MARIE PONS: A MIND FOR A BODY
This fall, we’d like to introduce you to ultra-sportswoman Marie Pons! Marie is the embodiment of the idea that you can be anything you want to be: one minute instagrammable, feminine photos, the next more tomboyish.
She tells us how she learned to respect and love her body through her sporting experiences. A small woman with a mind of steel, who shares with us true values of perseverance, solidarity and love.
Attention: long interview, so make yourself a cup of tea, hide under a blanket and enjoy the moment! To follow her, here’s her insta!
We see a lot of fitness girls with “perfect” bodies on social networks. What would you say to girls who have a complex when they see these photos?
I get a complex when I see girls on Instagram, whether they have a perfect body or not. In fact, I don’t even know what a perfect body is, since this vision changes from person to person. I don’t trust myself at all. I don’t think I’m sexy at all, or not super “good” as people say about chicks with perfect bodies.
It’s a battle I fight every day because I compare myself a lot, so when I see girls comparing themselves too, I have this natural thing of wanting to tell them they’re beautiful. What girls who compare themselves, like me, don’t take into account is that photos are often retouched, have an angle that highlights the shape or body part you want to show, there’s a light, a pose, a posture. Sometimes it’s obvious, you can see she’s arching all the way or leaning completely sideways, and sometimes it’s a little more discreet and you’d never know it. That’s when girls, at least the younger ones, think “Wow, she looks like that in that position and I look like a pate”. I just have one thing to say … we have to stop comparing ourselves, because in the end there will always be better, there will always be worse. Beauty, art, the norm, it’s all so subjective that there’s no real answer to it all.