I am so thankful that this platform has introduced to me today’s incredible creative feminist (@tiaregmora on Instagram); her work and practice are so important.
Please may you introduce yourself and your practice.
My name is Tiare Gatti Mora, I am a King’s College London Comparative Literature and Film Studies graduate, and I took a Master’s at Central Saint Martins on which I developed my project @i_network_live. I was supposed to be working in journalism, but COVID delayed it. I am now continuing with my Master’s project as well as studying different courses. My project is a platform that brings together stories of progressive women, who discuss both the personal and the political elements in their stories. I also write, mostly on politics, feminism, and spirituality, on my blog and for other blogs and magazines.
How did you develop your practice?
I started with a feminist Narrative Art photography project named Ill-Starred Bloom, and was very fortunate to exhibit it at Central Saint Martins. There, I also developed my Master’s project, which started as just photographs, then moved into videos and interviews, and ended up with me designing a magazine, which I am still updating online. Through research and iterations I moved the project on to become both personal and political. This gave the participants a sense of community and a heightened perception of their identities.
What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
Other people inspire me. Stories inspire me. Justice and community inspire me. All of these elements are at the core of what I do, so that is why I love it.
What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
To me, it means that feminism permeates everything I create. We always need to have a feminist perspective because, unfortunately, the sexist perspective already is everywhere, so we need to counter it with feminist justice. I also think that we need to be careful with our feminism, especially as white, abled, privileged women: I do not support, and aim not to fall into, a feminism that is not intersectional.
Please give the incredible Tiare a warm welcome by commenting your thoughts below and by following her page and project on Instagram – @tiaregmora & @i_network_live. I’m so glad to have you onboard Tiare.
If you are interested in working with Tiare on a project you can contact her by direct messaging her on Instagram.