LOVE YOUR CORE
CELEBRATING WOMEN’S VALUES FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
This February, we're celebrating self-love and love for the people around us. For our new Wardrobe Essentials campaign, we've asked five women from different backgrounds with strong values for positive change to sit in front of the camera and talk to us about their work and ethics.
We're delighted to present Ghino Parker, Naomi Alexander Naidoo, Jessica Horn, Yerosha Windrich and Dr Jude Galea. Over the next few weeks, they will tell their stories in their own words and hopefully inspire you to take actions and become a Champion of Change, while loving yourself a little bit more in the process.
A youth worker and community consultant, who has worked within the NHS to build on a health based approach to tackling youth violence, she currently works to disrupt systems that compound child exploitation. Ghino gives a voice to young people and helps them find their path within communities. As a young Kurdish Refugee, she found a new home in West London and her diverse experiences continue to inspire her work celebrating young people and their culture.
NAOMI ALEXANDER NAIDOO
Naomi is responsible for partnerships and outreach work at online organisation Chayn which uses tech to support survivors of gender-based violence and help them heal from trauma. As an advisor for the Make My Money Matter campaign, she is passionate about transforming the financial system and encouraging women to take positive social and climate actions with their personal finances.
Jessica is an African feminist activist, writer, poet, speaker and technical advisor on women’s rights, fighting against gendered injustices and finding ways to prevent violence before it even happens. She’s a founding member of the African Feminist Forum and has worked for two decades with activist organisations to build feminist freedoms and futures.
Songwriter and producer Yerosha is one half of experimental music duo Bon Music Vision, which she shares with her partner. Bon’s philosophy is to create art in the spirit of inclusiveness, be it social, sexual or racial, and grew out of a desire to support and give a voice to the Other. Sustainable fashion is her second passion, and realising the social and human impact of the fashion industry made her embrace more responsible shopping habits and an ethical lifestyle.
DR JUDE GALEA
Working as an A&E doctor for the past 16 years, Jude discovered the limitations of western medicine and entered the world of alternative therapies. Well-travelled from Africa to the Amazon, Australia to India, she started the Dr Body Mind Soul platform to allow modern science and ancient wisdom to come together and explore the future of healing.