Inspired by Humans of New York. Photography by Nicola Stead. You can follow Nicola’s work on Facebook and Twitter


April – 25

“I don’t like pictures of my face!”
“I wanted to be an air hostess, but you wouldn’t get me doing that now”

Jaymie & Emily – 18

“Life is getting a bit rubbish right now” – Jaymie
“We both struggle with mental illness and we’re both coping through that.” – Emily
“We’re helping each other to kinda get through…” – Jaymie

Maariyah – 17

“I love skating. It is really exciting when you put your blades on, you just feel free and I love that feeling.”