For 2017, we feel that it is especially important to celebrate women who have impacted, participated in, and have interacted with our company. The “Year of the Outre Woman” is our love letter to all of the wonderful women that embody the different characteristics of what it means to be an #OutreWoman.
Who is the #OutreWoman? The #OutreWoman is a woman with big dreams and bold ambition. She’s the woman who is calm and composed in the midst of chaos. She’s the woman who can do it all, and then some. She’s the woman who is unapologetically herself, always. This year, we celebrate this woman gladly. We celebrate her for her strength, her grace, her beauty.
For our first #OutreWoman feature, we are honored to feature Rochelle Brockington, a body positive fashion and lifestyle photographer who’s experience and insight extend far past her short 21 years.
What is your favorite part of photography?
I like being able to catch people as they are.
In terms of representation, how do you work towards including different kinds of subjects?
I always try to use people with different body shapes, different sizes, genders, non –conforming genders. I want to normalize people as they are.
What does photography mean to you?
Photography is subjective, you could take pictures of anything. You could do whatever you want when it comes to photography. It’s fun, it can be beautiful, it can be sad, and it can be whatever you want it to be. It’s a good way for people to get to know themselves. I’ve gotten to know myself a lot better.
Being a woman, what challenges did you face when working in this industry?
I don’t really rely on my gender, I just let my work speak for itself, and at the same time I feel like I’m very girly so I like incorporating that. I can pour my heart into photography any way I want to.
Be sure to follow Rochelle and her work on Instagram at: @fatleopard.jpeg, and stay tuned on our social channels for more of our Year of the #OutreWoman.