#ThisBody, The New York Times and more shameless plugs

Ashlee Haze #unleashed

If you go to your local Lane Bryant, you might see a familiar face on the displays and advertisements. Ashlee Haze is one of the faces for Lane Bryant’s #ThisBody campaign, and she’s in great company with singer Lizzo and the dancers of Pretty Big Movement. Be unbasic and press play.

And if Haze wasn’t being amazing enough, she recently did an interview ¬†with Nylon magazine about empowering women of color through spoken word. Read it here.

Kelundra #unleashed

Kelundra recently did an interview with American Theatre magazine about the role of race in theatre criticism. The article was written in response to the recent New York Times Big River controversy. New York Times critic Laura Collins-Hughes reviewed the Encores! production of the musical Big River, which is loosely based on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. In the original review, Collins-Hughes brings up the issue of race, which struck a nerve with the show’s producer Jack Viertal, so much so that he wrote a letter to the Times’ editor. Get caught up the in the drama (all puns intended).