When you were growing up – who where your heroes?
Other than my family members (who I love dearly), there were not too many female role-models in society who appealed to me. I was not drawn in to the stereotypical female role models – the movie starts, the catwalk models – I was drawn towards wrestlers.
I loved the drama of it all. The spectacle. The likes of Sensational Sheri, Miss Elizabeth, and women who were strong, and powerful women making it in a male dominated sport that is wrestling.
Why this project and why The Eve Appeal?
Photography has always been a passion of mine – I was always was the one at the back of the school coach on trips with the camera taking pictures of people and places. A picture always triggers a memory for me and I want the images from this calendar to trigger those memories of childhood. A trip to a wrestling show in 2002 with a camera in my hand and British Wrestling Pictures was born.
I heard about the Eve Appeal due to the work of Rhia O’Reilly when she did some charity work for them last year and I took the time to look in to them and the work they do. I learnt a lot regarding checked them out.
What about beyond the calendar?
Like the likes of Sensational Sheri, Luna and co were heroes for me, I would love if the ladies of our own island’s wrestling scene are heroes for the next generation of kids – telling them what they do. The ladies of the calendar come from all walks of life and backgrounds – they are all the exact same when they get in to that ring.
Awareness of British Wrestling and the women in it is a huge deal for us so we have just launched our news service which will included exclusive blogs and articles from around the wrestling scene – we have other expansion plans as well. Keep staying tuned to the site!