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Renowned Kiwi choreographer Parris Goebel is one of a group of extraordinary women who are the faces of a new campaign by the House of Dior Perfumes.

The #DiorStandsWithWomen project comprises a series of short filmed portraits starring women who are leaders in their fields.

Among the women celebrated are actresses, artists, scientists, dancers and top models, with Charlize Theron and Cara Delevingne being the highest profile names.

“With them, and thanks to them, Dior chooses to celebrate femininity by focusing on courage and self-affirmation,” reads a statement about the campaign.

In Goebel’s film, the dancer talks about what it means to her to be a woman and why it’s “the best thing in the world”.

“I’m constantly in awe of the strength, the resilience, the love, the compassion that we have, the empathy that we have,” she says.

“I feel history hasn’t allowed us to shine as bright as we should and I think our time is coming.”

Goebel also talks about body confidence, saying we “shouldn’t have to wait for permission or validation to be able to love our bodies”.

“I think that’s how we’ve been trained to think in this world,” she says.

“And I grew up in that. I grew up being obsessed with music videos but noticed that everyone in the music video was really slim and didn’t look like me, so of course I grew up thinking ‘I’m just not pretty, my body is not beautiful’.

“And I really went through my own journey to realise I’m unique, I’m beautiful, I’m strong; I know that I’m uniquely made for a reason.”

In each of the videos, the women featured in the campaign “tells us about themselves, about their remarkable journeys, the challenges that formed them, the commitments that guide them and the accomplishments they have made along the way”, says Dior’s statement.

The campaign also features Li Bing Bing, Golshifteh Farahani, Pamela Tulizo, Carole Biancalana, Leyna Bloom, Parris Goebel, Paloma Elsesser, Yalitza Aparicio, and Marina Cavazzana.