#BlackOutDay

Friday reblog coincides with a Friday event.

ShoutOut! JMU

Today, March 6th is #BlackOutDay. The campaign aims to celebrate black beauty and fight against negative and damaging stereotypes that are often perpetrated by the media.

“We’re asking black people to share pictures, videos and GIFs of themselves to celebrate our people coming from all different walks of life. It’s a celebration of black beauty and our individuality.

Unfortunately, in most popular media talking about black people and our bodies, it’s mostly of us breaking the law, being killed or mistreated, so it’s nice to combat these negative images and stereotypes with positive representations of ourselves.”

It is important to engage with this social media campaign no matter what your race to help fight the negative portrayal of black people in our media. I encourage to post pictures and tag #BlackOutDay or be an ally by liking, sharing, and retweeting the pictures!

Trending #BlackOutDay pictures on Twitter Trending #BlackOutDay pictures on Twitter

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About mybodymystory

Looking at things differently. I write about my personal experiences with society, especially regarding what messages I, as a woman, have received over time. I write about my body, not the body the media thinks I have or wants me to have. I write about my responses to sex, relationships, and political issues. This is my story of my body. There are a lot of things I write about that I believe overlap with other women. Come check out my story and see if you agree. Feel free to disagree, just be respectful about it.
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