Kira Hamilton is a 35 year old community support worker and artist. The 6′ 2″ do-gooder with a French Canadian and Scottish background “was so stoked” to give back even more to the community by modeling our Wearable Therapy designs.  Check out our interview with Kira below:

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“This shoot was important to me because the clothing brings awareness to many important topics including mental health. I deal with bipolar and anxiety every day. This has caused me to fight harder for my dreams and modeling was one of those goals that I wished to achieve. I’m open about talking about my mental health so that others will be open about talking about it too.” – Kira

What size are you?

Large or 16

Are you a professional model or is this a hobby?

It’s a hobby, but I wouldn’t mind doing it professionally.

If it wasn’t your first photo shoot- What was your journey to becoming a Model?

I had done two other photo shoots. The main one was a boudoir shoot –something I had wanted to do for years.

How do you prepare for a photo shoot?

Get sleep and eat healthy beforehand so I don’t feel bloated.

Do you have any trademark posses or looks?

Not really sure.

What style of fashions do you prefer to pose in?

I like alt fashion.

Where can our customers find you or your work online?

Instagram: @kira_koffin

Can you describe the design that you are posing in for WT?

I think I pretty much tried on all the combinations of clothes, the designs range from upbeat to serious.

What is your favorite WT product?

The hoodies. And I think my favorite design would be Skinny Thoughts.

What makes you feel…

PROUD- My friendships

ANGRY- Oppression

EXCITED- Getting tattooed

SCARED- Trying something new

LUCKY- To have my supports

CONFLICTED- Matters of the heart

EMPOWERED- Having a way to support myself

HOPEFUL- Friends

SAD- Oppression

STRONG- Feminism

What would you rather…

Freeway or Scenic Route? Freeway

Night out with friends or a quiet night in? Night in

Adventure trip or relaxing vacation? Relaxing vacay

Great job with long hours or Okay job with lots of time off? Lots of time off

The 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s? Oh, so hard to choose…80s

Who…

Would you like to work with/for in the future? Any one supportive and rad

Inspired you most as a child? My gran 

Pushes you the hardest? My mom

WT is all about Defining Your Normal. So, let’s find out more about what makes you You!

What is your definition of ‘normal’?

I don’t think “normal” exists.

We are all about celebrating people’s awesomeness, so what makes you awesome?

Giving other people love and space to be themselves.

What is a challenge that you face often in your life?

Fighting through anxiety.

What is the best compliment that you have ever received?

That I am loved.

What was the best criticism you ever received?

I stand in the way of my own happiness.

What makes your life easier?

Friends and fam.

What makes your life more difficult?

Oppression.

What is your definition of success?

Reaching a goal when I have stuck with the process.

We are all changing and evolving all the time. How are you in the process of changing?

Making myself go out of my comfort zone.

If you could interview anyone, whom would you choose?

Lars from Rancid.

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