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What is your specialty, what makes your work unique? Or place your artist's statement.

I confront the male gaze and the toxic relationships it has with the female body. I oppose the sexualisation, objectification and dehumanisation that women have to accept as a part of life. Within my work I show how women are often seen as something that is far from human. Something that in contrast, is so much more than what is often believed. This is me releasing my anger and no longer accepting what we are expected to accept. We are human: we carry sensitivity, stories and a soul. No male gaze will ever take that away from us.

I don’t limit myself to one specific medium, even though I prefer to work around the visual language/ communication side of fashion. This way, I often use film and photography as my main outlet to send my message. This message always grasps a societal subject, currently specified around the female body and its relationship with the male gaze.

What are your ambitions? What do you want to be in five years?

In 5 years I see myself working at a (non-) commercial (fashion) magazine, preferably abroad. Here I would be doing the art direction, visual design or communication.

What is the most important thing you have learned during your studies?

During my years at HKU I was searching for my voice in the fashion world. I've experimented with a lot of different mediums, but noticed that I only really enjoy working with visual language.
The most important thing for me though, was the connection I made with myself within my work. For a long time I felt I had no purpose by making the things I made. That changed when I used my work as my voice that would otherwise not be heard. By discussing a matter that is very close to me (the relationship of the male gaze with the female body), my work suddenly was of great importance for me, as well for others.