Wednesday, June 8 in Angers, France, Chloé, Constance, Léa and Manon participated in a fashion show during an exceptional evening organized by the association “Particulièrement FIERS “. At the head of this one, Marie Bressanges who wished to organize this event in order to help young people to accept themselves as they are.
“At the beginning, the idea of the parade comes from my personal history. I had double scoliosis as a teenager, a difficult age. I was isolated and withdrawn,” says Marie. “I then started a booklet with creations for young people who wear a corset with the idea of a fashion show to put them forward, because a handicap is not a weakness.
From the beginning of the project, Marie, a former patient, asked PROTEOR to become a partner of the event and to help her bring together young people wearing a scoliosis corset.
The fashion department of the Joseph Wresinski high school in Angers created the costumes for the 5 young girls. During the evening, the guests were able to discover poignant video testimonies of inspiring personalities and young people explaining their journey: wearing a corset, school bullying, endometriosis, violence, transsexuality, anorexia.
They marched accompanied by singers, dancers and cheerleaders from Angers, all in a warm and friendly environment. A beautiful lesson of life transmitted by this youth “particularly proud” of their differences.