Hi! I'm Jordy and I'm a Fashion Branding and Comms graduate from Arts University Bournemouth. I live on a boat in Dorset with my pug x border terrier - 'Jarvis'. I talk A LOT which is probably a good thing for someone with a podcast. Check it out by the way, it's Tinderella Tales on Spotify.
In the future, I plan to continue this project to bring the app to fruition as a usable product that will function as a safety net for all people choosing to do that thing our mothers always warned us about, talking to strangers from the internet, and even more so, meeting up with them.
Time and time again I was getting a variation of the same message from friends; 'I'm going on a date tonight, this is where I'm going, this is who it's with, I should be home around this time.' All of them basically sending out a package of who I should tell the police to look for, should my friend go missing or something happen to them that left them unable to tell the police themselves.
While we can all say that something needs to be done about this societal issue, because it clearly does need something done, but until we have worked to the point that any person can feel safe going out on a date without the fear that it might end in assault or murder, I felt that something needed to be done.
I collaborated with stylist friend Kwabena Devonish on this shoot to work with the concept that people should feel free and safe to go out wearing whatever clothing they want without feeling that they are 'asking for it'. The aim of this shoot was to dispel the idea that in wearing clothes that are revealing, sheer or tight fitting, this could ever be taken as consent.