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Article: #6 | LAURE BOURDEAU: LAWYER, MODEL & CAREGIVER

#6 | LAURE BOURDEAU : JURISTE, MANNEQUIN & AIDANTE
POING FORT

#6 | LAURE BOURDEAU: LAWYER, MODEL & CAREGIVER

Welcome to POING FORT, the podcast that will give you the weapons of self-confidence. In this first season, 10 guests remove the mask to speak to us frankly about the failures and doubts they had to overcome to achieve their ambitions.

Today, prepare yourself for a particularly moving episode. I am happy to introduce you to Laure Bourdeau, both a lawyer and a model, whose inspiring journey commands respect and admiration. At my microphone, she gives us the story of her extraordinary journey with touching sincerity.

Marked by an eventful childhood with moves around the globe, Laure is a model child who grew up surrounded by caring and protective parents who pushed her towards success. Passionate about dance and fashion, she will however choose the voice of law “to make them proud”.

Laure then moved to Paris to pursue her master's degree in law and began working as a model as a student job. Failing the bar exam will lead her to reflect on the reasons for her failure and to create a life in her own image, mixing law and modeling.

Laura will have to put this dual career on hold to take care of her mother, who suffers from Charcot's disease. For 3 years, she will be at his side to support him in the slow progression of his illness. Laure is now involved in the Les Invincibles association.

Laure was able to face these challenges with courage and humility and she offers us a real life lesson, which puts our vision of achievement and success into perspective.

Thank you Laure for your confidences and your trust!

LARGE KIRA EAR SCULPTURE - KIRA EAR RING

MARGAUX: Did you have a role model when you were little?

LAURE: This question is difficult because the only people I wanted to be like were the other children. When I arrived in Bergerac, there weren't many mixed race people with afro hair. Moreover, I have been relatively a subject of mockery. I wanted to be the others. So I had to be the best. It's the only way I found at the time to have respect.

KIRA DOUBLE RING - KIRA OPEN RING

MARGAUX :  You told me that you failed your master's degree in law by one point , I imagine that must have been hard for you since you have this culture of excellence. What state of mind were you in at that moment?

LAURE: It was extremely difficult because it was a lot of work. I had invested, I had done the private preparation that my parents had financed, I had good results. First failure, but I think that deep down, I knew that the life of a lawyer was difficult in terms of pace. I said to myself: I, who am a hard worker, what am I going to do in this life?

It was the first time I had failed at school. But I understood later why I had missed it: I was too academic. Being the perfect person, who respects all the rules and who doesn't transgress anything, doesn't allow you to move forward.

Today, I live the life I want to lead. It was really my father who allowed me this transgression. He told me one day: after a while, you have to put your madness to the end. We only live once.

LARGE KIRA EAR SCULPTURE - DOUBLE KIRA RING

MARGAUX: How did modeling come into your life?

LAURE: I started posing at the age of 15 and then, alongside my studies, I sent my application to agencies and I started to get contracts, for Lancôme in particular.

I model for passion. When I pose, it's not just to look beautiful. When I pose, I am in an improvisation and I like to express myself through my body and my movements.

Fashion is an environment where you are judged on your physique. Sometimes I don't get the job because they simply prefer another girl, and that's how it is. I believe that you have to have perspective on things over which you have no control.

However, I don't necessarily wait to be called. I have ideas flowing and I love embarking on artistic direction projects.

MARGAUX : Why is Charcot disease a cause that is close to your heart?

LAURE: This cause is very close to my heart, because it is the illness that my mother had. She left four months ago, at the age of 64, after a three-year struggle. It is a difficult disease to detect which inevitably leads to death.

It was important that his morale and spirit were strong. I then told her: mom, I give you my strength, don't worry. I know all your needs, I know you by heart, I give you my strength, I will give you my strength. Today, I have no regrets because I gave everything and I feel like I made her proud until the end.

KIRA DOUBLE RING - KIRA OPEN RING

On Margaux: SMALL KIRA EAR PICK , NAMI 5 RING RING and KIRA EAR RING .
On Laura:  LARGE KIRA and EAR SCULPTURE DOUBLE KIRA RING

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