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Jasmine for The Medusas

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Shooting Jasmine was an absolute delight, we shot in her bedroom which had incredible lighting.
She showed me her venerable side even before we started shooting. She told me about her experience being a sex worker and having her consent broken. 

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She has a prolapsed asshole due to someone sticking their penis into her without her permission. This happened when she was 16. Jasmine was homeless at 14. Becoming a sex worker has been a healing experience as having sex is on her terms now.
 

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When she was younger, she focused more on making other people happy rather than fulfilling her sexual desires.
 

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Jasmine got into dangerous situations inside and outside of her work, she has had violent relationships, coming from both ends. She thought that it was just expected to be like this, that shoving a finger or a penis inside of her asshole without consent was normal and expected, this happened a lot more outside of work than when she was in the brothel.

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Jasmine has an interesting struggle with her body and sexuality. She lost her virginity at 13, and used to stretch out her clitoral hood, thinking that it was an undeveloped penis. This is not unheard of when girls are coming of age and don’t have the education on their own bodies, or if they are grown zΩto be shameful of their female body parts. 

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We were also talking about a group of extremist feminists called the unnamable shrews who were grafting Melbourne posters who were against sex workers. Which seems harmless at first but reinforcing the stereotype that sex workers are dirty is harmful for the safety of sex workers.
Jasmine is one of the most beautiful people i’ve had the pleasure i’ve meeting. Thank-you so much for shooting with me and telling me your story.

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Cape Kitten

I've previously done a set at Cape Schanck, with an old friend, and thought it was about time I went back and shot it with a new one. 

This location is very close to my heart as it was where I went to escape when I lived in Melbourne, I would go out in the early hours of the morning and go out to the lighthouse to take photos of the stars. I met all sorts of characters while I was out there, some taking photos like me, some lighting campfires with their friends. 

This set features It's My State Of Liberty gowns, Dita Von Teese lingerie, Alannah Hill, La Perla Lingerie, Hopeless Lingerie, Voodoo Hosiery and Agent Provocateur which are of the models own collection. Kitten was an absolute pleasure to work with, we had so much fun on this shoot and I can't thank her enough for being so patient with me in waiting for these photos to be edited and of course, released to the public. 

If you're wanting to see the full set, head over to my Patreon here where this set is available for $10+ Patrons. 
Kitten Le Bow Instagram.

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Golden Afternoon

Hello! It has been a while. 
This photoset was shot a year ago, it was shot before I got sick... before I even knew what anti-NMDA Encephalitis was. It was a time where I was comfortable, nothing was going wrong, and I felt in my element. I was just about to go to Melbourne, and I had money in the bank. It's safe to say that the story doesn't end there and I rode off into the sunset on a white horse. 

Although times have been hard in the last year, and my health issues have been the core reason for my lack of posting, shooting and editing. I am back now, and I am ready to finally retouch the images from Melbourne and get back into shooting in Brisbane with my old friends and new models.

This shoot was shot with Rebeckah Wurzbacher on makeup, Alice X modelling and Grace Reid assisting. It was a picture perfect day, a little chilly but tonnes of fun and very messy for one of us. Times have definitely changed now, we're all busy, some of us aren't in the country and some of us have children to take care of but all in all we're a great bunch of individuals that came together a year ago and created some magic for this shoot and I will remember that day forever. 

Here's what we created, you can see more images on my Patreon here.
 

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Forgiveness

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The original photo (with red hair) was taken the day I ran away from Melbourne. I had quit my job a few minutes beforehand and wanted an image to mark the day that I made the decision to leave everything.  This was a really difficult day for me, but it was the best thing I have done for myself. If I had stayed in Melbourne, I wouldn't have had the support network and I doubt that I would be here writing this.  The new photo (with blue hair) was taken on the first day of being back in Melbourne 2 years later, to the month. I have now come to terms with why I left, and have absolved all guilt that I had associated to this day and the years to come. I forgive myself, and I now know that it wasn't selfish, it was necessary. From now on I need to trust my judgement and take time to practice self-care. Since the original photo I have been diagnosed with bipolar and now take steps toward keeping myself stable. I'm off the medication now and using natural methods to keep myself in control.  I have changed so much over the two years since I first went to Melbourne. I've gained so much more self-awareness and appreciation for my brain. Even though sometimes it doesn't work exactly how it should, I have a pretty beautiful way of seeing the world when i'm okay, and it makes it all worth it.  I can sincerely say that I am happy. I'm glad i'm still here.  

Jessica
10 August 2017

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