roaring twenties

birmingham, alabama | february 2021
photography— mary fehr | creative direction + styling— basic. | hair— forecast salon  | makeup— laura eason | venue— dread river distilling co.

100 years ago, the women of the 1920s shredded societal standards when they gave the patriarchy the middle finger and set about doing whatever the hell they wanted. they chose themselves, and in doing so— they ignited a revolution that led to greater economic, political, and sexual freedoms for existing and future generations.


womxn are in another critical moment of history— a time of awakening and enlightenment and *fingers crossed* growth in our collective consciousness. we are rejecting stereotypes and societal standards we never agreed to, and we are defining our lives on our own terms. we are reclaiming our (girl) power, and we are using it.


we are womxn. HEAR US ROAR.

to call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. if by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. if by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? without her, man could not be. if nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?

-mahatma gandhi

every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.


-shannon l. alder


if you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.


maya angelou

a note from lacey

for as long as i can remember, i've been told what i'm supposed to be— lady-like (whatever that means), agreeable, maternal, patient, accommodating. cross your legs, sit up straight, don't curse, mind your manners, ask your [insert closest male relative] what they think, and so on and so forth. society wraps young girls so tightly in a fabric of 'go along to get along' that, by the time we're grown, we don't even realize we're splitting the seams of ill-fitting expectations and futures that could have been tailored better.

100 years ago, the women of the 1920s shredded societal standards when they gave the patriarchy the middle finger and set about doing whatever the hell they wanted. they chose themselves, and in doing so— they ignited a revolution that led to greater economic, political, and sexual freedoms for existing and future generations.

blame it on the feminist agenda or the pandemic, but i believe womxn are in another critical moment of history— a time of awakening and enlightenment and *fingers crossed* growth in our collective consciousness. we are rejecting stereotypes and societal standards we never agreed to, and we are defining our lives on our own terms. we are reclaiming our (girl) power, and we are using it.

we are womxn. HEAR US ROAR.
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photography— mary fehr
creative direction— basic.
hair— forecast salon
makeup— laura eason
venue— dread river distilling co.

**all furs used in this shoot were found in an old family member's attic. they were not purchased.