My mum, Debbie is my female influence. She has always been my role model and I have always looked up to her. She is a strong woman who has worked hard; she has her own hairdressing business and I am very proud of her. In my portrait I wanted to make reference to my mum’s hairdressing but in a simple and gentle way.
Like my mum, the women of WWI worked hard to gain freedom and the right to work. If it wasn’t for these women and their fight women like my mum might never of had the chance to work, let alone have their own business.