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Feminist Faith reveals mother pride

Singer Paloma Faith has said that her mother is more proud that she is a feminist than a Brit award winner.

Speaking at a march in favour of equal gender rights in London on International Women's Day, the 33-year-old said she was brought up to believe in equality.

And she said that since claiming the award for best British female artist at the Brits last week many more fans want to get selfies with her.

She told reporters: "My mum was a child of the sixties and was one of the people who burned their bra and made a pact to herself never to be oppressed by a man in her life, and so wasn't.

"She has brought me up with those beliefs, so this is way more important to her than anything."

Asked how her life had changed since winning the Brit award, the Only Love Can Hurt Like This singer said she definitely does not go unnoticed any more.

"I feel like a lot more people want to have their picture taken with me and I can't slip into the background as much as usual," she said.

Faith also explained why she believes she has ruined her chances of making the dream of singing a Bond theme song come true.

"In the industry that I'm in, if you ask for something or you seem like you want something you don't get it," she said.

"You're supposed to pretend that you're really cool as a cucumber and stuff just comes to you, but I'm not really that type of person,

"But now I've messed it for myself because I've told everyone that I would like to do it.

"I pledge allegiance with previous great Bond theme singers like Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner. I feel like I was born to do it."

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