What does the word and colour ‘nude’ bring to mind?
Naked. Stripped back to basics. Simple, bare and entirely natural.
What colour/ texture/ both do you enjoy wearing the most?
Although I spend most of my time dressed head to toe in black, white or grey, I absolutely love throwing in a funky colour. At the moment, I am obsessed with orange. I have a huge orange scarf from Zara that I wear almost every day. The vibrancy of the colour orange makes it groovy, fun and creative to wear – I think it gives off really positive vibes.
What do you think is the most important part of the body?
The heart, for sure. Physically we can’t live without it and symbolically it stands for so much more than just keeping us alive.
What’s your favourite thing about your body?
I think there is so much to love about all of our bodies. The fact that each one is completely unique and totally different is amazing and completely mind-blowing. One of my favourite things about my body is my scars. They are etchings of my story, and a reminder of all the experiences I’ve stumbled across throughout my life. My most recent one is about 10cm long and runs down the centre of my upper back; the leftovers of a cancerous melanoma I had removed a few weeks ago. It’s now an everyday reminder for me to take care of my body, life is too short not to.
Who do you admire?
Gosh, there is so much to admire about different people it’s hard to pick. I do have a lot of admiration for athletes; runners and boxers in particular. They dedicate their entire lives to reaching the goals that most of us could only fantasize about. They are the people who follow their dreams. Their ability and motivation to do whatever it takes to reach the perfect equilibrium at which their body and mind can work together makes them extraordinary human beings. Those that can stay humble while they do this are the most inspirational.
How do you think the media has influenced your view on the body?
Personally, the media has influenced my view of my body in a really positive way, social media in particular. It’s given me access to the lives of amazing people all over the world who constantly inspire and encourage me to make my body as strong and as healthy as possible. Every day I learn so much about the body and how to appreciate it, all through the media – it’s an amazing thing.