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Beyond Classically Beautiful  * Multimedia platform celebrating the diverse beauty of Black women * Curated by Abi Ishola @aishola

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And another one....thank you @madamenoiredotcom for covering our #BodyNoire2 series! Check out the full series featuring @jezra_m @imabaldie @saynattu @shanikahillocks @tajmahalll @lola_adesanya on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com (link in bio). πŸ“· by @shotbybank

@essence thank you so much for covering our #BodyNoire2 series!
Check out the full series featuring @lola_adesanya @tajmahalll @saynattu @jezra_m @shanikahillocks @thebaldiemovement (link in bio). πŸ“· by @shotbybank

#BodyNoire2 "I allowed the outside world to influence how I saw my body which was in a negative light. I hated my body. The media, music, social media, the modeling world especially played a major role on how we see ourselves. We compare ourselves based on what is glorified for the moment and if we don't look like what the masses deem beautiful then we too begin to feel less beautiful or alter our bodies to feel accepted. With time I had to understand that my body is my body. It is the vehicle that allows me to exist. I had to understand that my opinion over my body is what matters most and now when I look in the mirror, I see body that is perfect for me, I see a body that allows me to do what I desire, I see a blessing from above. I love my body."
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For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @imabaldie's story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 "I believe my body is the product of the self-care that I give it daily. As much as I grind, hustle and indulge, it's important that I breath, stretch, rest when needed and honor my body when it tells me what it needs."
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For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @shanikahillocks' story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire "In music performance, there is a term called legato. When this is noted on sheet music, it indicates that musical notes are played or sung smoothly and connected, and the player makes a transition from note to note with no intervening silence. When I think of my body, it is legato:agile, ever-evolving and connected."
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For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @shanikahillocks' story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 See the full photo series on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com.
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames
Model, @saynattu

For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @saynattu, @lola_adesanya, and @shanikahillocks' stories on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 "Pure Body Love was created as a hashtag on Instagram and it grew into movement I stand for. #PureBodyLove means loving your body purely at any size. Society tends to promote slimmer size women and leave behind plus size women, this became too frequent in magazines and in many commercials so I decided find a way to promote self love, self awareness and self confidence for women who are plus size like myself." For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @jezra_m's story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 " I adore black women's bodies. It took me a long time to appreciate everything about my own and now that I do, I love to see other black women celebrating their bodies. Their boldness and courage, gives me the courage to love my own, so I see it as a system of reciprocity. We as black women loving ourselves, give not other black women and ALL WOMEN the courage to love theirs. "
For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @tajmahalll's story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 "I am learning to take care of my body and treat it like my soul. It is unique. God hasn't and will never create another like it. So I tell myself to love myself, BODY INCLUDED, the way God sees me. Damn well near perfection, actually perfection!
For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @lola_adesanya's story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 "I would say that I am very petite with curves. My body is like my mothers and her mother . I say this to myself often and it makes me happier and more comfortable with my body.

I have grown to love my butt. I remember being in high school and hating it but these days I am obsessed with it." For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. Read more of @saynatuu's story on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #beauty #blackwomen #blackbeauty #blackgirlmagic #blackbodies
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames

#BodyNoire2 "Brown Skin Lady--You fruitful, beautiful, smart, lovable, huggable
Doable like art, suitable to be part
Of my life, coppertone owe you copyright infringement.
You been this tan since way back in the day,
It's like I'm standin there, you know appreciatin God's design,
And then you showed up, it's like you read my mind
Damn she's fine." _____________________________
For our Body Noire 2 photo series we photographed these 6 beautiful women who share how they've come to love their bodies over the years. See the full series on BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com. #blackbodies #blackwomen #beauty #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlmagic #beyondclassicallybeautiful
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Creative direction, Abi Ishola @aishola πŸ“· @shotbybank
MUA, Yetty Bames
Lyrics, "Brown Skin Lady" by Black Star
Models, @jezra_m @lola_adesanya @thebaldiemovement @tajmahalll @saynatuu @shanikahillocks

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