Sylvester Sessions #82

Sylvester Sessions

Rachel wears Pleated dress.

Rachel Taylor

Melbourne, Australia

Describe what you do

I'm an artist and graphic designer with many other hobbies as it's hard to pick just one thing. I'm obsessed with print-design so that is a big part of my work.

What female artists do you admire?

Joy Hester - She was one of the first female artists to truly inspire me and open my eyes to a way of artistic expression I hadn't really seen elsewhere. I'm currently obsessed with Maren Karlson, a Berlin-based artist who's work I can really relate to. The way she presents females in her work as a way of expressing her own desire to be a more powerful and intimidating woman is something I love.

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Sylvester Sessions #81

Sylvester Sessions

Annabel wears Combat shirt & Combat short.

Annabel Liddell

Auckland, New Zealand

What do you do?

I play music in a band called Miss June, and I'm also a 5th year Medical Student!

Why did you decide to study medicine?

I'm not sure that I can give a short answer here. This is actually the big question they ask you in your interview for med school. It's the great divider, the weeder-outer of applicants. I think a lot of people try to give an ultimately altruistic answer. I guess I never really decided as such to be a doctor. I started in Biomedical Science with the goals of getting into Tech and Biomedical Engineering because I liked physics and math. But friends in my class told me I should apply for medicine because one year of Biomed counts as pre-med and I had nothing to lose. So I did and I got in, I remember the feeling of sheer panic when I realized what a commitment I had made by accepting my place but I also felt the magnetism of possibilities. So I told the interviewers the same thing that I'll tell you; I never intended to do medicine, it just started to happen and it happened quickly. Because I am and have always been completely fascinated with human beings. Our anatomy, biology and psychology as a species, our potential and our downfalls.

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