“N’attends rien. Et ne renonce jamais. (René-Daniel Dubois, Bob)”
I am a punk, but I did ballet (What more can I say, right?). In fact, I danced for 9 years when I had less tattoos and possessed more hair clips. Then I turned to fitness, boxing and, finally, spinning. And all this time, I struggled with my body image. Even though I genuinely enjoyed moving to push my limits, there was always that little voice at the back of my head telling me to make myself smaller. It’s here, at b.cycle, that I finally understood how it felt to make a team with my body, and not to fight it; to let it be, and not to shrink it. And that’s one of the reasons why I’m honored to be on that podium today (and also, you know, because it’s hella fun!).