Scratch That Itch: Be Who You Want To Be
In partnership with Ace & Tate
Our identity is never one set, static thing. We are all fluid beings made up of different facets and dimensions that change day-to-day. Recognising this Ace & Tate is an eyewear brand that allow you to experiment with style and mix up the frames you wear depending on how you feel. Their collections celebrate this universal truth that we are complex people made up of many thoughts, feelings, urges, wants, needs, likes, dislikes and itches that need scratching—all the things that make us uniquely individual.
We wanted to explore this further by speaking to some of our favourite women about the multiple sides of their identity and how their style and various creative outlets help them express the different aspects of their personalities. We delved into heritage to discuss how your background and upbringing can impact on identity and why the people around you really shape your outlook.
We travelled to Leeds and Manchester to meet Emma Low of Pot Yer Tits Away Luv, we hung out in the Midlands and London with editor and writer Tahmina Begum and visited the studio of artist/illustrator Joey Yu. The conversations were as rich and diverse as the women themselves and ultimately reveal there is more to each of us than meets the eye.
You can read all of the full interviews at the links below.
Joey Yu, artist and illustrator
"My identity is layered, I can be as equally boisterous as I can be quiet and reflective."
Tahmina Begum, Editor-in-Chief, XXY Magazine and HuffPost UK Reporter
"Seeing my parents graft so hard, showed me that my reality is very lucky…”