New Uplift Contributor – Sina Becker

Say hello to Sina Becker, the talented illustrator who created the fantastic image adorning our latest feature. Check out the piece ‘Hollaback Grrrl‘, by Lydia Harris, to see what Sina has conjured up!

Sina Becker

“Hello lovely Uplift readers, my name is Sina and I’m a 23 year old illustrator who is currently based in the big scary city of London. Having moved around my whole life I have been lucky to have been exposed to all kinds of wonderful people and cultures which have had a great influence on my approach and style in art.

I have just finished doing illustrations for Ameila’s Anthology on alternative energy and whilst I’m not doing that I’m illustrating for various beautiful independent magazines and on-line publications, as well as doing band art work and any fun projects which come my way.

Momentarily I have developed a new obsession with set building and making hand made 3D props which I use in photo-shoots and on costumes.

It’s great fun working with Uplift, helping send out a strong message and I look forward to seeing what exciting new projects and articles the future still has in store for us. X”

To see more of Sina’s work, visit her website, or you can read her interview with here!

By: Sarah Barnes, 06.12.2009 | Comments (0)
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New Feature – Hollaback Grrrl

Street harassment is something we, as women, will encounter far too often and it can be accompanied by the fear, if not the reality, of sexual assault, violence and rape. In light of this, Lydia Harris welcomes the arrival of a British Hollaback movement;

I was so excited to hear that the UK now has its own Hollaback blog. For people who haven’t come across one of these blogs before, they’re essentially accounts of street harassment from women in various US cities. It’s a great way for women to vent their experiences, rather than just bottling up that impotent rage that many of us feel after dealing with sexual comments from strangers.

After all, how many of us feel up to confronting these swines after we’ve been humiliated and degraded? We often just slope off red-faced with our skin crawling, angry at them for daring to speak to us like that and angry at ourselves for saying nothing in return. And this is exactly the reaction they want…

Read the full article here.

(Illustration by Sina Becker)

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