Bestselling author Shon Faye features in on_running’s breathtaking new shoe campaign which “celebrates people who have embraced their differences”
The agenda-setting author features in the shoe brand’s new campaign which celebrates people who have embraced their differences
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Shon Faye for On’s ‘Flex to Be Different’ Campaign Photography by Jorge Perez Ortiz, Courtesy of On Many of the themes which have defined Faye’s career can be found in Flex to be Different.The video sees Faye roving between Valencia’s futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the beach and the forests surrounding the city.“Your health is something to prioritize—it is not something to put in the back of your mind,” he explained.As she moves through these contrasting environments, we can hear a voicemail message that she sent herself.“As sincere as it sounds,” she says, “our existence is an act of resistance, and I want you to trust that there is joy and solidarity in this.Now, I have these cool vegetable-based protein shakes and snacks that don’t make me want to hurl – and I have begun drinking less coffee.” She recalls how the harder moments she has experienced ultimately allowed her new possibilities and perspectives on the world.
The campaign is an ode to the idea that adversity can be a source of resilience and inspiration.“When you are a recovering drug addict, living with HIV and a survivor of abuse – there were just a lot of other fires that I was putting out before focusing on food stuff,” Van Ness explained.The video is directed by Samona Olanipekun, a Nigerian-British filmmaker whose short film Kindred , commissioned by the Barbican, recently won an award for best experimental film at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival.Flex to See Different , brings to bear his distinctive visual style, all sharp colours, natural light, interesting camera angles and lush, sun-drenched tones.” You may also like “It’s OK to not have all the answers”: Jonathan Van Ness on the life lessons he’d teach his younger self While it’s upsetting to hear about Van Ness’ struggles in the past, it’s amazing to see such a public figure speaking out about their relationship with food and the steps they’re taking to heal.The campaign heralds the launch of On’s new Cloud 5 shoe, which distinguished by its unique cushioning system, promises to be a running shoe unlike any other..For information and help on eating disorders, you can visit.
Jonathan Van Ness opens up about healing his relationship with food“I’m really prioritizing eating throughout the day, thinking about how I feel when I eat, and checking in with my body.” jvn
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