Editorial: 'modern muses'

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Reimagining historical Greek figures with contemporary women of colour.

photography Derrick Kakembo film director Remi Laudat creative direction Chinasa Chukwu creative / production Elvira Vedelago styling Isabelle Landicho make-up Eliza Clarke, Jasmine Hamilton, Michelle Leandra hair Shanice Noel, Rianna Henry nails Roxanne Campbell studio THRDS gaffer SHL Lighting LTD camera assistant Luke Joseph Prentice, with thanks to Abisoye Odugbesan

 
 

In this film, eight women across the fields of arts and sciences share messages of inspiration.

 
 

nikita gill

epic poetry

 
 

“I’m writing for the person out there who feels alone, so that they know they aren’t alone in those great, powerful and overwhelming feelings.”


falana

music

 
 
 
 
 
 

“I hope that my music will inspire young women and young girls to be unique, be bold, be different and be okay with that.”


nqobilé

dance

 
 

“The world is so big, there are so many opportunities. Live your dreams, it’s possible.”


andi osho

comedy

 
 
 
 
 

“To know that people are feeling something when they experience my work - whether it’s joy, laughter - that feels like the perfect impact.”

 

anaïs

lyrics & song

 
 

“My intention when creating music is for it to empower people. Whoever needs that song at a moment in their life, for it to mean something. To help them come into their own.”


ghina halabi

astronomy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“When people ask me what I do, I tell them my job is out of this world. And it’s actually true.”


theresa lola

sacred poetry

 
 

“I hope that my work is a light in any dark tunnel it finds itself.”


anjli mohindra

drama

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“My aim is to bring as much truth as I can to the stories that I tell.”

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‘modern muses’ editorial originally featured in POSTSCRIPT No. 2.