Author: Briana Dominici
Last week Bea Atienza, a member of our team, published an article about the body positivity movement and the role brands play in that movement. After the graphics promoting her article went up on our Instagram page, many commenters were quick to point out a vital piece of the conversation that Bea’s article hadn’t focused on — Black women. We at Zenerations realize now that we can’t talk about the body positive movement without remembering that the history of fatphobia and its roots are centered around Black people, and more specifically, Black women.
Meet Mazzy Jester, a young activist and changemaker from North Central Florida. This article explores her journey as a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer survivor and an ambassador for medical nonprofits such as the Children’s Miracle Network, where she fundraised for their nationwide movement, Dance Marathon.