WHY MUST THEY ASPIRE TO WHITENESS: SIA AS MISTY COPELAND

I think most women are appreciative of the body positivity movement that has gained traction over the last decade; I’ve seen very few who don’t understand how damaging it can be for a woman to only see the very thin represented in media and fashion. The need to represent body types of all kinds is…

Chapter Five: The Demings

I met Melissa in the 3rd grade. We were both in our town’s Holiday parade and our Moms met and worked together to design our costumes. We were candy cane stripers and human gift boxes. Over the years, her Mom came to own a local pizzeria, my Mom ended up working for her, and they…