OH BOY!: Ona Sinkeviciute
Ona is the friend that always struck me as some mythical being that made its way into our world. With her angel hair that is always a striking shade of blonde, captivating blue eyes, and a confident aura to boot, she is the effortlessly cool girl that makes you want to be cool as well. Leaving her full-time career in modeling, she moved from Lithuania to Paris for school to start her career in fashion from a different view.
Here are Ona's responses to our interview:
TCA: Give a brief description of yourself as a young girl, and the personality traits that you have taken with you up until now. Looking back at the younger you, what is a previous difficult experience that you are proud of the younger you handling well?
As a young girl, I was very aware of my mother and older sister, I remember I always looked upon them and tried to be like them, I would see them as an example and often try to mimic them, their actions, or whatever they do (the way they talk, make up they use, etc.). I dreamed to be like them when I grow up. Now, that I am a young woman, I see that I am slowly becoming the woman that I have always dreamed to be. I have created my own vision of the woman I would like to become.
TCA: What are you most proud of achieving "for a girl" that society at that time would not have expected / found acceptable?
Being able to support my own studies by myself at the age of 22
TCA: Do you believe in today’s idea of a “feminist movement” or do you believe in encouraging girls to participate in and achieving anything and everything that they et their hearts on?
I definitely encourage motivating young girls to not be afraid of dreaming big and becoming whatever they want to, there should be no boundaries in the society for what women can or cannot achieve.
TCA: If there was anything you could say to your 10 year old self, what would it be?
Do not rush anything, you will get where you want to be. Do not be afraid to stand for yourself and have your own mind, do not ever hesitate to say no. You are stronger than you think.
TCA: What do you think the most important lesson that women of today should teach girls; the women of tomorrow?
To be proud of being a woman and not be afraid to use your voice.
Photography by Naomi Wu