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grace pickering

Where are you from?
London. 

What do you do?
Photographer.   

What’s the best thing about being young and female today?
Having the power and the freedom to speak my mind, to express my views and be assertive but still be allowed to wear lipstick. I'm very grateful to all the ladies who have paved the way for that. You dont have to have testicles to have balls...  

And the worst?
Finding out how mean girls really are to each other. Being a young woman in London today is a bit like living in Battle Royal but with selfies and scrunchies. Be nice to each other!  

Who are your female idols?
My beautiful friend and film maker Vivien, who amazes me with her talent, capability and elegance everyday.  Patti Smith, the first woman who ever made me feel comfortable with being awkward. 

Finish the sentence: If I were a boy…
The first thing I'd do is piss standing up. Apart from that, I'd be exactly the same. 

How would you describe your generation?
Confused but well intentioned. 

How many hours a day do you spend on social media?
I try not to get sucked in by my screen too much but i do love sharing my photographs and seeing other artists freely sharing their work online. Also really in to cat memes so to answer your question, more hours than I should...  

What is your social media of choice and why?
Instagram. I like to see what you're having for breakfast  

@grace_pickering