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Beyond Classically Beautiful This photo series shows how beautiful black women bodies are

Second edition of Beyond classically beautiful photo series, "Black Noire", celebrates the beauty of black women bodies.

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This "Body Noire" photo series shows the incredible beauty that lies in Black women bodies.

Thanks to the NY Times article in which Viola Davis was called “less classically beautiful”  by Alessandra Stanley (about three years ago) multi-media journalist Abi Ishola unveiled "Beyond Classically Beautiful," a photo story showcasing the vast beauty of Black women in response to the article.

play Black Noire photo series (beyondclassicallybeautiful/ Instagram)


Ishola is back with the second edition of Black female bodies celebration which is "Body Noire 2", a photo series featuring six different women explaining how they came to love their bodies

play Black Noire photo series (beyondclassicallybeautiful/ Instagram)


The photo shoot focuses on both plus-size and slim women, with their hair styled in everything from braids to afros, and stories that discuss self-confidence and health.

play Black Noire photo series (beyondclassicallybeautiful/ Instagram)


The black and white photos features Jezra M (Model, Blogger, Women’s Advocate, & Founder of Pure Body Love), Nell Coleman (Promotional Model & Founder of The B.A.L.D.I.E Movement), Lola Adesanya (Fashion Designer), Shanika Hillocks (PR Specialist), Hawanatu Mansaray (Student), Taja Ellis (Health Coach/Entrepreneur).

Check out more pictures in the gallery.

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