There are many women who inspire me. They may not all be well known figures, but they all put something out into the world (strength, kindness, creativity…), that drives me to want to better myself. They aren’t afraid to be something outside of any boxed-in female social constructs, and they make me so very proud to be a woman.
While I may be a bit rusty now, dance is still a part of me. There are far too few female poppers and animators in the limelight, so this is a shout out to my lady hero of the week, Marie Poppins. I’ve never seen a woman pop so hard while maintaining such grace and femininity. And I’ve never watched another popper whose joy is so palpable! All you have to do is look at her face while she dances and you’ll know. (I initially discovered her on So You Think You Can Dance last year. Her audition is killer. I mean, who pops to jazz?!! Just listen to her speak at 2:20. This is what it’s about.)
Hailing from France, she now lives and dances in the USA and hopes to inspire other female dancers. Thanks for keeping it real, Marie Poppins. I hope this video inspires you as much as it did me.
P.S. Going forward I’ll be regularly posting about these lady heroes of mine in hopes that you will find some inspiration in them as well.