Lonely Girls is our ongoing journal series featuring candid portraits of inspiring women in their own spaces wearing Lonely, their way.
Kara and Iver, Auckland, by Harry Were.
Zeenat, Auckland, by Harry Were.
Sam and Bos, Auckland, by Harry Were.
Trieste and Te Ariki, by Harry Were.
Sarah and Claude, Auckland, by Harry Were.
Maia, Auckland, shot by Harry Were.
Jo, photographed in Auckland, NZ by Harry Were as part of a very special Lonely Girls Project in association with Sweet Louise - supporting those with incurable cancer.
"I now know that I can't do everything and that's okay. I now ask for help. Belonging to Sweet Louise makes me feel special and loved no matter the fact that I have incurable cancer."
Maggie, photographed in Auckland, NZ.
"It's coming up 10 years since I was diagnosed and I think about it every day. The day my husband and I were told at best I had a 10% chance of survival was an absolute nightmare. I was and am not ready to give up on that 10%. My family means the world to me and I have not yet seen enough of what my two fantastic children will achieve in their lives to stop watching."
Text 'GIVE' to 2447 (NZ only) to donate $3 to Sweet Louise, a charity for women who live with secondary breast cancer.
Damaris from Cocos Cantina, Auckland.
'Everything is connected for me so my daily decisions are reliant on me being present. I'm less distracted by the noise of the outside world and more connected to the things I value. I try not to give a fuck about what people think of me or what society tells me is right for me; if I'm honest to me then I'm well in myself, well in my thinking and well in my headspace.'