First, I would like to thank everyone who has made this possible. It has been a long journey to get issue 5 out.
The ERA is a huge part of my life. Along with Lizzy Jagger and Natalie White, we are part of Equal Means Equal organization formed by Kamala Lopez to help American women finally gain equal rights under the Constitution. We need one more state and we are going after Virginia. With your help we can make this happen.
This issue has come together through good friends and an amazing creative team.
We have the great Jerry Hall on the cover, photographed by her daughter Lizzy Jagger who is a big supporter of the ERA and a very good friend to me. Jerry honored us with this issue. She has not been modeling so much these days, and it is such a gift for her to do this for Reserved Magazine.
I hope you like what we have collected and curated. I would like to thank my amazing team Francesca Vuillemin, David Greene, Bonnie Foster and Kristopher Fraser, and a special big thank you to Helena Christensen for all her support over the years.
My own life journey has been very different to many other people, and I have used all of my experiences from my own background grow- ing up in England and living in Asia to help me become the person I am.
Growing up as a child in a gypsy community and leaving school at 12 years old was definite- ly challenging in many ways, but with help I went back to finish my education at the age of 17. I was accepted into art college where I then got into the University of Westminster.
I really want to dedicate this issue to my mum and dad who have passed away now. They brought me up to be a good and caring per- son. My passion for charity is a big part of this issue too; Equal Means Equal, a group fight- ing for The Equal Rights Amendment, and this amazing charity in Kolkata that my gorgeous guest editors Helena Christensen and Camila Staerk introduced me to. The charity was put together by a great man, David Earp, in 1999. David Earp was in the fashion world and then decided to set up and open Shuktara, a shelter for young people who have no home. Most of the kids are disabled. The proceeds from this issue will be donated to help this charity, and I hope that people understand that this is not just an or- dinary magazine. It is a magazine that will share its success with communities in need.