In Profile: Emma Gaffy Of One Girl And The Sea

| August 8, 2014

Photography by Emma Gaffy || Source: Supplied

MM: WHO are you?

I am the girl of One Girl and The Sea.

WHAT the hell is your work about?

One Girl and The Sea is a mixture of my personal loves (fashion, food & photography) and personal scars. On a bigger scale, it acts as a sort of channel through which young women with a disability can find some normalcy, someone to relate to. As a teen, I had suffered a brain injury and it completely transformed my life. At the time there was no one to look to for guidance or direction, apart from medical staff who had no first hand experience of the situation. One day you’re a completely healthy teenager doing what teenagers do, the next, you’re being given a harsh list of the ‘never again’ things (talk, walk, study, party, drink etc). The things that make you who you are.

WHEN did you realise you were in tune with the right side of your brain?

When the left-side of my brain went on an extended vacation in 2004.


Nepal – Photography by Emma Gaffy || Source: Supplied

WHERE do you draw inspiration from?

Everyday experiences and my environment. When I see, hear or read about something or someone that consumes my thoughts, positively or negatively, I know I must share it with other people. Sharing through open communication and discussing topics which are normally taboo or uncomfortable is what life’s all about.

WHY do you create?

I create because I feel I must. The stigma that ‘your life’s over’ for young people with a disability must be removed from the general consciousness. Beauty, talent and creativity still thrives within, regardless of our internal and external scars. The responsibility to achieve lies with the person, not with the body.


Styling by Emma Gaffy, Photography by Aimee Stoddart || Source: Supplied

Plans for 2014?

The plan is to expand One Girl and The Sea into a treasure trove of awareness.

So we can stay in the loop, what’s your dot com(s)?

One Girl And The Sea

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Instagram: @onegirlandthesea // @nonamestyle


Photography by Emma Gaffy || Source: Supplied

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