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About the Artist
Louisa Foley is an illustrator based in Leeds, whose project, Are We Nearly Bare yet, “aims to subvert the male gaze and reclaim ownership of the ‘Nude’ for self identifying women.”
Through her colorful and sometimes provocative artwork, Louisa showcases the diversity, beauty, and even humour of the nude form, in order to dispel what might be typical judgements, and instead liberate women and non binary people.
In Support Of
It’s an LGBTQ+ mental health charity run by LGBTQ+ people. This charity is important to me for more than one reason. Our government is currently failing to support and protect LGBTQ+ people, making this charity a crucial source to many. Being a queer woman who has needed to seek therapy, this charity feels particularly close to my heart. To have therapists tailored to work with sexuality and identity is so important. I’ve experienced uncomfortable therapy sessions in which therapists haven’t used correct terminology and have undermined my sexuality, making the whole experience uncomfortable and exacerbating the problems I have been struggling with.
When you are queer and have mental health issues, it can feel like discrimination is coming at you from every angle. These LGBTQ+ services are crucial to give people an even footing in life, and this is why I want to talk about MIND OUT.