girl talk


AN EXERCISE IN PERSEVERANCE

November 13, 2017 Roobs Leiser

going through stuff, growing through stuff. models: shaheeda sinckler (@deedaaaf), nina siphesihle pinkie mdwaba (@boldieaintaboy) photographer: stew bryden (@stewbryden) MUA & hair: molly sheridan (@mjsheridanmua) shoot HQ provided by wild & kind studio, glasgow (@wildandkindstudio) locations: barras market, glasgow  


put your vote where your mouth is

May 21, 2017 Roobs Leiser

mental health awareness week was great. there was a lot of awareness going on. did what it said on the tin. hashtags, discussions, support, and the telling of stories - some for the first time - adorned my various timelines. neurotypicals were educated, sufferers were comforted (hopefully) by the rampant solidarity. awareness reigned supreme. but awareness isn’t enough. now the passive bit is over, now sharing a post or using a hashtag or liking someone’s honesty about their struggle isn’t enough to make you a good person that cares. if you care about your friends/family members/diehard instagram followers who suffer...


there's something not qwhite right

March 12, 2017 Roobs Leiser

another year, another international women’s day - and, with it, a healthy dose of girls supporting girls. it would be really easy to leave it at that. it would be lovely to see women celebrating each other, and to be content that the world is learning. but, alas. among the tributes to women we've known - both personally and historically, the quotes, the illustrations, there crops up - of course - the thanking of various public figures who are fundamental in cultivating a culture of women’s empowerment. cue: lena dunham being hailed the world’s ultimate feminist. and i thought i...


the lookbook

February 21, 2017 Roobs Leiser

you know that thing with colds? how you can never remember how bad it is when you don’t have one?  well, you’d think that I’d have remembered - after the last time i did an open call on instagram (a giveaway) - the legit internal distress the selection process caused me. i cried a lot. this, of course, was conveniently absent from the periphery of my conscious memory when i decided to ask for people to put themselves forward for my debut lookbook photoshoot. i’m gonna level with you - i literally only need 3 people. 4 at most. and...


it's that time again

February 04, 2017 Roobs Leiser

in the great tradition of ‘roobs on the internet’, i decided a couple of days ago that it was time for another boob reminder - only to google something earlier for fact-checking purposes to realise that it’s also world cancer day. how serendipitous.  so - gonna just check them real quick? if you don’t do it for me, do it for you. or, actually, do it for your mum or your dad or your kids, or whoever it’d be that would have to deal with the massive hole you’d leave in their lives if you were too blasé to check...