1. If you wear makeup, why do you wear makeup and how often do you wear makeup?
I wear makeup when I'm going to an event or out, and sometimes I'll do my eyeshadow if I feel like being artsy or concealer if I have a spot.
2. What made you want to participate in this portrait series?
The portraits send out a really powerful and important message in a society full of beauty-focused Instagram accounts and fashion magazines. I also wanted to do something completely outside of my comfort zone.
3. Is being completely makeup free something that makes you feel in any way uncomfortable?
On the whole I actually feel more uncomfortable with make up on, but I couldn't imagine going to a club, for example, makeup free.
4. Are there specific factors (positive or negative) that have influenced how you feel about how you look?
In the last few years I've started to do a lot more exercise and stopped eating meat, and feeling healthier has definitely made me feel a lot more body confident. Growing up too has made me more content with the person I am, rather than what society says I should be.
5. If there was one piece of advice for the future you could give your younger self, what would it be?
Care less about the little things.
6. When have you felt most empowered in your life?
Probably when I'm travelling - it definitely gives me a unique confidence in myself.
7. Is there a woman fictional or real that you admire? Why?
My mum. She's incredibly thoughtful and has supported and encouraged me through everything.
8. What quality do you most admire in yourself?
I like to think I'm very optimistic, I try to always see the good side of every situation.
9. Is there an achievement you are particularly proud of? Why?
Probably where I am at the moment, in terms of university, my friends and family and my experiences.
10. In daily life what are the pressures you feel most exposed to specifically as a woman?
To fit the female stereotype of pretty, weak and emotional. Pressure comes from the media, from men and from other women trying to conform to expectation. A lot of the time the pressure if hard to pinpoint because of the relentless reinforcement of gender norms and expectations.