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Jessica Fostekew: Hench (Jessica Fostekew)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

Described by a stranger in a gym as “hench”, Jessica Fostekew is questioning what body image is, what it means, and how it can entirely shape your outlook on life. In what I can best describe as an aggressively funny style, Fostekew adeptly takes on the hypocrisies of society’s norms through the lens of relationships, parenting and a new-found love of weightlifting. For women, how you look and behave is entirely bound up with your womanliness, and of course to Fostekew, being hench has always been less than a compliment – but she’s learning otherwise. In this hilarious hour, she turns femininity on its head to show that being strong is an inherently female characteristic; and now she’s pretty proud to be hench. 

Monkey Barrel, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]