Meet the model Salomee
Endless Love 11 here we come, just days to go, 1 ticket left and I still need to send Salomee her poses for the night, each night gets a little less scary for me, but then i remember the feelings i used to get and quite possibly the ones new models might feel too . Salomee found us, but I feel fate brought us together through a wibbly wobbly path of friends and Shefest, reading these interview answers gave me a warm feeling inside. Me and Salomee haven't worked together before, but I cant wait, she's passionate, humble and inspiring. I am in ore of the women that model for Endless, they bring life to a night, and Salomee's reasons behind modelling for Endless are exactly why I wanted real models, women feeling strong, reclaiming their body, and in a comfortable environment where they can express themselves fully.
A word to describe you: Awkward
Favourite food would definitely be indian food!
Fave inspirational person is such a big question! I'd say anyone around me who is fighting for social justice and feminism has an impact on me and therefore is an inspiration! But one of my absolute guru is Patti Smith
I currently work at Make No Bones which is a great company and allows me to cook and taste all the yummy vegan comfort food!
Inspiration and dreams, what plans do you have for the next year?
My ultimate dreams would be to be on the road with a backpack, a camera around my neck, and document other people's stories around the world (prefferably focusing on women's issues and gender/identity issues. I graduated with a MA in Journalism and realised that photojournalism is what I want to do with my life. It's difficult to have plans for the future and project myself this far away but I'd love to move somewhere else in Europe (BERLIN!) and start a new chapter of my life where I focus more on arts and my career. Sheffield makes it so hard though! I love Sheffield ever since I moved 5 years ago and it's now my home!
When did you know you wanted to model? Your relationship with your body?
I think I am going to reply to the next two questions together: I used to have a really difficult relationship with my body and that's why I decided to model. I think I have been wanting to do it for a while but never was ready. I spent my teenage years fighting with eating disorders and trying to look like women in magazines - constantly pressured to be someone I am not and being disgusted with my flaws (cellulite, body hairs etc..) Overtime (and thanks to feminism and the great feminists around me, constantly inspiring me!) I learnt to accept my body as it is and stop fighting against it. It's the only one I have and the only thing I completely own. And I am grateful to have this able body. I am so very lucky! Modelling will be a way to reclaim this body of mine! It is really daunting and exciting at the same time! :)
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