Behind the Scars – The Making Of

Behind the Scars – The Making Of

In a world where everyone is running after perfection, it becomes difficult for many people to have a scar on their body. With high demands for perfection in women these days, having scars can lead to an inferiority complex in them, making them feel worthless and want to hide their scars. They start avoiding the crowd and feel insecure in public. They lose all sources of empowerment. A person’s physical health can very strongly affect his/her mental health is something the society needs to understand. It can affect their everyday working and routine and can be strong enough to destroy their relationships.

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Love my Body

Behind the scars is a project on which Sophie Mayanne started working in April this year. It started as an editorial for Petrie Inventory in August 2016Even as a child, Sophie was always fascinated by what made us all different from each other, and she started getting interested in peoples scars. She believed them all to be different, a part of peoples identity and a mark that differentiates them from all others. Sophie took this project as a platform to share her view of “more natural, more real.”

Her work has gained a lot of appreciation and acceptance from people around the world. It has given many people the courage to show their scars for the first time in public and to accept them. Many people now contact her to be photographed and be a part of the project.

One should have no shame in themselves. Scars are a part of our body, they define us, our past and tell our story. Our scars should be the celebration of our lives to understand that we went through something and made it through alive.  They tell the world about our fight and our struggles, about the storms we have faced in our life, what our history tells us and how we succeeded. It shows how we didn’t give up in a stressful condition. It shows that we are happy and we should be happy and at peace with our own body.

Sharing our scars with others helps others realise that it’s not something uncommon. It’s a part of being human. It gives them courage. It might help them help themselves. As, many people undergo mastectomy for breast cancer, after which many of them take years to get along with their routine life. While they should understand that their scars show their fight, it shows their success. They should be proud of it. We should stop criticising other people on their physical appearance, help them face it and shouldn’t make them feel alienated. We should come out of that falsely created sense of perfection, created by the fashion industry, film industries, and social media and accept the realities of people around us.

We can accept others and their difference only after we have accepted our differences and appearances. And as women, for others to accept us and respect us as we are, we need to respect ourselves first, which includes our scars. We need to take pride in them because, like many other things, they define us and serves as a marker of who we are.

Take a look at my youtube channel with all the making of my pictures as part of this project.

Love

Sam x

 

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

Tommy Hilfiger launches an adaptive fashion line for disabled adults

Hello you.

The good news in the world of fashion is: Tommy Hilfiger launched an adaptive fashion line for disabled people. It is the revolution happening. Take a look at the full article on the link below.

The fashion industry, despite its recent strides in diversity, isn’t known for its accessibility. There are very few brands who go out of their way to accommodate disabled people or those with limited mobility. In fact, it can be difficult to get into many pairs of jeans even when you’re able-bodied.

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Disabled Models

So it’s a real punch in the air that Tommy Hilfiger has just launched a collection specifically designed for disabled adults. It’s not their first foray into adaptive fashion – they launched a line for kids back in 2016. But this is their first time doing a sportswear line based off pieces from Tommy Hilfiger collections. We’re talking adjusted seams and openings.

Magnetic and velcro closures. Magnetic zips. Adjusted leg openings

 

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/19/tommy-hilfiger-launches-an-adaptive-fashion-line-for-disabled-adults-7012169/?ito=cbshare

Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.

Best

Sam