20 Questions: Olivia Healy
Finding Olivia Healy’s Instagram account was a case of love at first sight. At first glance, it’s the bright colours and striking form of the characters she paints that catch the eye; on deeper inspection a detailed, sensitive world emerges. Playing with notions of gender, the figures in her work are powerful, empowering and vulnerable, resplendent in nature and often mythical – pretty much like any good femme!
In short, if paintings can possess wisdom… then Olivia’s have it in spades. Meet Ash’s current favourite artist – we can’t wait to feature her work in print.
“Fight the fear if you believe in your art": Phoebe Montague, 100 Women I Know
If we’re talking about positive role models (check our recent hashtag campaign), it’s difficult to think of a better example of one than Phoebe Montague of 100 Women I Know. Phoebe kindly talked us though the making of her award-winning short film about rape, better understanding consent, art as therapy and the importance of just putting yourself out there and getting shit done. Essential reading!
Throw away the rule book: solo travelling
It’s unfortunate that we are still living in a time where we immediately think ‘danger’ when we think of a woman solo travelling.
You’re going somewhere alone – a restaurant, the cinema, a bar? Madness! Are we programmed to think that holidays should be taken with someone else?