This is the last of the Power of Makeup Series (for NOW). I’ll rest up a bit on this and focus more on other projects like spoken word, poetry and videos on mental health (which is my biggest advocacy right now).
I’m not supposed to post this yet but in light of Amy Bleuel’s death (she committed suicide), I decided I will. This spoken word piece is very close to me. I wrote it one day and while writing it, I was a sobbing mess. It took me days before I know I could read it and do a spoken word video without being an emotional wreck.
This is the second attire I wore during the shoot I had in Toronto with my good friend Raisa De Pano along with Chi as assist. For this set it’s more conceptual than fashion. It’s dainty and sweet and it’s a struggle for me to be err dainty and sweet because it’s not my style or my personality. For the first set ( B L A C K), please go here.
We shot this set late in the afternoon, like after lunch. What I like about the weather in Toronto at that time, that it was not too hot. It was really nice despite being summer. It felt like spring so even if we were shooting after lunch to late afternoon we didn’t die of the heat.
If there is one thing I learned and observed as I suffer from depression is that who I am now is not who I was before. Things change in you when things spiral down hill in your head.
So let me share to you a short spoken word of the many conversations with myself.
March. What’s so special about March? Besides the start of summer in the Philippines or a new season of RPDR, March is International Women’s Month or Women’s Month.
In honor of women everywhere, I decided to make a spoken word video.
I dedicate this to all the women in the world, to my fellow women and to the women in my life that has given the strength to be who I am right now. This is for you.