As a continuation of our recent Keep On Being You series, we photographed Beth Brice for our newest #InYourOwnSkin campaign. Celebrating individuality and proving that we can all be confident #InYourOwnSkin. Beth is a university student who has psoriasis, we street cast her for this campaign locally in Manchester. This is her first campaign and first time modelling and we hope she does more.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a uni student, living in Manchester. I’ve never modelled before so this is new and exciting.
What made you want to take part in the shoot today?
I was approached by one of your colleagues in Cafe Nero purchasing a hot chocolate! She told me about the campaign and I thought it was amazing because I’ve always tried to hide my skin. It’s was a good chance for me to feel more confident in my skin and promote skin empowerment.
What does body positivity mean to you?
It’s about accepting who you are and the skin you were born with. Growing up I always wanted to change it and thought about trying to figure out what I could do to change it. I’ve realised it’s about accepting it.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mum, she’s always telling me ‘no matter what your skin looks like you’re still pretty and you’ll always be you’. It’s always nice to have support from your parents.
What is beauty to you?
Beauty to me is about what’s inside, personality, happiness, love and acceptance. If you can accept and love yourself then that’s a pretty beautiful thing to me.
Do you have a life mantra?
Me and my brother have this saying that ‘we’re here for a good time, not a long time’.
What does female empowerment mean to you?
Through history women have been told to be passive and submissive, so changing that will empower women in today’s society.
What advice would you say to your younger self?
Stop being frustrated with yourself, accept yourself and embrace yourself. At the end of the day, no one cares and we’re all here for the same reason.
What album are you loving right now / what’s on your current playlist?
This amazing girl called no name and her album is called Telephone. It’s amazing.
Who’s your ultimate style icon?
Mia Karachi, her style is flawless
What outfit would you wear for the rest of your life?
Probably pyjamas, they’re the comfiest clothes you can ever wear!
What do you think the fashion industry could do more of to empower women?
I think it could include women from all ethnicities, all social backgrounds and all ages.
What is one thing you’re most proud of?
Definitely sticking through education for this long!
Who should we be following on Instagram right now?
Mia Karachi and her dog has an account called Larry Dingus! The most beautiful wolf/dog/husky ever.
What are you working on for 2018?
My first year of university, happiness and wellbeing.