An evening with Neon Moon Models Essie Dennis, Kitty Underhill, Nyome Williams and Maya Felix - talking all things male gaze, body positivity, feminism and being trolled online to bring inclusion to the table.
Neon Moon's CEO & Founder, Hayat Rachi, will be hosting the event and delving into the inner workings of the glorious Neon Moon Models.
Entrance to The Shard is via The Shard Offices (not The View). Go up the escalators from London Bridge Underground Station to the rotating doors of The Shard and a member of our team will meet you there to sign you in!
6.30pm - Arrive and mingle
7pm - Talk begins
8pm - Q&A
8.30pm - Meet and greet with the Neon Moon Models
Essie is recovering from an eating disorder and is now a fabulous curvy model, with brains to boot! She loves modelling but was fed up with hyper-sexualised plus-sized modelling shoots. Growing up with a single mother with amazing political views has made Essie the amazing feminist woman she is now!
Kitty is an emerging ‘inbetweenie’ model, working to show those girls who aren’t the classically beautiful tall skinny models or the stunning plus-size that they’re just as wonderful too! She’s beat bullies to become a confident model and even more confident woman. She’s also an actress and TV presenter (a multi-talented beaut!) Kitty’s bringing representation to inbetweenies as far reached as she can!
Nyome is our fearless body loving beauty. She used to struggle with her body and being a different build to everyone she knew in her class at school but is now a fully-fledged body-posi star! She knows all about how the societal constructs can effect girls and is working to ensure everyone knows the beauty standard we perceive doesn’t exist because we’re all unique with beautiful cellulite, stretchmark’s and rolls!
Maya is a mixed-raced bisexual queen! She found us in our fabulous V&A event and we knew straight away how perfect she was for Neon Moon. Maya lives for the little things in life like the smell of peaches or mangos at a fruit stand or when the perfect song comes on shuffle. She’s the star of body hair positivity but it didn’t come easily.
With less than a £5 behind her but a clear business idea and the drive to make it happen, Hayat has built up a lingerie brand to break the status quo. By bringing Neon Moon into the world she’s not only built an amazing platform for body positivity and empowerment but has proved so many people wrong in the process. Hayat’s always there to bring out the best in those around her!
Find out more about Neon Moon via - www.neonmoon.co