INSPIRATIONAL 14: the artists
The poet Louise Wallwein is one of the artists featured in the new issue of Inspirational - Inspirational 14: Personal Portraits. I met Louise briefly when I was in Manchester, introduced by the artist Stiofan O'Ceallaigh. I loved Louise straight off. I loved her poise, her confidence, her look, her projection of self. But also talking to her, I soon realised that all of this was hard won, that her journey towards self was a long and difficult one. Louise was the unknown instigator to what this issue was to become, stories of overcoming prejudice, aggression, bullying, stories that are personal, but inspirational. You can be what you want to be, what you are meant to be, what you know inside you that you are destined to be. That your gender choice should be part of this self-discovery to me seems self-evident, but to others it is a bitterly fought over choice.
Inspirational 14 is the first full print issue of Inspirational. It can be purchased from the following link (http://johnhopper.bigcartel.com/), and will be posted to any destination on the planet.
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