Hello lovely people,
Here is some parts of a news letter I sent out earlier this week and I just realised that in the doom and gloom of BREXIT, shadow bans and general struggles I totally forgot to mention that 8 little blackbirds flew down to London to be exhibited by The Royal Photographic Societies Hundred Heroines. Well, they obliviously didn’t fly (train) down but you know what I mean?
Representation on the Line: (Un)framing our Identities A collaborative exhibition from the RPS Hundred Heroines initiative in which female photographers explore the theme of identity.
Isn’t that just amazing? More info further down.
The last two week has been pretty, interesting.
2019 is definitely a year of change and uprooting. The EU elections during the weekend really emphasised this and Theresa May finally left her position (yes, we all were waiting for that!). Saying that I am now hoping that she does not get replaced by that cxxt Boris Johnson.
Talking about female body parts... finally, something shifted. I think most of you know that I have had several 30 days bans from Facebook and both my Instagram accounts have been shadow banned since I first started. It is not because of vaginas and "female nipples", it is purely due to stretch marks, excessive body fat, realness and aging women. Representation is fundamental and if you are not represented, you kind of does not exist. We all know that our “visual diet” is slowly starving us, lacking both vitamines and minerals we get left hungry for authentic images.
BBC Scotland listened to my story and the video has been viewed 125 K on Facebook (isn't it ironic?) and my shadow ban lifted for a week. My @whenTheBlackbirdSings_ account is still hidden, I don’t even come up in the search, my “good fight” will continue.
The last full moon was all about burning down the house (symbolically) and I think it has begun are you ready for the new moon in June?
Please find me on IG for more photography and have a really nice week.
Please visit RPS Hundred Heroines web page for more info on the exhibition
19 Mallord St, London SW3 6AP.
Opening times (22nd May – 26th June)
Wednesday: 14.00 – 19.00
Friday: 12.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 18.00
Below is my Instagram feed, in fact , it is my Jannica Honey account rather than When The Blackbird Sings, I can’t even find it. TBC, I promse.