Meet Roxanne and Africa. On a warm Sunday afternoon at Mildred’s in Kings Cross, these two young women sat down to have lunch and catch up on each other’s lives. The conversation led to past and present relationships, life experiences and inevitably ended on all things sex.
This then turned into a discussion about faking orgasms and why many women felt the need to do it. They facetiously came up with the idea of creating a female-led creative powerhouse that produces thought-provoking clothing and all things art.
They decided to start off with a shameless, straight-to-the-point slogan tee. Four short words conveying frustration and a lack of women’s needs being met in the sexuality spectrum. What was initially a fleeting suggestion thrown around in jest became something much bigger.
The Cherry Revolution was born.
This two-some aims to confront societal norms surrounding women, sex and gender roles through art and social activism. The Revolution begins with their first act of change, introducing the clothing brand and house mantra ‘Death To Faking It’.
A movement through which they want to raise awareness and spark honest conversations ranging from sex-positivity, mental health, sexual abuse, to advocating for more thorough sex education in schools.
The Cherry Revolution was built for all genders (and non binary folx) to be a part of and to positively encourage every human being to take charge of all areas of their lives. The first self-titled collection is available now in 'The store'!
Keep up with the movement via the official Instagram @cherryrevolution where they openly discuss various topics and share their life experiences daily.
MY STRENGTH - by Roxanne Ivy
I have been going to therapy for over 3 months now and I honestly don't know where I would be without it. Not just therapy but my friends, partner, and my journals. For so many years I have been suppressing my feelings, thoughts, fears, abuse, and trauma. But not anymore, baby! Not anymore.
Art: by Roeqiya Fris (@roeqie - on Instagram)