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Body Positivity & racism

Below are the best resources we could find on Body Positivity and racism.

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

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Self-Care and Self-Soothing: Love, Awareness and Acceptance Featuring Esther Boykin, Relationship Therapist

In our quest for love, what are the best ways to put love for self first? What are the patterns that keep us from surrendering? And are emotional intimacy and vulnerability interchangeable?

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Sexual Trauma: Shame, Healing and Resilience Featuring Deun Ivory, Creative Director, Founder, The Body: A Home for Love

In this first episode, I spoke to Deun specifically around the work of her nonprofit called The Body: A Home for Love, a wellness and healing space for black women who are survivors of sexual assault.

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Motherhood: The Fourth Trimester, Transformation, Womanhood Featuring Qimmah Saafir, Founder, Hannah Magazine

Today we’re joined by Bronx-native Qimmah Saafir. Qimmah is the creator of self-published HANNAH, an independent journal that celebrates and provides safe spaces for Black women.

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Biraciality: Betweenness and Feeling More Than Enough Featuring Elaine Welteroth, New York Times Bestseller

Elaine Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and judge on Project Runway. Today we’re talking about the spectrum of betweenness, navigating both black and white worlds, and how that journey has laid the foundation for her identity, community and life’s work.

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Journey to Joy: Self-Trust, Wellness and Spirituality Ft Alex Elle, Author, Wellness Consultant

Alex Elle is an author, poet and wellness consultant who specializes in self-care. In this episode, I chat with Alex about putting self and self-trust first, so that we can stay close to our truth as we author our lives.

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Identity and Migration: The Black Diaspora, Creativity and Stillness Featuring Wayetu Moore, Author

In this episode, Wayetu talks about her initial resistance to writing a story about the war in Liberia and how that changed, as she understood her own role in rewriting history. We also discuss how cultural exposure and a binary existence influence our world views.

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Global Citizenship: Exposure and Perspective of Third Culture Kids Featuring Nneke Julia, Writer, Photographer and Storyteller

In our chat, we talk about what it’s like being Third Culture Kids, how that translates into our experiences in the United States and abroad, and how the black experience takes shape in different global contexts.

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Rewriting Our Story: Narratives and The Terrible Featuring Yrsa Daley-Ward

In this episode we talk about what it means to let go of old narratives and the importance of interpreting the terrible events in our lives as beautiful texture of our stories.

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