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jaclcfrost:please look at these

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kidleykindly:Thereis this cultural question in our society...

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“Thereis this cultural question in our society about what people should look like. And women in our culture are TOLD what they should look like by the cosmetic companies, the clothing companies, the diet companies - people wanna sell you something. “Take these pills, buy these clothes, take this exercise program. Buy it from us and you will look like how you’re SUPPOSED to look.” Well what are you supposed to look like? You’re supposed to look like who you are! And people have been taught to chase this ‘dream’ by paying something to somebody to achieve that sort of look. So that’s what it was all about; I thought it was very interesting to raise a conversation about this subject.” 

—  Leonard Nimoy on photographing larger women for his “Full Body Project”.

WGBH News, Boston.
May 2014

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The Sexy Lie Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

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Misty Copeland & Brooklyn Mack to Make Historic Debut in Swan Lake

For the first time in dance history, a major company will perform the ballet “Swan Lake” with two African-American lead dancers — Misty Copeland will take on the lead as Odette/Odile, while her love interest, Prince Siegfried, will be danced by the Washington Ballet Theatre’s Brooklyn Mack. The two will effectively shatter the all-white stereotype of “Swan Lake,” the most traditional of ballets.

Black dancers have been rare in leading ballet roles with major companies, especially in classical works such as “Swan Lake,” in which the star is traditionally white and waiflike.

Copeland said in a statement: “It certainly goes against traditional casting. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to show that African American ballerinas can also conform to the traditional vision for a swan as feminine and sylph-like while also being artistically and physically powerful.”

Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet, called the event history in the making, and said that it challenges the paradigms about how principal dancers in classical roles should look.

“The ballet world has had a history of a glass ceiling of sorts for African-American male dancers to a degree but certainly ballerinas,” said Webre. “So it’s been exciting to question the notion of what Swan Lake should be about!”

The Washington Ballet production of “Swan Lake” debuts in April 2015.

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Stunning Australian street art shows the world the true face of LGBT people

Australian street artist Astrotwitch launched “Queer the Streets" last year based on the idea that, as they wrote on Tumblr, all the “queer community needs is simply for more people to know that they exist.” Their works are incredible — and every one has the potential to create a change.

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versacegods:A Detacher Spring 2015 Backstage

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A Detacher Spring 2015 Backstage

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