Pictures and Styling through Akanksha Pandey. Assisted through Sarah Rajkotwala, Aishwaryashree. Lucknow Manufacturing through Saurabh Singh
AKANKSHA PANDEY, 31
“I used to be born in Lucknow, however my options are North-Japanese. A way that you simply don’t belong nor are compatible in may also be each releasing and draining.
I grew up in an atmosphere the place the theory of a laugh used to be gendered. Ladies weren’t inspired to specific themselves individualistically. A few of us wouldn’t comply with the systemic conditioning and tried to break away of gender roles: we rebelled through finding out find out how to trip a bike, doing issues on our personal, pursuing untraditional pursuits and profession possible choices. That first smoke, striking out with boys, befriending folks with numerous spiritual identities. Necessarily chasing a way of freedom, we had been determinedly unprejudiced in our way of living. Thru this shoot, I take a look at how younger Lucknowites are unlearning internalised misogyny and redrawing the traces of socio-economic hierarchies whilst rejecting out of date traditions.”