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Inside/Out with Marie-Laure (aka Soukaina) Edom, dancer and dance instructor
January 25, 2013

Describe yourself in five words?
Athletic, assertive, unique style of dressing, authoritative, sensitive.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Happiness is up to you alone.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
I am sure there are many but I cannot remember.

What is your most treasured possession?
My health and general well being.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Racism (in all its forms), lack of integrity (in all its forms).

Do you have any strange hobbies?
I don't think so.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I refuse to fall into the women's habit to worry about their appearance. I am content with my appearance.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Clothes maybe.

What have you got in your fridge?
Always lots veggies, healthy food, NO JUNK FOOD!

What is your greatest fear?
Bad news.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Nothing, and surely not my cell phone, I hate bulging pockets.

What is your favourite journey?
Going home to Guadeloupe, FWI via France because of the anticipation in seeing family. But I enjoy travelling as long as it goes smoothly.

Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother for sure, women in general, Black women specifically because I know . . .

When and where were you happiest?
I guess childhood moments because you have no worries (at least no children in this world should have to worry about anything). But I believe you should seek to be happy at all times, keep it simple and enjoy life (easier said than done, I know!). Also when I dance, when I enjoy giving a dance class or when I create a nice piece.

What's your biggest vice?
Being impulsive, procrastinating, being a bit picky.

What were you like at school?
Average student, except in sports, arts.

What are you doing next?
Trying to adjust to my sons entering adulthood and leaving the nest.

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