‘Reading Between the Lines’ is a reference to Saskia-Rose Gentile being severely dyslexic, as well as the learning difficulties she has faced and still does today. Growing up, Saskia-Rose learned to read by making images up with the gaps between the words. In some ways, she was ‘Reading Between the Lines’. She was given lots of tools to help, coming in all different colours. The first tools she remembers helping her were pink/red tinted glasses as well as school text books that were made up of green paper and then orange/peach paper.
Roller boots are a symbol of Saskia-Rose’s childhood freedom, an escapism that she looks back on fondly – days where she and her sister would not argue or bicker, but just skate round the rink. Saskia-Rose was brought up Catholic and served at church for a few years. The dark purple/pink is a match to the rosary beads that she was left by her Nanna, symbolising a lot in her life. It comforts her to know the people she has lost are in a good place, and when she needs them she can keep talking to them when she prays.