We catchup with emerging British female icon Femme
My sister – Kerry Lord, s he founded and runs a very successful British knitting and crotchet studio, TOFT UK in the midlands and she employs a large team of young and talented women. She’s written books which have been translated into many different languages, regularly presents her own slot on Create & Craft TV and finds the time to be an amazing mum to two little humans. She’s pretty much superwoman.
M.I.A, Tune-Yards, FKA Twigs, Bjork, Grimes – pioneers in what is proving to be a golden age of progressive feminist art. We’re entering an exciting era of pop where musicians are starting to speak out on certain issues and use their platforms to spark a change. It’s about time too.
3. Visual Artist
Parker Day is a Los Angeles based artist whose work explores identity and the masks we wear. She creates these striking, surreal portraits using make-up, costume and set design, deliberately eschewing photoshop and shooting on film instead. Her work reminds me of Cindy Sherman in places, another great feminist icon of mine.
4. Fashion Designer
Stella McCartney is one of the only major players in the high end of fashion I see consistently speaking out against ethical issues in the fashion industry. From feminism to the fur industry she’s brave, bold and should be applauded.
5. Public Figure/Polition
Michelle Obama – long may she reign in the hearts of forward thinking feminists.
Femme is going to be at this years SXSW Festival, keep up-to-date with other happenings HERE