Art + Fashion + Music + Culture
Art + Fashion + Music + Culture
I like that you get that! For me, anyonegirl is not one person; ‘she’ represents a combination of women, who think, feel and operate in a similar vein. The website and the publication are both platforms for these women’s work to exist. I just pull all of it together.
Most of the time, I guess that would be me, but I do also believe that everyone who has contributed work has also contributed to the overall ‘voice’ of anyonegirl. I trained as a contemporary dancer, but currently work across content-driven creative direction and brand consultancy focusing on tone and community.
I started the online journal in 2007, and since then it has grown up alongside me, reflected my interests. I enjoy having the platform to share my own findings and my friends’ personal projects. Over time, it has tapped into a wonderful community of like-minded women. I feel the most proud of that aspect.
For me it encapsulated both the freedom and the pressures of being a woman; on the outside a woman’s waist is considered sexy, it moves, swells when impregnated. On the inside, the waist holds our digestive system – the source to all of our health and wellbeing, or it can also be a place where we store bad energy (I found it hard to swallow, I felt sick to my stomach etc.). Aside from all of the physical concepts, there is also the idea of a woman’s gut instinct and how powerful that can be when harnessed. My aim was to bring that to attention, and to just let other women know that we’re all feeling the same way. I wanted to visually explore some of the thoughts that would come up in conversations with friends, because women need each other and I think that keeping that conversation alive is important.
Possibly. I think by celebrating our unique ways of experiencing and processing, we can unite and grow stronger with each other. Understanding and compassion will always lead to something positive; it just needs to start with a conversation. I don’t think I have the ability to solve or answer anything, but I really just wanted to start by asking more questions. By exploring these raw emotions that all seem to stem from the same place, I think we can relate, and by default, empower each other.
Absolutely. I very much enjoyed removing myself from the list of contributors so I could purely focus on pulling it all together. It gave me the time and space to really consider they way in that the content would be digested (excuse the pun) and experienced.
I am currently working on the direction of the second issue of WAIST, which I feel really excited about, and I’m about to launch a new branch to anyonegirl.com which aims to bring the site’s content to life. I don’t like the idea of committing to any time pressures; I just want to release the next offerings when they’re feeling alive and kicking.
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