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Olivia Mortimer  25, Johannesburg Filmmaker | Photographer @girlgaze Ambassador @myfriendned Model

I'm so in love with Johannesburg

Far, far away ๐Ÿ“ธ @werner_loves_mari

Music video for @frnge_ coming soon ๐ŸŒŠ

I had the honour of being interviewed by the powerhouse duo @honeycntza for their podcast!
We discuss Depression Memes, Childish Gambino, Menstrual Cups and Writing a Thesis. What else do you expect from me? ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
Link in bio for the Soundcloud link or you can find them on iTunes or Spotify by searching HONEYCNTZA

#girlgaze #girlgazeproject #podcast #sapodcast #southafricanpodcast #interview #mentalhealth #mentalillnessmemes #mentalhealthawareness #menstrualcup #childishgambino

I filmed my last few days of 2017 and besides the small breakdown I have in the beginning of the video it's still a treat to watch.
Link in the bio my dudes! โšก
#girlgaze #girlgazeproject #ggambassador #nye2017 #johannesburg #southafrica #buildandbloom

As some of you may or may not know, this art work is by @returntomigi and I took both of these photos in 2016.
Two days ago I saw @shaymitchell posted the photo with no credit to me or Michael. What really got me fuming was a girl, @elisehasseltine claiming ownership of my photo, I confronted her and her friends about it and was made to feel like shit.
However, I decided to make a video about it yesterday and not feel sorry for myself.

Here's to all the artists going through this shit and being made to feel crazy, I'm here for you. I also hope that you found the video funny and that you can relate to it in some way โค link in the bio, you knoooow!
P.s To all my baby angels for sticking up for me, thank you for all the words of encouragement and love, thank you xo

#girlgaze #girlgazeproject #fightplagairism #johannesburg #ftwotw #onbooooooom #youtuber #youtubesouthafrica #youtubecommunity #postmypicsticks #dazedandexposed #ishootwithorms

Hi YouTube, I've been gone, but I'm back.
Feel free to have a look at my video, there's some blood, sweat and tears up in there and I would appreciate any kind of support. Guys, I am shitting myself, please be nice.
Neat little link in the bio, you know! ๐Ÿ’

#girlgaze #girlgazeproject #ggambassador #johannesburg #ftwotw #youtuber #southafricanyoutuber #contentcreator #selfportrait #canong7x

It's World Mental health day and on this day many people and myself are fighting a battle.
I was taken out of school for 3 months when I was in primary school because I had a serious bout of depression.
I was put on medication but not consistently and because of the lack of proper diagnosis I kept falling in and out of deep depression all throughout High School.
I went to university and failed a subject twice, was told I am lazy and missed countless classes because I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't get out of bed for a week. I was tired of being miserable.
After 4 suicide attempts I finally decided to get help and was diagnosed with clinical depression and was put on chronic medication.
I have friends, family and in a healthy relationship.
I am working and getting encouraged and praised to create more.
However, I am high functioning. I might laugh, smile, go out to socialise and dance, but I have depression and it will always be with me.
I will always be sad and I have to convince myself that suicide is not the answer.

If you know that someone in your life is suffering with a mental illness please take the time to check in. The amount of times someone reached out to me while I was thinking of suicide is ridiculous. It doesn't take much to be kind.

This is what depression looks like.

#girlgaze #girlgazeproject #mentalhealthawareness #clinicaldepression #thisiswhatdepressionlookslike

Hannah ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ‘ถ

20 year old me and I was 56kgs, but was I happy with my appearance? No, not at all. When I saw these photos I honestly thought I could be smaller and I did at 21(50kgs).
I was constantly thinking about food, calories in and calories out, working out whenever I got the chance. I even got advice from pro-ana (basically girls promoting the anorexia "lifestyle" and "benefits") Tumblr sites.

I've put on 20kgs since and am I happy with my appearance? No, but I know that's because I have to work on loving myself and not starving myself.
I now move my body and eat balanced meals because I want to treat myself right and show myself some love by doing those small things.

Here's to loving myself, slowly but surely โค๐Ÿ’ช

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