Tomorrow is International Women's Day, a day to inspire women and celebrate achievements (social, economical and political). A couple of years ago, one of my films was chosen to be played at an exhibition of women's art in Reading, which was a real honor :)
I can't say that this post will be full of deep, meaningful issues related to women, but it is a display of my love for a few women out there who inspire me. Are there any women that are an inspiration to you? I would love to hear your thoughts! :)
Really have to urge to say "Girl Power"now, must resist...
Talented, beautiful and married to Ben Gibbard, to me, this may be the closest to perfection that one lady can get.
(and she is in Elf!)
|Alex McQuilkin.A favourite artist of mine, Alex McQuilkin incorporates themes of sex, death, desire and youth into her work (mainly film).|
Read an insightful article and interview here :)
Charlyne Yi.Actress, comedian, musician, writer, and painter.
|First Aid Kit.|
Two Swedish sisters who make utterly beautiful music. And they are beautiful too!
I have seen them perform live a few times now, and I am always overwhelmed by them.
This is my favourite song of theirs, take a look :)
|Katy Perry and Rhianna.|
I just really want to be their new BFF.
My. Favourite. Artist.
A women who is honest and outspoken about herself, her feelings and her experiences. Her work is so poignant and she will always be an inspiration to me. I really don't care what anyone else thinks of her artwork, I think she is fabulous.
And her drunk on the Turner Prize show on television many years ago, will continue to make me laugh for a very long time :)
(click here to see!)
|Soko.A French singer, who I can only describe as wonderfully bonkers.|
Have a little listen to these, I promise they will brighten your day.
I'll Kill Her
I must say, not a big fan of Paloma's music, but her personality is a winner. Every time she is on television, she makes me laugh (especially on Never Mind the Buzzcocks!)
I realise that this post is full of celebrities, faces that your recognise, but I have to add here that the women who really inspire me the most, are those without freedom. Those who are not treated equally, subjected to horrendous ordeals and who prove to me how strong women can be.
These women are truly inspirational.
P.S: Please take a look at this fantastic film featuring Daniel Craig, in support of International Women's Day :)