As I Iook through the many photos of me on Facebook and my website with so many different ‘ideals’ of what my image should be I think back to a time where it didn’t matter and I could just be me. Often I forget that underneath the painted face and styled hair there is the same girl who once wanted ( and tried) to take her face off with a compass at school. The more I tried to fit in the less it worked. I recovered from a life long existence of self harming but landed myself in to an industry which focuses on everything that brought me to my pain yet was my therapy also. A bitter sweet existence.
Tonight I spoke to my friend The Glass Child about her project to speak out about things like this. She was worried she had said too much.
Charlotte in support of you I took this photo of me tonight with no make up, nothing done to my hair, in my room at home with nothing to hide behind and openly tell the world. It’s ok to be who you are and talk about your sufferings without shame or judgement.

As I Iook through the many photos of me on Facebook and my website with so many different ‘ideals’ of what my image should be I think back to a time where it didn’t matter and I could just be me. Often I forget that underneath the painted face and styled hair there is the same girl who once wanted ( and tried) to take her face off with a compass at school. The more I tried to fit in the less it worked. I recovered from a life long existence of self harming but landed myself in to an industry which focuses on everything that brought me to my pain yet was my therapy also. A bitter sweet existence.
Tonight I spoke to my friend The Glass Child about her project to speak out about things like this. She was worried she had said too much.
Charlotte in support of you I took this photo of me tonight with no make up, nothing done to my hair, in my room at home with nothing to hide behind and openly tell the world. It’s ok to be who you are and talk about your sufferings without shame or judgement.

theglasschild:

I bet you’re not gonna read this whole thing. You have other things to do. Or at least you will pretend like you have in a couple of sentences. 

Ignorant bastard.


I am one single person. I can’t change the world and I never intended to, but I have a conscious that I can’t ignore. I’m an artist. My destiny is to feel things, see things, observe people and turn what I see into art. That’s the only gift I’ve been given.

I see these things happening, and I carry them around, knowing about it, but unable to do anything. That’s the worst kind of aware there is.


I believe that we can not make anything about a situation, until we dare to accept that it’s happening. I’m talking about all kinds of battling here - eating disorders, self harm, depression and domestic violence. I know you’re averting your eyes now. You probably don’t wanna keep reading. It’s uncomfortable. A son that opens his own skin. A daughter that stays up all night counting her bones. A friend who is hiding her bruises, scared like hell of being left alone. These are the things you don’t talk about, you learned that in school and from your parents. ”Stay away from these people with these problems, they ’turned out wrong’”. And so you go through life, maybe reading about it, see it as a story in a fiction movie. Blind idiot.. It’s happening right in front of your eyes, and nothing is gonna change that until we accept the simple fact that it exists. These people are not gonna talk about it until we make it okay to talk about

I want to talk about this. I need to talk about this. But there are no words that will ever describe what I feel and what I see and who I am, and so I turn to the only thing I know. I turn to art. 

I’ve always been inspired by the way dancers can talk without using words, the way they are the definition of control and getting lost at the same time. And so I reached out to two of my favorite dancers, Enza Cara and Francesco Caraasking if they wanted to tell this story through their art, and I am so honored to get to do this with them. I’m using my music, these dancers are using their movements, and the result is an official music-video to my song ‘I’ll Never Tell’, with these dancers speaking their language, and I’m speaking mine. Together we’re hoping that we can open someone’s eyes. That it can leave a scar, make a mess inside someone, just like it has done to me. Hoping that it can make someone out there aware. Hoping that maybe if we dare to acknowledge this, and say that it’s okay to talk about, because you’re not alone, then maybe one single person out there dare to talk up about it too. And maybe, if more people dare to accept these truths, and that it’s probably happening to someone you love, then one day we might be able to do something about this. Maybe one day these people can get to experience what living really is, too. That it’s not supposed to be that hard. And they won’t be ashamed to admit their struggles. 


I’ll Never Tell by the Glass Child

May 17th is the official release-date for the video and I’ll Never Tell will also be released as a single on Itunes and Spotify and all other online-stores. But in the mean-time I want your help. Art is a universal language, and I’ve grown to see my life through it. Understand life through it. Through music, dancing, photography, writings and literature, poetry, drawings etc. etc. And now I’m asking you to talk to me through your language, your art. I’m asking you to listen to this song, and then tell me your story through your language, your art. I’m asking you to send me photography, writings, poetry, drawings, stories, choreographies or whatever you choose to express yourself through, and together we will create a community where it’s okay to acknowledge these truths. We will be strong enough to talk about this. We will show people that this exists, and I’m sitting here 100% sure that the majority of you who are reading this, who are listening to my music, are closer to these feelings and subjects than your closest friends and family know. Am I right?


I’m not asking a lot from you, all I’m asking is that you think about this. I’m asking for acceptance. I want you to watch this video the 17th, listen to this song, hear my words, see the way these dancers are moving from their hearts, and then go out and dare to see. I’m asking you to not avert your eyes when these topics appear. And I’m asking you to share this blog, share the song, share the video. Post it on twitter, tumblr, facebook, to show people that it’s okay to talk about it - that you’re strong enough to talk about it. Because I promise you, someone you know, someone you love, is battling a battle against him or herself of some kind, without your knowledge. Or you are yourself, and together we’re strong enough.

We’re all broken enough to be humble. 


So send me your art through twitter, tumblr, facebook or to my email theglasschildmusic@gmail.com and let’s Tell The World. 



When I first started out 2009! Hair!!!! Growing it back biatches

When I first started out 2009! Hair!!!! Growing it back biatches

Too funny not to share!

Too funny not to share!

rosablonde:

If you’ve had anorexia, you’ve felt it. If you’ve fasted, you’ve felt it. If you’ve ever purged until you fainted, you’ve felt it.

That moment, that period of time when everything is suddenly tinted with your disorder. Everything seems bigger than the things behind it, like cut-outs in a pop-up…

Sometimes you spend so long trying to help other people you have to stop and take care of yourself. The Jug can only pour out so much water before it is empty and when it reaches that point it needs to be refilled…

Sometimes you spend so long trying to help other people you have to stop and take care of yourself. The Jug can only pour out so much water before it is empty and when it reaches that point it needs to be refilled…

Playing live in India

Earlier this year I released my 2nd album ‘Memory Lane’ which was sponsored by www.theestd.com a long with the music video to the title track.

Since the release the album has had fantastic reviews and aired on 7 BBC Radio stations as well as other FM stations around the world and I have enjoyed a tour with Costa Coffee raising money for the Costa Coffee Foundation whilst promoting it.

So what is next you may ask? apart from a well deserved break in St Lucia I will be setting off on a summer tour with my good friend and sensational artist The Glass Child throughout June and July 2012 and then preparing for my big trip to India to meet with my THE ESTD. and perform live which will be my first time performing outside the UK and extremely exciting. 

My ultimate goal and the one I work every day so hard on is to be an international artist. Working with a company like THE ESTD. who are a global brand is a massive step in this direction and together I am excited to see what we can make happen!

Company Profile of THE ESTD www.theestd.com
After the success of the last 4 years in the aviation sector under the name InterGlobe General Aviation, we are extremely pleased to have now broadened our product offering and undergone a re-launch to become InterGlobe Established Private Limited. 
Now branded as THE ESTD, we aim to set the benchmark in luxury lifestyle across the Asian shores by promoting a portfolio of the most unique, fun and exclusive products which represent the essence of Elegance, Style, Thrill and Desire.
From executive jets to luxury yachts, sports cars to mini submarines, we have scanned the globe to bring to you the most exceptional products the world has to offer and provide a one stop shop which redefines the ultimate in lifestyle products. Taking reference from its audience, THE ESTD. is a company for the Established, by the Established.
Puppy love

Puppy love

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