Sunday, March 27, 2016

Indie Ville TV #87 The Creator of Isabel S-k: Isabel Simpson-Kirsch

Written by Curtis Gardner
How did you begin your fashion design career? I've always wanted to be a designer since I was a kid. I've been drawing and sketching clothes and outfits since I can remember. I went to college for fashion design in NYC at Parsons School of Design. My senior year, I designed a collection that became wildly successful and upon graduation, I had a brand.

What do you look for when creating your designs? I try to create clothing that is stylish, comfortable and flattering. My customer is someone who's look demands attention and is a trend setter, but in a low key, unique way. I look for inspiration in everything! And often find it in music and researching various subcultures.

How do you go about presenting your designs to the fashion world? I create collections. I'm about to release my third this April. These collections release on various press sites, and my site as well.

Has your work been in any fashion shows or competitions? Yes! My first collection was in the Parsons Senior Thesis show presentation, my second collection debuted at Nashville Fashion Week, and my new collection will be a part of the inaugural Nashville event Fashion Art Mecca this April.

Whats the highest praise or recognition you have received thus far? I've had write ups on tons of acclaimed sites, like Complex, Vice, NY Times etc...which has been really exciting for me! Also, Katy Perry owns and has worn one of my dresses, which is pretty awesome!

How does it feel  to be nominated for an indieville tv award? I'm so thrilled and honored to be nominated! It's amazing to see designers here in Nashville get recognition! Big thanks to indieville tv.

 Have you worked with any of the other nominees? I haven't yet but I sincerely hope to in the future!

Where do you see your career going in the next 3-5 years? I plan on continuing to create and sell collections, growing my brand over time! I would like to expand ISABEL SK to a full lifestyle brand in the future and open a gallery shop.

How can the fashion world and beyond find you online and inquire more about your designs? is my website! Find me on instagram

What else would you like to share with the audience? Thanks for this opportunity!

Isabel Simpson-Kirsch
Head Designer/Creative Director: Isabel SK

Indie Ville TV #86 The Exquisite MUA Hayley Balck

Written by Curtis Gardner
I became a makeup artist while finding out how I could pursue a way to become a special effects artist. I always had a love for hands on art. I always dreamed it was something out of my reach until I finally just took a chance on chasing my dreams. I attended the Academy of Makeup Arts last year in Nashville and found out that I not only could have my dream but I could create art and do something new and exciting each day.

Professionally I have studied under Emmy award winning Ben Rhittenhouse and Celebrity Photographer Sebastian Smith through AMUA. Since then I have worked with numerous local photographers and model. I have worked a Notable Nashville Fashion show in the past year. I just worked Fashion Week Alabama and their Avant Garde  Fashion Show. I got to meet America`s Next Top Model Cycle 19 Contestant Model Victoria Henley. I did makeup for the Mayor of Summerdale Alabama Daughter Natalie Wilson for a DIY Network Television appearance, which was a very cool experience. I do charity work for Heels for Combat Boot and also for The Fort Campbell Wives club. These organizations raise money for many different charities. Most recently I had work with model Teresa Gill and photographer Mike Flippen published in My Belleza INC Magazine. It was a 2 page spread and interview which was very exciting for us all. 

My business opportunities grow with the different places this career can take you. One day someone might want bridal and prom then the next day it takes you to television or a special effects creature. I can have the opportunity to create something beautiful, scary, dark, or artistic and to me that helps my business grow.

I am extremely excited about being nominated although I have no clue how it happened. I was in utter shock and googled it to see if it was real. Then of course I cried because I was just amazed by how cool of a blessing this was. It has made me push myself, business and artist wise and I am beyond thankful to have been 1 of 5 women nominated. I have worked with fellow nominee Drew Seeley. We attend class together at AMUA and worked a Noteable Nashville fashion show together. 

My dream would to be to work on American Horror Stories or Game of Thrones. I would love to do beauty makeup, wounds, gore, monsters, the more the merrier. That would be the dream job to me, getting to create that kind of art that so much of the world are fans of and sit at home and watch each week. Definitely something like that.

My website is , That is my online business site. My instagram is @hayleybalckmakeup and my facebook page is Hayley Balck Makeup Artist.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Indie Ville TV #85 Nashville Rock Star Bree

Written by  Curtis Gardner

How long have you been doing music?
My late Mother, who died when I was six, used to joke that she had me singing Gospel when I still in the womb. Seriously, it’s been for as long as I can remember. I was classically trained on piano when I was eight and picked up the guitar when I was fourteen.

What's the best thing about performing live in front of an audience?
Nothing is more important. It’s the true acid test for any artist. I won’t consider recording a song I’ve written until I’ve performed it in front of people.

Has Nashville and beyond responded well towards your music?
Nashville, particularly East Nashville, has been fantastic. My band is kind of a weird duck. We’re a three piece, late 60s/early 70s British influenced Rock n Roll band with an upright bassist. Most people will see the upright bass and say, “Rockabilly, right?”  Nope.  Mayrk’s biggest influence is Motown great James Jamerson.  They see me playing a Gibson Flying V and say, “Heavy Metal shredder, right?”  Nope. My guitar influences are Keith Richards, Peter Townshend and Mick Ronson.  But here in Nashville they embrace all musical genres and mixtures without question. Nashville truly is Music City.

What's the biggest show that you have done thus far?
The Nashville Mardi Gras show in downtown Nashville in 2014. There were 30-35,000 there. Needless to say it was a rush!

You just came back from a trip to London? Was that your first time going? How did they respond to your music?
My first time in London was last September. I fell in love with the UK and we now have a fantastic team in London promoting us. The British grasp my music very quickly. It may be because most of my musical influences are British. The first single, Damn, I’m Being Me Again, from our upcoming album New Skin is now getting play on over 40 stations. We return to London in late May for live shows.

Your video I'm The Boss is nominated for an Indieville TV award for best music video? How does it feel to get recognized for your work?
It feels wonderful! I feel so honored. Thank you

I watched the video earlier. A lot was going on in the video. How did you decide on the concept for it?
LOL Yeah, it was a crazy night. We shot I’m The Boss at the Joy Mansion in East Nashville in October 2013. I simply wanted the video to reflect my life in East Nashville at the time hanging out with friends and playing at house parties. A night to remember!

What's next for Bree? Anymore shows coming soon?
We’re getting a killer reaction in the UK and are focusing on our return there in late May.  However, we are long overdue for a show here in Nashville. Our last was when we headlined Halloween at The Basement because we’ve been busy recording our album with Justin Cortelyou.

How can one find you on social media?
Snapchat: breezyinyoface

Indie Ville TV #84 Dillon Arnold-Nominated for Male Model of the Year

Written by -K.L. Graham

In the world of the Instagram model, @heyyarrnold Dillon Arnold shines. 

 “I grew up around cameras, I was a photographer and I still am. I have a whole friend group of 
photographers. In my early teenage years I ended up in front of the camera. I’ve enjoyed seeing my 
growth in modeling and photography and in my friend’s.”

And although Dillon has been in the modeling game for about four years, he says: “It’s still something I feel like I’m a beginner at.”

No beginner at social media, Dillon wows with his chiseled body, gorgeous fellow female models, beach scenes and coffee shots. 

It’s no wonder he feels so at home on the beach, and in front of the camera. When he’s off duty 
modeling, he is on duty as a lifeguard.

Balancing his life on the gram, on the run way, and on the beach includes working with Rodan & Fields (“It’s an awesome organization to be a part of”), training new lifeguards, and working as a background actor on the set of ABC’s Nashville. 

“I really love the style in Nashville. There’s not just one style. You can be a hipster… dress really urban. You can be anybody around here and fit in, I really like that. It’s a big variety and you’re not centered in on one style.”

Dillon describes his style as “Laid back, outdoorsy, and urban.”

“I love like dressing up, but I hate dressing up. I hate dressing up in like a tuxedo where I feel stuffy in, but I hate bumming it too.” Arnold goes on about the Tuxedo vs. athletic short battle and says he finds freedom in a more urban style wardrobe. “There are a lot of ways you can mix match. I love the vibe of it and the feel of it, and the different kinds of events you can wear it to.

Arnold gives a nod to his favorite menswear designer Calvin Klein but says “My style kinda varies, I’m not set on one thing.”

He is set on landing a modeling agent this year, so whether you bump into him by the pool or at scouring for menswear finds at Urban Outfitters, be ready for his million dollar style.  

“I’m interested in so many things. If I were to generalize all of my interests, it’d have to be something in the entertainment industry.”

To see more of Dillon’s beachy style, just check out his Instagram page @heeyarrnold.   For booking info you can catch his wave at

Indie Ville TV #83 Riding into the “Horizon Line” with Elliot Collett of Future Thieves

Written by K .L Graham

Maybe you’ve heard of Future Thieves, (they are kind of a big deal here in Nashville) or maybe you haven’t.   But it’s clear the Nashville based rockers (Lead singer Elliot Collett, lead guitarist Austin McCool, bassist Nick Goss, and drummer Gianni Gibson)are on the journey of their lives.

 From last year’s Bonnaroo to this year’s SXSW, it’s clear the alt rockers are going places.

I got to speak with Elliot Collett, lead singer of Future Thieves today while he was en route to SXSW.

A newbie to SXSW Elliot says “I am very excited, I’ve not even been to it before, so it’s really sweet.”

“Future Thieves” as a whole, has this rock n’ roll antique sort of glimmer as shown in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, (google “Just Sayin” NPR) but you can also hear they are full of youth and firsts whether it is through their song “Soon” or the excitement of a couple of young guys going to SXSW for the very first time.

Last year they played the mecca of music festivals: Bonnaroo.  “That was sweet it was really surreal 
being there. There were a few hundred people there where we were playing and more came. We got to camp out and all of our friends came down. We just had a blast and saw so much music…the whole thing was very very cool.”

And speaking of temperature, Future Thieves will be heating things up all over Texas this week. “All the shows are sort of based by SXSW. We figured we’d go and stay for a week,” Elliot explains.  Elliot and the rest of the guys will also be playing at a charity event for MS (multiple sclerosis) that is hosted by one of Nick’s friends, and they are even doing a show at Gianni’s uncle’s farm. (Go ahead, re-read that sentence.)

With a heart for rock n’ roll, charity, and family the well millinered band is ready for Texas, and all the stops along the way.  

“After that, we’re out and about in North Carolina and going up the East Coast.”

For Elliot, he says (with a large amount of equal parts joy and coyness) the best part of touring is “Just, I guess the loose freeness of it instead of being in your schedule.  You’re out and about and kind of doing your own thing.   Waking up different places and being with a bunch of dudes in a van is pretty fun.  There’s not much brain power, it’s just kind of run and gun.”

When they get to run onstage, according to Elliot, there’s a favorite song in their line up: “Just Sayin.”  “It’s super fun live, great, rowdy kind of song.”

Future Thieves again teeters between rowdy and laid back.  Elliot says that on the tour bus, “We cut up, we read…Right now it’s pretty amped up because we’re super excited to play out of Nashville, but for the most part it’s very laid back.”

When asked if Future Thieves has “Band Aids” Eliot says “No. There’s definitely been some 
towns…where there’s been girls…” but he swears he doesn’t know what that even means.

There’s that shy coyness again.

With songs like “Rosie,” “Nightmares,” and “Horizon Line” Future Thieves are stealing our hearts, 
whether we are clamoring for autographs after the show or not.  

Of the band name Elliot says “…It kind of came out of nowhere. We thought it’d be kinda catchy. People remember it. It shows up well on Google.”

Elliot’s sense of humor and style is evident with every sentence, and you could hear the guys, practicing and chatting in the background, like musical pirates aboard a great ship: ready for adventure, the joy of the journey in all of their jokes and hijinks. 

Not only do the fellas have their latest record “Horizon Line” up and touring, the band should have a 
new record come 2017. 

But for now, it’s all about “Horizon Line.”  

“We’re super proud of the one that we have and we hope people go online and check it out.”

So, hurry up and check out the guys new music at You can also visit their Facebook page  for tour updates and check them out on Instagram @futuretheivesmusic and twitter @future_thieves.

And remember, these guys are going places. Check them out in a city near you.

Indie Ville TV #82 Good Vibes from Katie Dunlap

Written by Patricia Faulkner

                                                                          Katie Dunlap is an evolving pop artist with multiple influences from every angle. Here in this excerpt from daily life she explains her free-flowing candidness of writing her own music and how she continues to to inspires other around her.

Patricia: What influences or combinations of genres inspire your sound for “Ghost Town”? I listened to it on Soundcloud and it is not what I expected at all! It is very different from your previous single, “Numb”, which has more of a solid country sound.

Katie: When I wrote "Ghost Town" with my best friend in a high school band practice room, I didn't have a concrete idea of how it was going to turn out in the studio. When I released "Numb," I had absolutely no clue I was going to change my sound to pop. For the longest time, I wanted to be the next Miranda Lambert or Martina McBride. Right now, I'm at this point in my career and life, where nothing is set is stone. My music changes with the tides. I have the ability and freedom to explore different sounds and genres without a record label or array of people telling me it's wrong. That's why I love being an independent artist. I truly feel like I'm my own person, and if you know me, you know I gotta be a strong independent woman.

Patricia: Who are some prominent country artists that you absolutely love?

Katie: Living in Nashville as a pop artist, it seems no matter how hard you or your music tries to stray from country music, people will naturally always try to associate you with it. If I'm being honest, the country music I grew up loving I don't really hear on the radio anymore. With that being said, a few artists such as Cam, Chris Stapleton, and even a few artists/songs on the TV show Nashville I find have really re-embedded in us the purity, honesty and love country music is all about.

Patricia: Do you record and produce your own music or have a team of people helping you?

Katie: I'm really fortunate to have decided to work with Chris Love as my producer when I was getting ready to graduate from high school. I've worked with him for a little over a year now, but I've known him a lot longer than that. When I was a freshman in high school, he was solely my drum line teacher at Sam Ash. Now, Chris produces for a living and has become very successful. I don't know what I would have done with my songs if I didn't have a producer by my side. I had the vision but I needed the expertise. It's great because every time I'm in the studio, I get to watch Chris work with ProTools and how he handles the sound equipment. It's made me much more interested in the production aspect of creating a song. I hope that one day, I can produce my own record and be able to credit Chris on an even bigger scale.

Patricia: Did you have classical training in vocals or instruments?

Katie: I've taken lessons in virtually anything you can think of. I've done vocal lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, drum line lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, etc. A lot of what I know I discovered on YouTube. YouTube is a wonderful tool for improving your musical skills. But, I credit most of what I know to a woman named Pam Ward. She taught me not just how to play piano well. She taught me how to play it right in a performance setting. She gave me vocal tips and exercises. She's an artist and therefore helped to mold me into my own artist.

Patricia: What vibes can we expect to hear in your future music?

Katie: I'm all about the vibes. A lot of my music on my EP that I'm releasing soon is music that you're free to dance to, do homework to, chill to, cry to, you name it. As far as music that extends beyond my EP, I can't say. I write all the time, and each song is unique and inspired. You'll never hear the same song twice from this girl.

Patricia: Do you plan on writing a full length album sometime in the future? If so, can you tell us any details while we wait?!

Katie: A lot of artists write a full length album in the span of a year or two. Because I've never released an album before, I've got songs that I've technically put on the "back-burner" that I would want on that full length album. The only form of an album that I'm releasing soon is my debut EP. It's called Hear Me Out. Out of the 5 songs that will be on it, only 2 of them I wrote before starting the recording process, which means that the other three no one but close friends and family have heard. And yes, it's pop.

Patricia: Do you have a musical family that have supported you, or any musicians that you have paid attention to from an early age that you can say encouraged you to move forward and start writing your own songs?

Katie: If you mean my musically-inclined family, that does not technically exist! My mom is a marketing manager at a major shipping company, and my dad is a retired Navy veteran. Nonetheless, they've fully backed me on my music since day one and for that, I'm truly grateful. My parents exposed me to a variety of artists that have inspired me to pursue my own musical career. People like Freddie Mercury from Queen, Stevie Nicks, Damien Rice, The Dixie Chicks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kelly Clarkson, Eminem and JoJo have all increased my adoration for music, songwriting and the art of performance. Taylor Swift was the one who got me to even pick up a guitar and write. I figured, Taylor Swift makes it look easy. I can do it too. And so I did.

Patricia: Tell me a little bit about your general background and how the music world has affected you and pulled you in.

Katie: "Pulled in" is an understatement. I was drug in against my will, blindfolded and handcuffed. Music is the only good form of abduction that exists. I've always loved playing music ever since my granny let my brother Dylan and I bang on pots and pans in her living room as kids. I found it to be a way of letting my inner passion out in a positive outlet. From then on, I got more involved in chorus and theater. It was the first time I ever tried at anything. I sometimes got solos or leads, but then I had teachers who said I wasn't good enough or as good as some of my classmates. But I believed in myself, so that's all that mattered. Throughout my childhood, all I did was move from state to state, at first because of my dad being in the Navy and then because of my mom's job. A lot of the time I was in my room, alone playing with Barbies or writing short stories, because I clearly had a lot to say as a child. I got a guitar for Christmas when I was 13. I started writing songs that sounded exactly like Taylor Swift songs. Then, they gradually became a bit more edgy in lyrics and melody. That turned into me defining myself as a pop artist and I haven't looked back.

Patricia: If you don’t mind, please name a few quotes in either songs or literature that have rang true to you and may help others that are also trying to make it as an independent artist.
Katie: I don't have many, but one quote in particular that I have debated on getting a tattoo of or not is a Sleeping At Last quote from his song "Saturn." "How rare and beautiful it is to even exist." As a teenager, I've definitely found myself swimming in the deep end of the depression pool. But when I found that song and heard that line, I was reminded of my purpose and that is to make people happy with music.
One song I've been profusely listening to lately is Sia's "Bird Set Free." In the chorus she roars "I don't care if I sing off key. I find myself in my melodies." That's truly how I feel as a singer. I don't sing to please anyone but myself. Songwriting is like a message and singing is the bird that carries it off to a better place.

Patricia: What is a guilty listening pleasure for you?

Katie: I don't feel guilty listening to anyone or anything. I think every genre or musician is special in their own way and should be treated as such. But, with the social stigma society has placed on my beloved Nickelback, I'd have to say they're my #1 guilty pleasure. I sometimes listen to Chad Kroeger's voice just to take me back to better days. I think they're an amazing rockin' band and I don't care what anyone says. Nickelback rules.

Patricia: Do you perform in public?

Katie: Absolutely! I love performing. My roots are in performing with chorus, theater and school talent shows. Now, I like to play songwriter's nights and any showcase I can be apart of. More often that not, you'll find me performing in front of the mirror. I'm always looking for ways to improve upon my performance skills. I used to be terrified to stand in front of people. I still get nervous, but now I find I'm more unapologetic with those nerves. I just put my heart out on the line and hope there's applause at the end. So far, so good.

Patricia: How do you balance your musicality with your other possible obligations?

Katie: My musicality will never change. I will always be involved in music. But, it is true that sometimes life gets in the way. It can prevent me from performing or cowriting or going to the studio. I have to deal with or focus on that one priority momentarily, but I can always find time to write a song about it though!

Patricia: What do you hope others find in your music?

Katie: I want people to get lost for a minute in my music. I want people to experience what I experienced as a little girl, growing up and getting through each move with a pair of headphones and some tunes. My music is a reflection of who I am. Cut out the lip ring, the colored hair, the intense and dry sarcasm. Want to know me? Listen to my music. I don't expect everyone or really anyone to like it, but I hope they find that my soul resides in it. I would never speak these words in public if it wasn't for song.
Katie Dunlap and her music can be appreciated through the following:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Indie Ville TV #81 The Remarkable Jai Love

Written by Curtis Gardener 

What attracted you to modeling?
My family and friends attracted me to modeling. Someone would always 
compliment me on how great of shape I'm in or would always ask what 
could they do to have a body like mine, I just figured why not put what God 
gave me to use. People doubted I could play basketball and model. I love 
to prove people wrong. 

How long has this been a career path for you?
I started to finally take modeling serious in November on 2015. 

If any,who were your influences?
The main person that influenced me was my friend Ariana Polk who runs 
track at Lincoln University PA. It was October 2013, when everyone use to 
think I was joking about modeling. Ariana was the only one that took me 
serious and pushed me to start. Once I started she made sure I didn't quit, 
no matter the circumstances and I appreciate her for that motivation 2 
almost 3 years ago. 

What has been your proudest/favorite moment thus far?
My proudest moment was my first photo shoot. I was so nervous and 
scared, that my mind was all over the place. After the shoot was over, I 
was so excited and proud of myself that I was thinking about texting my 
photographer that same night asking for my photos the next morning. 
That's how excited I was. Lol. Now I've learned that patience is the key to 

What are both the easiest and hardest things about modeling?
Easiest thing about modeling is picking out the outfits. I love fashion and 
love to dress up my friends like they are Barbie Dolls. So that's the easy 
part. The hardest thing about modeling to me is making sure your doing 
the right poses, Making sure your facial expressions are okay, your head is 
tilt just right or your posture is perfect. 

How would you describe your style?
I will chose comfy over looking cute any-day, anytime, mainly because I 
am an athlete, but when I have to look cute I am a totally different Jai. I am 
a chill person. 

Over the past year, what was your signature moment to really have a 
stamp of approval for your modeling career?
I am still waiting on that moment. I've had nice moments but that big 
moment that everyone gets I am still waiting on. Hopefully that will be 
soon. I'm in the running for VIVA GLAM SUPERMODEL so hopefully that 
will be my big break!! 

How does it feel to be nominated for an indievillle tv award?
To be nominated for indie TV it feels great. It feels great to know that my 
work isn't going unnoticed. There are people out there that believe in me 
and believe that I can make it in the modeling world. Now that's an 
amazing feeling. 

Outside of modeling,what are your other interests or hobbies? What other 
avenues are you wanting to explore?
I am a college basketball player and I am studying business management. 
Someday I want to manage someone, whether it's sports, modeling etc. 

What advice would you give to those that aspire to be models?
Don't give up! Don't let someone tell you, your not pretty enough or you 
can't do two things at once. Stretch your goals out as FAR as you can and 
take the journey!! You are beautiful, but beauty starts within yourself. 
When you put your mind to something don't stop, yes your going to have 
moments where you want to give up, but I promise the reward at the end is 
so worth it.

How can people stay tuned to you and your work?
Social media is becoming the next cornerstone for everything. My 
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook will have everything on it. I am currently 
working on my website right now and eventually that will be done. I am 
hosting events and different functions so I'll be around. 

Twitter: @iamjailove
Instagram: @iamjailove

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Indie Ville TV #80 Jackie Thomas, a Modern Muse in Music City, shows us the Beauty of Confidence

Written by Patricia Faulkner

Today we have Jackie Thomas, a 20 year old independent model, that meets with me at the popular Cafe Coco to talk about her personal journey as a confident female model working in and around Nashville, TN. This is our dialogue as two women conversing about real life topics within the modeling world.

Patricia: So what is is about the idea of modeling that inspired you from the very beginning?

Jackie: Honestly, I’ve wanted to work for myself since I can remember, and because I got accepted to an art school in Nashville I knew I would be there a lot and I wouldn’t have the time to have a full job on the side. And I’ve always been fascinated by modeling, really photography-After seeing some of my friends do a few photo shoots and meeting some photographers I have just figured I’d give it a shot, and now I have been happily doing it for about a year and a half and I have been able to pay for school and pretty much make my own hours, so..

Patricia: That is great to hear, especially coming from an independent model.

Jackie: I have had the chance to sign with agencies-I have been presented that opportunity, but I enjoy working for myself so much more, and I don’t-I’d rather not do commercial shoots anyways, I’d rather do something artistic and go explore outdoors.

Patricia: What do you not like about commercial modeling?-Because there is a lot of money in that.

Jackie: Well, because I am short for a model-I’m 5’6”-and so, because of that, I feel like the talent agencies that I’ve talked to wanted to either put me on TV commercials or they wanted me to do things like…toothbrush advertisement or something too simple…whereas I really value the artistic side of everything. I don’t really want to be put in, you know, a hundred dollar pair of jeans and be like “Buy these!”, you know? I’d rather just promote cool photography.

Patricia: Well that should tell you a little bit about yourself-the fact that people are willing to put you in toothpaste commercials because you look clean and presentable, as you should.

Jackie: (laughs) Yeah, and I mean, I still have that opportunity and I constantly tell them, you know, “If you need me for something really incredible, I’ll be there.”

But as far as signing with somebody, I’ll keep doing me for a while.

Q: That is a smart move, especially since models get thrown under the bus in so many ways in this day and age. What are some of the things you tell yourself to stay focused and not give in to the commercial, consumerist side of modeling?

Jackie: I treat myself as a brand, almost. I like to do my own promotions. I like to travel a little if I can, and I feel like I’ll be tied down if I join an agency, and so that gives me motivation to keep working at it and doing what I’m doing. It has worked this far, so who knows what is possible. And like I said, I enjoy working for myself! (laughs) As an artist there is a lot more creative freedom to say “Hey, I don’t really want to shoot with you because you don’t shoot well,” or “I really want to shoot with you because you shoot these awesome, creative concepts.” You know? And honestly, because I am a twenty year old female, I like to do lingerie and I like to do a little more risqué stuff, and with an agency probably would not allow me to do that type of modeling if I was signed with them, even if I wanted to on the side. I talked to one agency, and I came out right and said, “I have done a few shoots where I was topless, etc, and I just wanted you guys to know that,” and immediately the lady was like, “Well I am going to need you to stop doing those.” I would rather keep doing what I am doing because I enjoy it.

Patricia: Very lovely to hear. What is it about the actions of modeling that you like?

Jackie: I did dance growing up for about 10 years. I did ballet for 8 years in addition to a little jazz and tap, and I feel that modeling in a way is almost like dancing. When you’re in front of the camera you’re kinda of just…moving around, trying to look graceful. But sometimes you have to be really flexible or stay in a certain pose that might not be comfortable for a while but its almost like therapy because its almost like dancing. It makes sense in my mind when I’m up there and I don’t really think about anything but movement.

Patricia: So where are you based out of?

Jackie: I was born and raised in Nashville. I lived here until about 6th grade and then my Mom  basically moved me to Murfreesboro. I still live in Murfreesboro in a house with a bunch of roommates and I drive up here for school. I’m kind of in between the two, and when my lease ends in June I’ll be moving down here.

Patricia: So you still go to art school up here! What is your major?

Jackie: Graphic design, more illustration and advertising. It’s just that you can do so much with it, so I’m really passionate about it.

Patricia: Especially being your own brand, huh?

Jackie: Mmhmm! Yeah, and it has almost held me as an artist to be modeling and as a brand because I have this business knowledge and professionalism that I know I need to have when I bring it to clients doing artwork and stuff. It has helped me. And some people don’t know that I’m an artist but they know I model and they make that connection and are now saying, “Oh, I also need you in order to do this!” or “I want you to design a logo,” so it ties well together. It’s pretty nice balance to have.

Patricia: What college in town did you say you went to?

Jackie: Watkins College of Art. I love it. I don’t know if I would go to college if I couldn’t go there. I mean, you can definitely do it on your own. I like Watkins because they push you. A lot of the professors-They have made it on their own, but they will completely push you to your limits I suppose, and I like that. It used to a movie theater so they have a full size theater in there and they have these really cool sound sets and resources.

Patricia: What is your experience in shoots with multiple models?

Jackie: Friendly stuff. A photographer I know-we did a Christmas shoot where he just invited a bunch of models over to his place and we shot Christmas-themed stuff-basically us putting up his decorations, so that kind of stuff.
 I also did a little promotional modeling for Swisher, and so I got to be with that-

Patricia: Like Swisher Sweets?!-

Jackie: Uh huh! So I got to be with that group. We did a boat show in Chattanooga so they like paid for a hotel for us. It was me and 4 other girls in this hotel room. It was pretty fun, but since I’m not 21, I obviously couldn’t go out and do anything, and a lot of them are much older than me, so it was..You know. But It was fun meeting other models!

Patricia: They have agents?

Jackie: Uhm, not even! I mean, some of them, yeah. Some of them do. Really I only know of like two, and I haven’t done a shoot with them or anything but they seem pretty nice and professional. But a few of the models I know that don’t have agents and shoot around and stuff..After having conversations with them and hearing, “I won’t shoot with this guy because of This,” or “I won’t do this, and I have to be paid This Amount,” makes me think, “You’re never going to get anywhere acting like that,” You know? Acting so..conceited in a way. I don’t know.

I love other models. If I see a tall, lanky girl I’ll come up to her and tell her, “You need to model.”

Patricia: What do you think it is about the tall, lanky thing they’re looking for? Are the model supposed to look like mannequins? Are they going for more fabrics to advertise?

Jackie: Honestly, I don’t even know. I think what they want is for everybody in the agency to be the same size, that way everyone can wear the same thing, and everybody can look the same. It same like that’s what agencies go for. This one look for everyone to have. If I ran an agency I would want a variety because beauty comes in a shapes. I can even imagine being skinnier. I’m already pretty skinny. Some of these’s almost scary to look at to thing that an agency would probably want me to get in the gym and lose weight like that, and I am just not about it. I’d rather just keep my figure and if anything, bulk up! (laughs) I honestly, once I get older and probably stop modeling, would love to open an agency for models and invite girls of different sizes and shapes to be comfortable in their own skin and experience modeling, because it is a confidence boost, it’s nice to have professional photos of yourself, and girls that have body issues would get to chance to see themselves in magazines and think, “Hey, I look good.” There needs to be a larger variety of models in the world, and I think we are slowly getting there with fitness and health in the news-everyone’s trying to get involved. And plus size models are doing their thing. People need to become more accepting of one another.

Patricia: Plus size models are comfortable in their skin, and that is good, but do you think it is entirely healthy?

Jackie: There are different kinds of plus size. I think that the girls that are obviously making unhealthy choices-you can tell in a person’s face if they are unhealthy-when they are trying to look slutty or wear ill-fitting clothing..THAT doesn’t work.

But if you have a nice girl that just happens to be bigger boned-maybe just full chested even, she and many really beautiful bigger women out there with beautiful skin that could model if they wanted to! There is a line to draw. My boyfriend works hard in the gym to keep his body in shape, and for him, it is a choice. If you choose to let yourself go, that is your choice.

If your parents are big people and you’re big boned, it can be attractive. If it is proportional and you wear clothes complimentary to your body type.

I have seen it too many times, where someone has let themselves go, and they’re still wearing the clothes that, you know..

Patricia: Still living in the past…or still trying to conform to something that doesn’t even fit them. because maybe that is what they find inspiring because maybe it is heavily advertised….

Jackie: I feel the same exact way about girls that get these butt and boob implants and then use these waist trainers. I feel like their bodies look so weird to me, because you are manipulating your body in unnatural ways. Lord knows what will happen to the health of these girls’ stomachs with time..It’s scary to think about. People have asked me if I was going to get my boobs done, or get this done, or get that done…and I tell them, “No, I don’t want to!” (laughs) I feel like natural beauty is the best kind of beauty. I think that needs to be put out there more.

Patricia: I feel that being healthy is promoting a positive sense of self among young women, but the healthy lifestyle seems simultaneously so unattainable with how it is displayed as a luxury. Even Vogue has down-to-earth articles about beauty equality and female entrepreneurs making their way up and how every woman should feel beautiful, but once you look at that cover, you feel a barrier between you and the person being shown.

Jackie:  Photoshop has a lot to do with that. Even supermodels-they don’t look like that on their days off. They don’t! Nobody looks like that with perfect, glistening skin all the time. That doesn’t happen. Make up and photoshop takes care of all that but it also gives everyone involved a fake sense of these perfect beings that don’t exist and aren’t these models. It’s not who they are. So, I don’t know. I think it is the fashion industry trying to sell their stuff because people who buy their stuff want to look like that, which is not going to happen.

Patricia: “Buy this swimsuit and you’ll have this body.”
Do you think people of modern times are victim  to believing this, even subconsciously?

Jackie: I am a big anti-media person, and that is why I am pursuing graphic design. I want to have control in what goes into the electronic world of media and be able to have a say or have a show..Even with my artwork! If I created billboards across the United States saying something about body image, e,g, “More Natural is Beautiful”, maybe it’ll hit home for someone, and help them think that for themselves. There is just too much out there that says you have to be this skinny, tiny girl with big boobs and a big butt, and you have to be tall and look like a Barbie. (laughs) I just think it’s silly. (laughs)

I think people are more conscious that the media is trying to portray women a certain way and that’s not realistic. I think 70 percent of beauty is health. Why would you want a woman to fit your own idea? If that was a woman you’d actually take out places, I feel like, if you were an average guy, that it would intimidate you! To be walking around with this glamorous looking Barbie doll and-

Patricia: And you’re just a normal guy, in jeans and a shirt..Is that how guys want to be seen as in contrast with a gorgeous girl? I mean-

Jackie:  I don’t know!!

Patricia: They’re just asking to be embarrassed in mere conversation!

Jackie: It’s just weird how perfect they make these girls look. Even photographers I’ve shot with have tried to photoshop me in ways, and I have come back at them and said, “No, I want the RAW image of that.” Because I am not going to post this fake version of myself.

Patricia: That would mean for you that you would be supporting the ideas we “should” have like “I am not good enough” or “These people helped me become good enough.”

Jackie: Yeah. I do understand that if you’re someone that suffers from,let’s say, eczema or something. Photoshopping and airbrushing on your professional looking photo would be a confidence boost. That I respect. It would make you feel better. But in terms of actual body shaping and the proportions of things, it needs to be natural. If you can tell that something has been creepily edited or that that girl probably can’t walk if she looks like that….it is not realistic.

Patricia: Do you think that perfection that photo-retouchers and photo editors and even photographers and models aim for is somehow related to recreating some form of divine beauty? Or do you think that maybe they’re trying to lash out at the people around them? What is up with that?

Jackie: A few photographers I’ve worked with have said in front of me, “Well, I won’t shoot that girl because she has dreads.” or “I won’t shoot her because she has cellulite on her thigh,” and I think, “Hold on, I had dreads when I was thirteen and I’m pretty sure I’ll have cellulite at some point in my life. That’s not realistic!!”
I think people don’t need to be so self-respectful of this perfect image that is not realistic.
Natural beauty is it.

Patricia:If you could think of another little saying for other models to remember before they choose a photographer, what to look or go for, to avoid even!

Jackie: I would tell a model to have confidence. Believe in yourself.
If you go to a shoot and that guy is looking you up and down or the photographer is saying you’re not the right fit, **** him, you know? Just forget about him. That doesn’t matter.
What you see in yourself is what matters. At the end of the day, in your elder years while you’re lying on your deathbed, who cares about what that photographer thinks about you.

It really matters how you think about yourself at the end of the day. As long as you feel comfortable in your own skin, you’re beautiful. Confidence is beauty in a way and I think that if you just believe in your own beauty, you’re beautiful. Who cares if you have perfect teeth or perfect hair or perfect whatever, like, none of that matters! You can get that synthetically; Who cares! But to have this inner beauty that almost casts out in photos sometimes.. You can see the confidence in a model, and I think that is really something to capture versus someone dead in the mind and full of fakeness getting up there and getting photographed.

It’s better at the end of the day to tell yourself, “I am real. I am natural.
I am beautiful. Who cares what anybody else thinks?”

I try to tell girls this all the time. I have a close friend that has a lot of anxiety. She is very depressed a lot of the time and deals with mental problems I suppose, and she is constantly looking down on herself and she is very skinny. I mean-she’s beautiful! I lover her to death and think she is gorgeous, but she doesn’t think so. I am constantly telling her, “You’re gorgeous!”, you know?!

Patricia: Maybe photography could actually help her in a therapeutic way to give herself more of the idea that she is a real person in a real world, and that those photos are real and she can keep doing things like that.

Jackie: Mmhmm! When I was a young girl, everyone was suffering from body images like that saying, “Does this look funny?” or
“Is this weird?”
“Am I normal?”
“Am I beautiful?”
or whatever, but I think modeling and being able to see yourself and compare them to let’s say, something in Vogue, if I were comparing my own pictures, I would find mine much more appealing because I know they weren’t edited to meet this unrealistic standard.

I am a hippie kid anyway. I was raised by hippies. (laughs) So I’ve got this image in my mind of what beautiful is, and it’s not fake. It’s real. It’s real beauty.

Patricia: So you’ve seen beautiful models that just weren’t there at times?

Jackie: Yes, and I’ve also seen gorgeous, gorgeous girls that have been so manipulated by the industry to where they think they’re ugly, and they’re just gorgeous! Don’t let these people tell you things, and don’t listen if they do! People will always be ignorant.
People will always talk crap; that’s how people are. If they don’t have what you have or if they want 1,000 likes on Instagram and you don’t “have the boobs for it”. (laughs) They’re gonna tell you whatever the heck they want to tell you, but don’t listen to them. There’s no sense in it. Like, own yourself. It’s 2016. We got this. (laughs) We should grow out of that.

Patricia: Even if the shoot is not for a product, do you ever a product while you are being photographed?

Jackie: Yeah, sometimes, um-

Patricia: What do you kind of tell yourself during that process?

Jackie:I guess I take a more artistic stance on it, which is just me. I like all parts of it and I have a lot of confidence because I’ve been doing this for a moment and because I was raised in the environment I was raised in, I was always brought up to me myself, you know? And to not give a crap what anyone says, so that’s what I’ve done, and I feel like being in front of a camera even if I kind of am being told what to do and how to look a certain way, or basically treated like an object,

 I tell myself, “I could literally walk away from this right now, and this guy will not get paid for this” or “This won’t look good”, etc. I have options right now to leave or to stay and do the shoot. So I think that control really kinda helps. In any circumstance that you get yourself into where you feel uncomfortable, go! There is no reason;you don’t have to prove it to anybody, you don’t have to prove it to yourself, If you’re feeling weird about a situation, don’t be in it. You know, just go!!

Patricia: Do you have any weird situations you want to share?

Jackie: Mmhm, actually the third shoot I ever did. When I first started modeling I just kind of put myself out there. I gave my email and stated online, if you are a photographer around Nashville, tell me some ideas you have, and we’ll come up with something. So of course I got a lot of photographers to contact me that way in the very beginning and I was still..obviously I didn’t have a manager or anything so I had to weed through what’s legitimate and what’s not, and by who is actually being professional and who’s not and all that. It’s a skeptical process. Sometimes they will come off 100% professional and then you get there and the person you planned to work with is a sleaze ball, and if that’s the case, you go! There is no point in staying there. Because this guys is not going to try to make you look like this beautiful person you want to be portrayed as in these pictures. He’s going to portray you as basically a sex toy or something.

Patricia: Which often is noted by objective or invasive viewpoints and poor lighting.

Jackie: Yeah! Sometimes you just know the professionalism of someone and sometimes you don’t. In my third shoot going in, I met this guy actually at a studio downtown here, and he is pretty well known though I will not name him, so I’ve seen his work. I thought it was good, and so I reply and show up to work with him. We get to shooting and everything’s fine and he said, “So, do you want a glass of whiskey or something?” and I declined with, “No, technically I’m working. I don’t want a drink. I’m fine, and I’m underage. I don’t want that.” (laughs) Those kinds of things, you know, and as the shoot progresses, you could feel the awkwardness and tension in the room. You always have a choice in where you want to be and you can leave at any moment. Just remember that. You’re in control of that situation. If they want you, they hired you, so if you tell them how it is, and be straight and say, “No, you are not going to touch me. You’re going to stand back there and take these pictures of me and make them look good because you want me here. If none of that works, then I’m gone.” End of story.

Patricia: That’s what women need to hear. They always have a choice and they always have control.
I don’t know how it happens, but their voices have gotten swept away under the rug time and time again, lost in the dust.

Jackie: Women were treated like psychotics in the past. Until the early nineteen hundreds, we couldn’t so many things. We get mistreated for even our emotions. We are smart, caring beings, okay? And we can definitely handle ourselves 100% any day of the week. It doesn’t matter if it’s that time of the month; we are even more vicious. Like, don’t mess with us!

People need that confidence, especially models. They need to know that for themselves.
They need to know that if they’re put in a situation where even though they might be getting a thousand dollars for this shoot with this photographer that has such a name for himself and they clearly feel uncomfortable with the situation, don’t do it. It’s not worth it.

If you do a shoot you have to think about what that has for you in the future. Technically, if a photographer shoots you, and you sign a contract with them, they have the rights to those photos, and they can do pretty much what they want with them unless you make them sign something and get it all legally straight. They have control of those photos so they need to be photos that you are completely comfortable with…Every single time, because if not, who knows (laugh) what’s going to happen, you know?

Patricia: Is there anything in particular that you’d be down to work on in the future?

Jackie: I have always had a fascination with the dark and gory, and if someone set up something really nice, like a tasteful nude in the woods with a dark, grungy kind of beauty to the shot, I would be interested. I would be down for that, but there does need to be professionalism about it. As long as I knew the photographer was professional about his work, it would work out. There is definitely a thin line to professionalism..I wish I had a private investigator to do background checks on everyone before I meet them..You never know what is going to happen in a situation. You never know! You could end up making a great friend and getting back these awesome images.

I am all for nudes and for artistic nudes, but when a guy is like, “Hey, I have a digital camera, and you look good naked,” that’s when I say, “Nooooo.” (laughs) “Bye! I don’t want to meet you. Or talk to you.”

Patricia: So where do YOU draw the line with risque photography?

Jackie:  I am 100% comfortable with my body in any situation. I’ve just always been that person. But if I feel uncomfortable in any sort of situation, I won’t go for it; I’ll immediately shut it down.  I’m very comfortable with my body, so topless stuff-it’s fine for me. Boobs to me-I think they’re wonderful! But if a photographer is telling me to bend over-anything strongly incenuating sexual acts or any shoot with a bed-I am going to be clothed, because I think that if my dad or mom saw these pictures-like I said they are hippies that can get into the artful side of nudes-and the pictures looked dirty or too sexual, I wouldn’t feel comfortable with it. You definitely must know where to draw the line as well as keep your mind open. When I am shooting nude, I make sure I know that photographer in and out. You have to be completely comfortable with them at that point, because you don’t want there to be a weird tension while they are staring at your..whatever..If he is looking through a lens, there is no telling what he is zooming in on. You just have to be comfortable with the situation. If not, it shows through the photos taken.

I love to shoot nudes with females. A female photographer can shoot me nude all day every day.
I’m down for that.

Especially if you are shooting nude, remember that you can keep your legs crossed and angle your body in a way that is more graceful and implied. There is a line between artistic and porn. I have seen great pornographic-type photo shoots out there, and the models turn around and the next shoot they do is super creative. If it’s done right and the confidence is there, it works.

Patricia: So did you bring anyone with you on these shoots?

Jackie: For the first 6 months or so, I had a friend I would bring with me to every shoot. Then, I started shooting with the same photographers again, and so I wouldn’t bring my friend the second time. I do make sure to get references if I don’t bring somebody with me, and a lot of the time, I will anticipate their reply to me bringing someone along.  If it is a guy photographer and I can’t really see the professionalism coming through, I’ll say, “Well can I bring someone with me to the shoot?” and immediately, if they say no, then don’t go because that is creepy!! They could also make excuses so that you don’t bring someone like, “Well, we don’t have enough space,” or whatever. Don’t buy it. No professional photographer is going to tell you, “No, you can’t have somebody else with you.” Even if it were to interfere with the artwork. They can always sit in the next room, within earshot.

But if they say, “Yeah, bring your mom, bring your brother, bring your roommate..” then I’m like, “Okay, you’re obviously comfortable in your profession and you plan on delivering strictly that. So that’s one way to kinda figure out what one’s objective is.

A lot of photographers that I’ve bring people to shoots with actually like that, and even at times ask those people to help them with holding lights, reflectors, equipment, etc. I feel like photographers should definitely be okay with an extra hand to help.

Patricia: So this summer you’ll be doing several outdoor shoots, huh?

Jackie: When I’m not in school I like to take every opportunity I can to travel. I have a friend that’s going to Arizona, and I know another photographer that’s going to Cali for a little, so..the opportunity to maybe go out somewhere different like a desert or a beach-I would be so into that. I want to do stuff people haven’t done.

You start to see the same shots over and over again, and I like to break that.
If I know that you’re one to shoot this certain pose in your backyard against a certain tree, like, I wanna be IN that tree, or behind it or something just to switch it up a little.

Patricia:If you were approached with the opportunity to be in a music video, what would you NOT what to do?

Jackie: Honestly,as long as I’m not looking like a hooligan in this video, you know I love the idea of music videos. I think they can get really creative, and I have actually helped out in a few here recently, one that I basically had to light candles for and help set up and watch the filming process. I’d be down to do whatever, for example, I like to dance. I wouldn’t mind dancing around, or if I had to wear a bikini or something-that’s okay with me. But if I’m having to twerk on the street next to a low rider or something…I’d probably back out of that one. You can get your other girl to do that. (laughs) But um, as long as it’s tasteful, I suppose I’m available for it. And there’s been some really almost sexual but beautiful music videos that I’ve seen that I’ve thought about like, “Would I want to be portrayed in that way?” If there is a creative concept or artistic…reason..and there is something you are trying to capture something within that video, then I don’t know if I have much limits concerning that. For example if I had to kiss somebody, I would be okay with that. Strictly for the music video, of course! My boyfriend and I have this giant respect between the two of us. Basically, any modeling thing that I do he is comfortable with as long as I’m comfortable with it. Its the same for me with his weightlifting.If he has to go to a meet somewhere, I’m completely fine with that. I’m just like, “Do it!” I feel like that support is important.

Patricia: Do you feel like many models these days don’t have support like that?

Jackie: Most of the models I know-they either haven’t been in a relationship in a long time or it never works out for them: they find a guy and the guy gets jealous, or he will troy to come with her everywhere or whatever. Actually, my ex, when I first started modeling, I was dating a different dude, and he was getting too controlling so I had to break up with him. This is something I am very passionate about, and he wasn’t going to stop me. If a person really cares about you, they will not try to stop you. They should want you to be happy and project yourself in the way that you want to.

If I know that I am doing a risque-type shoot, then I would tell my boyfriend.Like, “Hey, I’m going to do this today,” and sometimes I show him pictures and share my work. It’s nice to have that versus someone saying, “Oh, I can’t believe you were doing that!” or “I can’t believe you were naked in front of this random photographer,” and a lot of people don’t get the creative side to that. They think that the fact that you are naked…that you’re automatically being used, but that’s not the case. Or they think you slept with that person when you in fact didn’t. It’s really not like that. If you really have a creative mind, nudity is beautiful. It’s not always sexual; It’s something beautiful and natural.

Patricia: Why do you think women in specific are shamed for acts such as modeling nude?

Jackie: That is one thing that I’m very against: slut shaming. A girl can do whatever the heck she wants, and if a guy can do it, why can’t she? Why do guys get praised for going and losing their virginities at sixteen but a girl that loses her virginity at sixteen she’s automatically a whore? that’s not okay. It’s things like that-mostly the media, I guess how our parents and grandparents are raised, and also how nasty girls are portrayed these days, especially on IG. Some of these big pages full of just butt pics..I get that sex is…a big deal to guys-they’re like, “Yeah, that’s hot!”-you know-But….I just think it’s so close-minded.You have to understand that in my eyes, just being an artistic person, if I see a named guy or a naked girl, I think about them as the same. They are naked. It’s beautiful! It’s nudity! It’s natural! Whatever! I feel like the other guy would say, “Well it’s gay if I look at him, and if I look at her I’ll just get turned on-“that’s silly. I don’t know..

Patricia: Do you think people fear their own true opinions about nudity?

Jackie: I think they do. I think that people are scared of the unknown, and if they’re not used to being in a situation of seeing somebody naked, or they’ve been brought up in a home where their parents have told them, “Close the door when you change,” or when you’re with your parents, you’ve never seen a part of their body. Just growing up in an environment where you’re not allowed to run around in your diaper…THAT is the kind of environment that’s not healthy. And I think people raised this way…those are the people that grow up saying, “Nudity is sexual, only sexual,” and “Those are my naughty parts,” and “We should be ashamed of this,” but it is not shameful.It’s really not! And our generation especially-we are coming into this mindset of, “Hey this is natural. We are animals, and we have chosen to hide ourselves because this is what we feel comfortable doing because this is what we’ve done for years, but it’s not natural.” If you’re a religious person, it really doesn’t make sense to feel ashamed of your body, because technically the story in bible is that before there was sin, people were naked. It was awesome. So technically, I don’t have that mindset of nudity being something to be ashamed of in any way, but maybe I’m just weird-

Patricia: It sounds like your parents were really cool and very accepting of your existence and the fact that you will grown beyond their control, so they’ve already kind of accepted that and gave you a place to grow-

Jackie: Yeas! Which is very nice. When I did start modeling, I had to make that decision: Am I going to allow myself to show these body parts and be comfortable enough with other strangers potentially seeing them? And I have grown into the mindset of “I love my body” and I want to portray it the way I want, and if I look beautiful in a shot, I want to share it with other people, like, “You can look beautiful too. You can feel beautiful in your own skin and you don’t have to wear this fancy dress or put on this fake-ness.” You shouldn’t have to do that. I’m all for nudity. (laughs)
Over-sexualizing anything shows a lot about someone’s character.

If they look at a lovely tasteful nude picture, and they close to think of it as the woman being pictured in this objective way, the viewer is projecting out their own character, not the image they see.

If you have low confidence, the worse thing you could do is to
keep hiding yourself and putting yourself down!
Why not raise up and do something unexpected?
I feel like that would break the bounds.
I feel like the people that are comfortable with nudity should be able to express that without being talked down to. I hate the idea of a girl that does a shoot that she feels gorgeous in but doesn’t do it again because someone calls her a slut. It’s real out here, and girls and guys shouldn’t have to feel less than they are. That’s awful to think about. I want to be strong for these people and set a good example. Be who you want to be. Flash somebody! Who cares?!
We all live; we all die. Why be miserable in between?

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