Freedom is living your life how you truly want to despite what any source thinks. With Kylie Jenner, Rap/Trap culture, and so much promoting low-self esteem, promiscuity, and poor choices, we hope to give a message that although you may not be perfect, whether the status quo tells you to be wild or a goody toe-shoes knowing, loving, and being who you really are, which could be neither, is always the best option.
Despite what some may say, lip fillers, drugs, and so on canNOT make you happy. Happiness is a choice you make every day, which is what makes it so special, because no one can take happiness from you. You get it by simply being kind to yourself and being a leader, not a follower. Youth is still the future, and we need to protect them.
No Pressure by Karine Charlemagne
From zero to one
Nothing but fun.
Joys of being a bun.
Love shining harder than the sun.
There’s two and three.
Still enough time for me.
New things to learn and see.
Nothing’s been taken away from me.
Four, five, six.
Much added to the mix.
The initiation of learning this
Life has limits.
Seven, eight, nine.
Still doing just fine.
Yes, I have done some crying,
But I can still wait my time.
My pain is but mild.
And no, I don’t mind
The course, of course, of being a child.
10, 11, 12.
Now we speak for ourselves?
I see all the choices on the shelves,
I am left to make without help.
13, 14, 15.
Now I see how very mean
These decisions can be,
Denying everything that is me.
I inhale and never exhale these dreams
That are plastered on every screen.
No, it is not what I need!
What do you mean?
I can be the seen
As the most desirable feen
If I give in to this scheme?
Yes, a scheme.
Not a dream.
Addictive like ecstasy.
No, I still can’t breathe.
Time is continuously speeding.
My heart too quickly beating
So painful it is bleeding…
Yes, I know these persuasions have no meaning.
Joy and happiness are not drugs nor drinking
Nor plastic surgery nor chemicals injecting.
All that’s been infecting
My innocent soul that everyone and everything keeps rejecting.
It’s forcing me.
My vision’s so blurred I mistakenly
Try to be
Everything on that screen
That’s poisoned my mind indeed.
But yes, I do see.
I can let go and just be
16, 17, 18.
Still many years of decision making.
I chose wise and enjoyed the taking
Of the control
I never have to lose
And never will.
In a world
Of ever-changing norms,
There is no need for strife.
No matter how powerful the storms,
I am still the owner of my life.
Creative Direction by Karine Charlemagne
Designs by Tashii Couture
Photography and Retouch by Joe Velez
Hair, Makeup, and Styling by Karine Charlemagne
Model Agency @ Chez Les Mannequins