skinny girl diet

We head out onto the streets of London to find out how the cool kids would change the world, who they'd chose for Prime Minister and the best thing about being young in 2015.

by i-D Staff
18 August 2015, 4:23am

Where are you from?
Delilah Holliday: Holloway.
Ursula Holliday: North London.
Amelia Cutler: I was born in Tokyo, but grew up in North West London.

What do you do?
Delilah Holliday: Play guitar, sing and write songs in a band.
Ursula Holliday: I act, play drums and sing sometimes.
Amelia Cutler: Bassist in Skinny Girl Diet and a university student.

Where's your favourite place?
Delilah Holliday: My favourite places are probably new places I can explore. I like different locations like abandoned junk yards or streets or alleyways or estates or forests anywhere where no one is around.
Ursula Holliday: I love aquariums because I wanna be a mermaid or a siren. Watch out boys.
Amelia Cutler: I like being at home mostly.

Our current issue is The Activist Issue, what would you stand up for?
Delilah Holliday: I stand for people having human rights and being treated fairly and equally.
Ursula Holliday: I stand for equality. For girls to feel like they don't have to wait to get 'saved' by a prince charming in order for them to be happy. Girl gangs really appealed to our band because we wanted to promote the idea of reclaiming the streets and not feeling as though you can't walk down the street without some form of sexual harassment or sleazy freak following you down the road. Tough girls who aren't to be messed with, who aren't the stereotypical weak girls the media presents females as, coming in packs. Which defies the whole imposed idea that women are 'catty', 'bitchy' and hate one another. I think being in a band like ours hopefully encourages females to have this mindset, males to join us in this equality and dance together without any unspoken judgment or sexism.
Amelia Cutler: Intersectional feminism. I think it's really important to stand up against all forms of oppression. I feel really strongly about racism, transphobia, but I think it's really important to fight against discrimination of all forms.

Who do you look to for inspiration when it comes to standing up for what you believe in?
Delilah Holliday: People from the past, my parents, people I see on streets who have horrible stuff to deal with in life, and the news sometimes.
Ursula Holliday: I look for inspiration in different issues I see on a daily basis and put that anger in my music. The government's lies, politicians being buffoons, UKIP, the hidden police brutality and racism, the misogynistic throw away comments, homophobia, people who are calculated in what they wear/listen to in order to be deemed as cool by other people, the institutionalised meaningless social groups in schools where the 'popular' kids don't actually matter outside of there stupid fake friendship circles, anti-frizz adverts making curly hair be deemed as ugly or bad, the corporate arseholes in suits that think us creatives should get 'proper jobs'. The list that feeds my anger and inspires me is endless.
Amelia Cutler: The people around me. I've been lucky enough to have lots of very strong, opinionated women around me all my life, such as my lovely band mates, and they're all my inspiration.

If you could choose anyone in the world to be prime minister, who would you choose and why?
Delilah Holliday: Frida Kahlo because she's talented, would make the city brighter, and actually seemed like she gave a shit about people and their human rights.
Ursula Holliday: John Lydon because he would make everyone eat Country Life butter, and that's the best butter.
Amelia Cutler: One of my closest friends who's the women's officer at the university of Birmingham. We pretty much share the same views in everything and the UK would be in great hands.

What's the best thing about being young in 2015?
Delilah Holliday: I think that now, because nothing is very inspiring anymore, there are people trying to change that and create something new and I think that's what the best thing about being young in 2015 is.
Ursula Holliday: We still have time to change the world we're still young we don't have to repeat the past.
Amelia Cutler: Knowing we'd have a hard time making a bigger mess of the world than previous generations.



Photography Josh Osborne

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