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Jemima Kirke speaking her Truth

"I used to think freedom was being not attached to anything. I've been working on redefining that."

Jemima Kirke is best known from her role as Jessa in Lena Dunham’s show GIRLS. Being Jessa, she showed us a tough character with a femme fatale attitude. This video shows us a Jemima Kirke talking truthfully about her first role, the pressure she feels as an artist, as well as intimate thoughts.

Becoming a mother came as a shock

Most surprisingly is her telling us that she had the tremendously feeling of being a mother in her twenties, that simply didn’t feel ready: ”The guilt hit me the second she came out of me – like, I was her mother, you know. Because I realized – it was like – Oh my god, what did I just do? I just released a suffering person.“

What is hidden underneath your clothes?

This video is just one part of The What’s Underneath project by StyleLikeU. After 8 years of interviews, the team published their second book called True Style is What’s Underneath: The Self-Acceptance Revolution. They aim to uncover authentic style, which comes from underneath – your spirit. 

The meaning of it

Their interviews show us something very important. At times where social media and perfect staged photographs put on a fake reality, is still hope for authenticity . There is a Self-Acceptance Revolution that slowly spreads the world from corner to corner. How else are we able to see unretouched photographs that detest the idea of a perfectly airbrushed body. Nobody looks like the women in the magazines, not even the women themselves.

Not only do we have to learn from stories like these. We also need to be open and tolerant when it comes to our every day life. How often do we read something on the internet, but how many of us really apply newly learned suggestions to real life?

These interviews show us truth, courage, emotions, and real, authentic human beings. I am very thankful for the team of StyleLikeU to share their ideas.

Portrait picture in black and white of Jemima Kirke, actress

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