I am learning to love me, my body, my hair, my blackness, my soul

In the face of racism and daily microaggressions, Zanyell spends years starving herself and self-harming in an attempt to disappear. Eventually, she finds love and yoga and starts to feel more comfortable taking her rightful space in the world.

“It isn’t a conscious thought in the moment, but I know that this is when I decide I don’t want to be seen; not for my blackness.”

Watch the video below of Zanyell performing her story, which debuted at Black Stories Matter: Truth to Power on June 21, 2019.


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