AMBER: GROSSOPHOBIA IN OUR SOCIETY
Ambre is 28 years old, she is a casual worker in the audio-visual field. Passionate about music, she also does some photos as a model from time to time. Ambre is one of the clients who was selected for one of our shootings. Ambre talks to us about a subject that is still too little discussed and that many people suffer from: grossophobia.
Why did you decide to participate in a shooting Elia ?
"I have a friend who sent me the casting, as you were looking for models. I loved the fact that it was open to everyone. So I looked at this brand that I did not know. I loved the story of the brand, I thought it was really cool. I also wanted to switch to another sanitary protection system. So it was really timely actually!"
You've told us you want to fight against systemic grossophobia, can you tell us more about that?
"Already, it's deeply rooted in the system, meaning that people don't realize that they are
Can you play sports when you're fat? How do you deal with this injunction?
"So, I had painful periods before I went on the pills."
Have you ever thought about coming off the pill?
"So I've wondered about it before, but I've never done it. I've wondered before if I was going to change my birth control, if I was going to switch to an IUD, that kind of thing. But I've never taken the step of saying to myself, 'I'm going off the pill,' because it's also convenient for me to actually say, 'On such and such a day, I have my period.'"
What do you think about menstrual panties Elia?
"I think everyone should switch to menstrual panties, already, basically, because it's so much easier. Actually, 'basic' menstrual protection, like pads, tampons... There's stuff in there, we don't want to put that in our bodies! We don't want our body to touch it! It's not adapted to our morpho, it causes irritations, it's just horrible! To pass to the
Do you have any advice or mantra you'd like to share?
"If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?"
If you had to sum up your portrait or struggle in one word?
"I would choose the word 'kindness'."
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