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Black Well-Being & body image

Below are the best resources we could find on Black Well-Being and body image.

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DCN Presents an Interview with Ballerina Misty Copeland at Halcyon Stage, 1/24/17

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Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as “diseased” and a burden on the public health care system.

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For Queer Men of Color, Pressure to Have a Perfect Body Is About Race Too

For many of us, men with broad shoulders, narrow hips, taut muscles, and white skin — sun-kissed or pale under hot lights — became an ideal we couldn’t escape. We coveted images of these bodies like treasure, and they educated us in the rules of attraction.

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Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media―from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels―has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self.

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Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies.

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What Afro-Latinos Want You to Know

Time to talk about micro-aggressions like: “Arregla la raza.”

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I Can Make You Feel Good: Tyler Mitchell

I Can Make You Feel Good, is a 206-page celebration of photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell's distinctive vision of a Black utopia.

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These 7 Black Influencers and Bloggers Are Challenging Fatphobia

To say that fatphobia is not connected to anti-Blackism is to not understand the deep-rooted history between the two.

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Barack Obama and Misty Copeland on Race, Body Image, and Staying Humble | The Influencers | TIME

Former President Barack Obama and prima ballerina Misty Copeland sit down together to discuss race, body image, and how they stay humble.

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Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl’s Guide to Living Life Unapologetically

Twenty-nine year-old plus-size blogger Stephanie Yeboah has experienced racism and fat-phobia throughout her life.

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