Everyone has their own idea of the perfect body, but for Black women, the body put on a pedestal by the wellness industry rarely resembles their own. Like every other industry built on this country’s system of white supremacy, the world of fitness and nutrition is riddled with misconceptions and under-appreciation of Black bodies. But similar again to every other industry, Black women have still carved out an inclusive place for themselves to experience joy and peace through movement. And the more we celebrate these women for paving the way for marginalized voices, the more of those voices we’ll come to see. Ahead, five Black fitness influencers share their empowering stories.
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