Fit Looks Like: the Story of a Black Woman
I experienced added pressure as a dancer as a result of rejection.
My relationship to my general wellness, physical fitness, and health is tangled and chaotic.
The ideal is lithe and white in the realm of wellness, fitness, and beauty—adjectives that will never apply to me or many other Black women.
This is the basis for organizations like Black Girls Run.
In an effort to combat the rising obesity pandemic in the Black community, particularly among Black women, the organization was created in 2009.
These kinds of organizations increase the diversity and accessibility of the fitness industry.
They reach out to us and show us love despite the fact that they innately understand the special fitness and health problems that their audience faces.
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