In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, South Africa-born New Zealand boxer, Alexis Pritchard opened up on her comeback after about a 2-year hiatus.
Additionally, Pritchard also spoke about posing nude in order to celebrate her body and engage in a huge fundraising campaign.
Alexis Pritchard took to boxing during her teenage years, and earned widespread recognition for becoming the first female boxer from New Zealand to win an Olympic bout.
Pritchard shockingly retired in 2016 after she failed in her bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics.
Regardless, Pritchard is back now, and looks to compete in the Commonwealth Games in April of this year.
Furthermore, Pritchard also spoke about her fundraising campaign and posing nude—
“I think the photos are beautiful and it celebrates the female form, and celebrates the beauty of the body and the strength of the body.”
“I think the photos are beautiful and it celebrates the female form, and celebrates the beauty of the body and the strength of the body,” Pritchard added.
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This beautiful photo taken by the very talented and passionate @steagall.photo is part of a fundraising campaign for my boxing travels and expenses this year. We are currently looking for a gallery to exhibit. (If you have a contact, please get in contact). Since publication this morning in the @nzherald I have had many messages from mum's, dad's and women I know from around the globe saying this project of artistic nudes is inspiring and that their daughters think it is cool and brilliant to see a woman who accepts and likes her body. It is empowering for them and gives them an alternative to the current societal rhetoric where we think we (and our bodies) are not good enough or beautiful enough. This has made our project all that more special. . . Thank you to all those involved in making this happen. Lindsay Neil for your crazy idea and drive to make it happen. Nandan @artisthetical for the beautiful makeup and support. @jandancefit for your support and creativity. . . #teampritchard #selflove #marcossteagallphotography #nude #beautifulbody #bodylove #selfacceptance #stong #woman #boxer #womanboxer #boxing #fightlikeagirl #fightinglikeagirl