stunning collection of photos in both colour and black and white and featured myself and two other inspirational women (also ambassadors), was published in perfect time, just ahead of Face Equality Day on Friday May 26th.
Sometimes when I’m reading back over an interview I’ve given, I read it as though it’s someone else’s story. Bizarrely, It really enables me to appreciate and develop a closer connection with the person I am, as I read it and suddenly think ‘that’s me’….
The full feature is available at https://www.phoenixmag.co.uk/article/the-skin-were-in-meet-the-changing-faces-ambassadors-redefining-beauty/
Phoenix will feature the interview in the print version of the magazine later this year.
Photo: Josh Van Gelder at www.theoldschoolstudio.co.uk