Editor’s Letter: The Self Expression Issue

Filled with a whole lot of self-love and empowerment, the latest issue of FARID THE ZINE is out now!

Farid the zineWe’ve all heard it before: “you can’t love others until you learn to love yourself.” It’s a hard pill to swallow considering it’s such a simple statement, but it sure can feel super complicated. Let me start this off by saying, that statement is the truth.

Self-love and knowing how to express yourself plays a huge role in relationships with others. Whether it’s romance or friendship, the way we treat ourselves will always be reflected in the quality of our connections with others. Therefore, I think it’s important to recognise and understand how self-love and the art of expressing yourself affect the love we give to and receive from other people.

In our current political and social climate, the concept of self-love and being yourself is seen as cheesy (and it kind of is). However, it’s super important now, more than ever, to truly stand behind what you believe in with every bit of energy your body possesses – otherwise hate will win. The people who spread hate and diminish our individuality project their hate onto other’s because they see it as an easy target. Don’t be an easy target. Embrace your flaws, work hard to prove it to the people around you and yourself (first and foremost) that you are strong. BE YOU. DO YOU. FOR YOU.

Over the past few months, #TeamFarid has grown to numbers beyond my expectations. Now, the team is filled with tremendously talented individuals who strive every day to be themselves. That is the backbone of this publication, having an ‘IDGAF’ attitude and living life for yourself, your craft and nothing else.

I knew that this issue needed to represent the importance of being yourself, the necessity to hold your ground when it comes to your principles and to truly be comfortable with who you are. This issue is (as always) filled with content which I like to describe as ‘food for your soul’. We explore self-expression from all angles, ranging from expression through food to a playlist, which you can bang on and dance like Emma Stone in Easy-A. So, grab a cuppa or a G’n’T (whatever takes your fancy) and enjoy the self-expression issue of Farid The Zine.

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