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Soft, Strong & Stretchy: Emma Jones-Phillipson

I spent much of my adolescent years on diets, eating measured portions of protein and snacking on rice cakes, forever waiting to lose my ‘puppy fat’. I cried in many a specialised-bra fitting room, devastated […]

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Feminist And Pregnant

 “I’ve never felt more empowered and confident than I do now, but being pregnant has also challenged my brand of feminism and my ideals of radical gender equality. I reject the essentialist view of motherhood […]

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To Feel Sexy Is A Gift

“Secretly, I’ve always wanted to do a nude shoot. I imagined being old and wrinkled one day and thinking back to the days when my skin was taut and my boobs perky. I, like every […]

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Me Too: Speaking our Truth

At the start of 2018 I invited women on social media to share their experiences of abuse, sexual assault and harassment with me, and if they were ready, with the public. I hoped to turn […]

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Women’s Portraiture: Lauren O’Donnell Teasdale

The term “glowing” is thrown around rather loosely when it comes to pregnant women but with Lauren O’Donnell Teasdale there was no denying it. The confident quietude, the kindness, the wisdom and fiery spirit for […]

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Confronting Pregnancy, Rebecca Urbanski

I am sorry to burst some bubbles but not all woman revel in the glow of pregnancy. Not all women feel like life-bearing goddesses, perfectly at one with their inner divine. Not all of us […]

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Romy & John, The Vineyard Hotel

“Good luck coming up with something nice to say about us in your blog!” Romy grinned her great sincere grin as she spoke, and my affection for her only ran deeper. Inspired by their love […]

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Elerin & Denzil, Bakenhof

You’d be hard pressed to find a bride who pays as much attention to detail as Elerin, all the while staying cool as a cucumber. From the beautifully decorated chapel at Bakenhof to embroidered handkerchiefs […]

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Kerry, An Open Water Swimmer

It takes a special kind of woman – a woman who knows her boundaries and fights to challenge them – to tackle the Cape’s icy ocean and come out on top. Kerry is one such […]

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