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Everyone has their own definition of what freedom is. What I call freedom, you may call slavery. To me -- freedom is a feeling and a state of mind.
They could make him break rocks all day, every day but they could never touch the freedom that soared within the walls of his mind.
I would call myself a free spirit. I find the feeling of freedom can be evoked by actions and small gestures. I'm a freedom-junkie and I have designed my life in a way, that allows me to feel as free as possible. Below are some things that I've done or do that give me my freedom wings.
I shaved my head on my 32nd birthday and it was an incredibly freeing experience on many levels. Removing the hair was like a form of cleansing. Women generally hide behind their hair. It's easy to be courageous with hair but having a shaved head as a woman, takes true courage. People treat you differently with a shaved head and many make the mistake of thinking you have cancer. I will definitely shave my head again, hopefully for an amazing film role.
Vanessa de Largie & Alex Spears star in Nocturne Night of The Vampire.
(They are fake tattoos).
I'm not tall or skinny. I'm short and medium-sized.
I'm not 18-years-old, I'm 38-years-young.
I celebrate my womanly curves in film roles, photoshoots and art. Bodies are beautiful and we should celebrate them. If I live to my 60s, 70s and 80s -- I will continue to do nude work in all mediums. It is important that older women feel proud and represented in their skins.
Nothing comes between me and my bike. I love cycling. Back in 2014, I was so addicted to it, I would cycle around for up to five hours a day sometimes. I'm over that phase! But cycling makes me feel really free and I love finding large mountains to cycle down. One of my favourite cycling experiences, was cycling down Mt Wellington Descent in Tasmania which is 1270 metres high.
I have been practicing bondage on a more serious level, since about 2008. If the house catches fire, I am going to grab my bag of bondage gear and run really fast. But in all seriousness, there is a true freedom found in bondage. I am able to lose myself in it.
Travel makes me feel very free. Between 2008 -2012, I traveled to 17 countries and I can't wait to do more. Travel really suits my personality. I love to explore new worlds. I always try and experience cool new things that I would never do at home.
WORKING IN HORROR FILMS
Acting in horror films definitely brings on feelings of freedom. It's usually chaos on horror shoots and I love chaos. I've worked on a lot of horror films! I'm not a fan of the genre but I do love starring in them. I really feel like I can lose myself in the acting. It feels like really good theatre to me. The shoots are always so much fun and I love, love, love the peppermint blood. #freedom
What gives you YOUR freedom wings?
Vanessa de Largie is an actress, author, writer and sex-blogger.