GURLS TALK has teamed up with Embellished Talk, an online platform that explores the different works of textiles designers. Founded by Rebeckah Kemi Apara, she has picked four other designers and hand embroidered 20 t-shirts in various sizes. 100% of the proceeds from the t-shirts will go to the Baytree Centre; a women's and girls charity that supports social inclusion through educational programmes and activities.
My name is Sofia Salazar and I'm a textiles designer from Argentina now living in the U.K.
I worked on my pieces in the sincerest way. Confident and decided lines, straight on the fabric, knowing from the start that they wouldn't be perfect but also knowing that I can work with my mistakes. Acknowledging my faults, fears and mistakes, but not letting them stop me is what empowerment means to me.
Talking about our weaknesses is actually brave. I like how Gurls Talk is about the importance of having a space and creating our own space. A space to be seen, to be heard, to be safe. I like how it is also about the importance of having something to say...
girls, let's talk!