Outfit of the Day, Mental Health and Northampton FAMFest - StephLeaMead

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Outfit of the Day, Mental Health and Northampton FAMFest

Hey beautiful people, how are you?
   So this Primark dress is actually a night dress, because f**k the rules, am I right?
I absolutely adore all animal prints, I don't know if you can tell from this zebra print dress and the yellow and black snake skin bag haha, but I saw this dress on Instagram and I fell in love and literally searched a lot of Primarks for it. I finally found it in the London Oxford Street store and grabbed it so quick!

These photos were taken in Northampton town centre in the underpass that used to lead up to the old bus station there. It used to be an eerie, dark place that you'd try to avoid but some amazingly talented artists have adorned the walls with their gorgeous art work and it looks incredible!
There was festival there to showcase the graffiti from artists such as Uncle Stubble and bring the Northampton community together. They had henna and glitter tattoo stands, food business selling pizza, bubble waffles and a local company called BoxFood who do amazing vegan food. I've had their quesadilla at a vegan festival once and it was gorgeous. They also had DJs and singers doing spoken words which sounded so inspiring and moved me.
It was all set up by Norfamton which you can check out here, especially if you're local to me! - https://www.facebook.com/norfamton/

Focusing more on Uncle Stubble's latest art installation there; It's a beautiful tribute to Keith Flint who recently tragically committed suicide. He was only 49 years of age, and had suffered from mental health for a long time. Depression doesn't care how successful you are, how much money you make, how loved you are or anything along these lines. Depression doesn't let you think of yourself as worthy, won't let you see that family and friends love you dearly, or anything else logical. As a mental health sufferer myself, I understand this way too much than I'd like to admit sometimes.
If you're having thoughts of suicide or self harm please, please seek help. From your family, friends, GP, Samaritans, CALM, Papyrus, even me. If you want to drop me a message just to relate to someone, take your mind off of things, anything; I'm here.
More people are there than you think, trust me. You. Are. Loved.

Thank you Uncle Stuble for raising awareness in Northampton about this important issue - Check his work out here. https://www.facebook.com/Uncle-Stubble

Lots of love to you all,
Thank you for reading, it's very much appreciated.
StephLeaMead X

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