This past summer I had the pleasure of spending time near Portland, Maine, amongst pine groves and ferns. The book Women Who Run with the Wolves kept me company, entrenching me in myths and legends from different cultures carried by “Wild Woman” across the globe. Wild Woman is explained as being a powerful force that lives within every woman, filling them with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowledge. It represents the instinctual nature of women. The novel dives into Selkie folklore of the Irish and Welsh, La Loba, and so much more.
As I read, surrounded by the forest, the time unfolded as one of healing and consolation. By the time stylists Ebony Whitaker and Claudia Karim approached me for this fashion photoshoot, it felt important that it hold an element of the divine feminine and reflect the internal push-and-pull of a woman’s identity throughout her life.
In a time when we are constantly bombarded with howwe should look, act, and feel through social media, politics and beyond, we were inspired to create images to ground and ignite a fire of “Wild Women.”
Art Director: Maja Peirce (@majaesty)
Photographer: RINDSTUDIO (@rindstudio)
Stylist Duo: @ecstylemethod
Ebony Whitaker (@effortlessly.ebony)
Claudia Karim (@claudiatheillest) @ecstylemethod
Susan Gallagher (@holistik_love)
Monica Mora (monicamora.8)
Jenae Elise @jenae.elise_