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Raquel

Raquel Yerolemou is a Cypriot/Canadian self-taught artist that strives to…

Raquel Yerolemou is a Cypriot/Canadian self-taught artist that strives to make people uncomfortable through her art, be it photography or poetry.

”My work is heavily based on body positivity and women regaining their sexuality back, that which was stolen from them. Women have been shamed and blamed for their right to live in a shameless skin; most of my photography/writings portray strong women who fight back against a society that tries to devour them to a crisp.”

“My work is also heavily inspired by the ugly side of life, the trauma, the shame, the evil, the guilt. The emotions and life lessons people try so hard to shove at the back of their minds. I think this is what makes art so special, it forces you to see the things you don’t want to. Art is supposed to comfort the disturb, and disturb the comfortable.”

Raquel’s muses are wearing the Dahlia set & Arya set

You can read her poetry at her blog

https://6pills.blogspot.com

And check her excellent photography here

https://www.instagram.com/6pills/