As a fitness content creator, I have been disappointed by the lack of available stock photos of black people working out and doing yoga. The wild popularity of the movie Black Panther and now all of the new shows and movies being released with black main characters displays the absolute importance of being represented in the media you consume. Hence, the Black People Doing Yoga project!
Join the Black People Doing Yoga Project
I’m looking for 15-20 women and men of African ancestry to volunteer for:
- a 30 minute practice
- a 20-30 minute photoshoot and
- a 15-20 minute interview about your thoughts on yoga as a black/afrolatinx individual
In order to participate in LIVE practices and photoshoots, you must live in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I also frequently visit Massachusetts/New Hampshire during the holidays and vacations, so folks in those areas can schedule something with me in advance. If you’re in one of these areas and would like to participate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Black People Doing Yoga.”
Be Part of Our Instagram Movement
If you’re not in one of the areas mentioned above, we still want you to participate! Send your photos with your stories to the email address listed above or tag @blackpeopledoingyoga for a repost.
Thank you in advance for your help with this project. Please feel free to download and share this photo along with this message anywhere you can!