Oyster TV: Three Sisters
Kali, Lilla & Maya.
If you've been lucky enough to grow up with ladies who share half your genes and all your IRL stuff you'll know that sisters are the freshest. Lilla, Kali and Maya Conradsen are three of five sisters with a dope approach to life. We hung out with the legend trio in the park and chatted to eldest sis (and profesh model) Lilla about family, equality and togetherness. Feel the love below.
Lucy Jones: Where did you grow up and where are you living now?
Lilla Conradsen: My mum is a very eccentric women, when me and my sisters were younger we moved around a lot because my mum wanted to educate us, she wanted us to experience all standards — from living in poor areas, to high class areas and artistic areas. I currently live in Sydney.
What were you like in high school?
I rebelled against most of my peers and teachers! I was very much alone during my schooling years. I kept to myself the majority of the time because the way of teaching just didn't work for me.
What kind of values and beliefs did your parents install in you?
My mum would always tell me it doesn't matter what colour you are, we are all equal, nobody is above anyone; that you have only got yourself in this life so you have to push for what you want and not rely on other people.
What makes up your family?
My mum and five sisters.
Can you introduce your sisters?
Maya Yamana is my second youngest sister and Kali Pandora is my youngest. They're both extremely adventurous. Maya is extremely confident in who she is and Kali has the best sense of humour.
Have you guys always been close?
No. Sisterhood is an interesting experience, there used to be a lot of fights growing up over things such as clothes. As we have gotten older though, we have grown to appreciate each other, sisterhood and all the things that come with it.
How do you feel about the future?
Excited because I have hope in the development of our society. I can see that there is change happening. Culture, love and passion are bringing us together. I'm excited to see my brothers and sisters around the world grow.
What are you most interested in/excited about right now?
I'm most interested in looking after myself physically and mentally, being aware of my surroundings and the environments around me.
What are your thoughts on the current political/economic climate?
I personally don't want to talk about this topic, we can all see there's a lot of change to be made but as I said earlier I am hopeful and excited to see change.
What's the best/worst thing about the internet?
The best thing is we can stay connected with people all around the world. The worst thing about the internet is society is so influenced by social media, such as Instagram, we get the wrong ideas about who we are "meant" to be; pressure is put on us to always look our best and not be our best. It just isn't real.
What technology could you not live without?
What are your thoughts on dating and relationships in the internet age?
I think it's made having a relationship harder. As much as there are positives when it comes to the internet and being able to keep in touch, it's also effected our social skills and effected our communication and values in relationships. It brings up a lot of jealousy, negativity and competition.
Which country do you think is the most progressive and why?
Denmark, because of the human rights they have, for example when women are pregnant and have children they are legally allowed to be there for their children and still get paid. Parenthood is a full time job.
If you could change one thing about your industry what would it be?
I would change the values in the industry; everyone deserves to be treated equally.
Are there ideas and values from decades past that you would like to see resurrected for tomorrow?
Yes but it is too late for that.
If you became a parent, what would you want for your children's generation?
No discrimination or racism.
Who do you think is changing the game?
Photography & videography: Jesse Lizotte