'Let’s face it, we all have ‘flaws’ and we spend our lives trying to cover them up and create a false image of ourselves, an image that will be well received by those around us. In a world saturated by social media it has become the norm to delve into the lives of others on a daily basis, but everything we see has been hand selected/doctored to present the best possible self-image.
This is all well and good, but in my opinion it is our ‘flaws’ and differences that make us interesting. They wouldn’t say opposites attract if we were all meant to be carbon copies of each other. Everyday, we are moulded and shaped by the people we meet and the situations we find ourselves in, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Personally, I feel that it is the ‘negative’ aspects of life that help us grow and have the biggest impact on our lives and who we are, at least that has been the case for me. It has allowed me to evaluate who I am and grow as a person and learn from my mistakes, I have realised more often than not, there is a silver lining.
We live our lives in creativity, it is all around us in the music we listen to, the films we watch, the fashion we wear, it is everywhere; we are creative beings and it is amazing how often we use life experiences as inspiration to create honest and relatable works of art for others to appreciate. How many times have you listened to a song because you feel that it describes a time in your life or the writer understands what you are going through; how many times do you watch a film to make yourself feel better or even just go for a bit of retail therapy. Expressing ourselves through creativity seems to be ingrained within us.
That brings me to the creation of Flawed Magazine; it is primarily a hub for creativity, an outlet for creatives connect and show off their work and hopefully gain as much exposure as possibe; but also to take a more realistic and honest look at the professionals that create this beautiful work. We want to peel back the layers and find out more about the person; our interviews connect and inspire on a personal level, proving it is OK to have ‘flaws’ as we are all only human…'

Harry Bigsby-Thompson