Wear Your Voice to Launch Body Positivity In Color Campaign: The Movement That Needs An Intervention
Los Angeles-Based Publication Launches National Social Movement Campaign to Uplift Women and Bring Awareness and Positivity to All Body Types
"We want to push Body Positivity beyond where it's been. It's past time to admit that it's been stagnant, precisely because it has always centered whiteness," says Sherronda J. Brown, managing editor of Wear Your Voice. "Body Positivity should be an acceptance, appreciation, and celebration of all the different ways our bodies can take form. Everyone deserves to feel good about the body they live in, and when we do not, it is indicative of a societal failing, not a personal one."
"As a publication who has built its integrity on questioning everything, critically and thoughtfully adding words to common misnomers, it was imperative that we bring the conversation back to the people who pioneered it: Black women and femmes," says Ravneet Vohra, founder of Wear Your Voice.
The movement has become empty and commercialized, a movement that celebrates the bodies that are already the most celebrated in society, pushing those in the margins even further into the periphery. It asks us to change our perception of ourselves, to recognize 'the beauty in all of us', without doing the work to seriously question how certain bodies have become constructed as unworthy, undesirable, and unacceptable in the first place.
Existing in bodies that do not meet a white supremacist standard—bodies that are not white, thin, fit, cis, straight, neurotypical, normative in its abilities and composition—
"#BodyPositivityInColor, is for Black and Brown women and femmes, but it is also a celebration of the work we have done, bringing it full circle and celebrating those who keep using their voices and bodies to affect change for us all," says Vohra.
To learn more information about Wear Your Voice Magazine and #BodyPositivityInColor Campaign, please visit www.wearyourvoicemag.com.
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Founded in 2014, Wear Your Voice Magazine is an intersectional feminist publication. Wear Your Voice is run by women and femmes of color who are trying to make more room for marginalized voices away from the white, cis-centric, heteronormative, patriarchal gaze.