Laura – For the Fearless
This film is for the fearless. A celebration of bravery and beauty. Laura Ashleigh Meyer‘s incredible passion and determination to embrace life in all its glory teaches us what it means to be fearless.
“Beauty means being able to celebrate the things that make you unique. It’s having the ability to stand there proudly and own what makes you, you.”
The beauty industry has always had a set of unwritten rules as to what we should be aspiring to be or look like. Consequently, inclusion has not played the role it should have, resulting in a lot of marginalised communities. However, stories like Laura’s have begun challenging these norms, to allow for more inclusivity and more diversity.
Although we have come a long way, there is still an incredible amount of work to be done to normalise inclusivity and representation. Because of individuals like Laura, who have devoted their platform to expanding the standards of beauty, we’re moving forward.
Laura fearlessly challenges the standards of beauty
Having been born with a spinal defect, she has had to overcome daily struggles and barriers of inclusion. These challenges are very apparent in the beauty and fashion industries. As a model and fashion designer, Laura hopes to give representation to the disabled community within the notoriously exclusive world of beauty and fashion.
Her goal, through projects like “For the Fearless’, is to rewrite the narrative around differently-abled peoples. She wants to provide a space of inclusion and acceptance, and challenge the standards of beauty.
This film is dedicated to the pioneers, the allies, the fearless leaders. It is for those breaking glass ceilings and embracing their confidence, whereby allowing others to do the same.
It is meant to serve as a catalyst for larger conversations around representation in the fashion and beauty worlds.
Starring Laura Meyer
Represented by Topco Models
Directed by Dillon Buirski
Produced by we are_
Shot by Nicol Dippenaar
Assisted by Thaakir Ackerman
Lighting by Grant Forbes | John Mureymi | Siegfried Krull
Grips by Elrick Davids | Shalton Lewis
Art by Jako van Heerden
Styling by Robynne Kahn
HMU by Richard Wilkinson
Garments by Shana Morland
Jewellery by Kirsten Goss
Offline Edit by Luka Scott
Online Edit by Kyle Stroebel
Sound Design by Bart Larter
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