girl talk


GRLCLB ASYLUM

April 27, 2018 Roobs Leiser

introducing: GRLCLB ASYLUM a name that perhaps seems tasteless to some, but one that, unfortunately, would be a reality for almost all of us if this was a hundred or so years ago. there’s probably not a woman alive today that would be spared persecution based upon the old rules for what constituted insanity. i’m sure most, if not all, of you have seen this viral post with a list of offences/ailments that would get you sent to the asylum back in the day. even the most pious among us are surely guilty of things like novel-reading, and ‘women trouble’...


roobs vs hogmanay

December 30, 2017 Roobs Leiser

[TW: mental illness/self-harming behaviours]   it’s december 29th and i haven’t seen anyone say ‘new year, new me’ in regards to the fast approaching abyss that is 2018. or at least, not in so many words. however, while the positivity reigning from the majority of the internet is refreshing and, to be honest, very much needed after 2017, new year so often leaves me feeling more dejected than ever. i know this is by no means a refreshing or alternative take, but nevertheless i think it’s important to consider where we can find positivity in the often grandiose transformation plans...


roobs vs the christmas list, or: why books are better than people

December 18, 2017 Roobs Leiser

my maw will never let me live down the christmas, aged maybe 6 or 7, that my christmas list consisted in its entirety of 'a pencil sharpener'. in latter years, the only thing i've gotten good at asking for is books. so when i put out a call on instagram for your book suggestions, i found myself in literary heaven. feel free to add them all to your list, i'm sure you deserve them. ps. the copy & paste function (obvs instinctively typed 'pasta' there by accident) has intermittently given up on me, so i've just had to type out...


roobs vs turning a blind eye

November 22, 2017 Roobs Leiser

when you run a business, and rely on drumming up customers/sales, it is very easy to become consumed by your own self-interest. so this is a conscious effort against that. the trussell trust is an anti-poverty charity that runs a network of foodbanks across the uk. as of april 2017, they were running 420 of them - a reflection of the growing demand & increase in food poverty throughout the country. the attendance at foodbanks had increased 7% on last year, with an estimated total of 1,182,954 3-day emergency food supply packs being supplied to people in crisis between april...


AN EXERCISE IN PERSEVERANCE

November 13, 2017 Roobs Leiser

going through stuff, growing through stuff. models: shaheeda sinckler (@deedaaaf), nina siphesihle pinkie mdwaba (@boldieaintaboy) photographer: stew bryden (@stewbryden) MUA & hair: molly sheridan (@mjsheridanmua) shoot HQ provided by wild & kind studio, glasgow (@wildandkindstudio) locations: barras market, glasgow