I’d been sitting on this news for a while… I was contacted by the ladies at Glamour magazine last year as they wanted to feature the Shaun Colclough story. I agreed on the condition that any of the other women involved who wanted to tell their stories got the opportunity to do so as well, and so Annie Moya and Leila Alexandra joined me in a make-up, nails, croissants, salad and glossy magazine session.
Look at the weeny muffins!!!
Freelance modelling is it’s own strange universe and as it’s been my life for so long, it came as a surprise to me to learn that the team had never heard of the websites providing my livelihood. Didn’t know the same ‘industry celebrities’ we all did. Didn’t know the terms we use. I think were were all just as fascinated by each other that day. 🙂 (I’m still tracking down links to everyone- I’ll update asap).
As I get suspended from the ceiling in crazy-gorgeous rubber outfits, shoot inside abandoned buildings and work nude in public streets, I had a bit of a giggle when one of the team wondered if shooting against a deliberately-distressed wall would be ‘too extreme’. Definitely a different world, but one in which the people were all super-friendly, made us feel welcome and had many interesting stories to tell. After the ‘Times Rita Skeeter Fiasco’, I was a little apprehensive about the press but we felt that having Glamour publish our story would give us more of a platform to reach out further, to other women who wouldn’t have been reached by my blog and the first wave of ‘shares’.
So… if you’re new to this blog, hello! It’s lovely to have you here.
If you are an old friend to my blog, you know how I look when I’m not modelling (Mad Max extra or spaceship mechanic*) so here’s a strange sight for you… 😉
If you’d like your very own copy, it’s in newsagents now and looks like this:
Now, I know a few people have seen the irony in putting our story on the cover next to a “50 Shades” feature, but the thing is it’s the next big film and magazines all exist to sell themselves. I’m personally just grateful not to share a cover with someone who called her child after a direction and whose name begins with K (I don’t want her to get any more google hits by naming her here!)
I am currently writing about what’s so bad about the story (in short, it puts an abusive relationship under the ‘BDSM’ banner which is misleading and dangerous. The bottom line in the former is SSC: Safe, Sane, Consensual). Bear with me, I’m writing three articles at once and am drowning in words!
So… I’m going to make a hot chocolate, eat the mini Green and Blacks bar I’d been saving and read the nearest book that looks interesting. Someone else can provide the words for tonight. 😉
Before I go though, here’s a ‘first look’ at my next blog. I’m hoping it will encourage the Spring to come!
Picture by Follyhouse