The Broadway Physique Positivity Challenge partnered with the Higher East Facet Athleta of their Speaker Sequence that addressed range and inclusivity on the Broadway Stage. The occasion featured tales of resilience from Stephanie Lexis, founding father of BBPP, Dr. Pleasure Cox from Jabbieapp and MiMi Scardulla of the Broadway Dance Heart.
“Our Speaker Sequence highlighted the significance of dialog round inclusive sizing and the continued work of the Black Lives Matter motion,” says Ogheneochuko “Ochuko” Ojakovo, Assistant Common Supervisor at Athleta Higher East Facet. “At Athleta, inclusion and variety is on the core of our DNA. We see the facility in each physique.”
“Plus measurement ladies are marginalized in each the theatre and health trade. When Athleta tasked me with choosing insightful audio system on physique positivity and measurement inclusion, Dr. Pleasure Cox and MiMi Scardulla instantly got here to thoughts. They’re true leaders of their chosen fields,” says Stephanie Lexis.
The Broadway Physique Positivity Challenge is an internet initiative to advertise physique positivity and variety in theatrical casting, with a mission to make theatre equitable for actors of all shapes, sizes, and skills.
DR. JOY COX is a physique justice advocate utilizing her talent set in analysis and management to foster social change via the promotion of physique range. She is the co-founder of Jabbie, an identification inclusive, physique affirming app that encourages folks to maneuver their our bodies in their very own manner, and the creator of, “Fats Women in Black Our bodies Creating Communities of Our Personal,” an ode to intersectional fatness and togetherness. Dr. Cox has been featured on a number of podcasts and media productions reminiscent of Meals Pysch with Christy Harrison, Nalgona Positivity Delight with Gloria Lucas, Fats Ladies of Colour with Ivy Felicia, and Huffington Publish’s piece, “Every little thing You Know About Weight problems is Incorrect.” She is the voice of an overcomer, trying to propel others into a spot of freedom designed by their needs.
STEPHANIE LEXIS is a multi-hyphenate artist and physique positivity advocate from New Jersey. In 2019, Stephanie launched Broadway Physique Positivity Challenge, an initiative to make all theatre areas equitable for actors of all shapes, sizes, and skills. Because the launch, Stephanie and the Broadway Physique Positivity Challenge crew have develop into extremely requested visitors for talking engagements at universities and theatre corporations. Stephanie writes, directs, and performs comedy sketches on her Youtube channel (youtube.com/StephanieLexis). Stephanie can also be a singer-songwriter whose music has had business placement (in Japan!!). Private Social Media (IG and Twitter: @stephanielexis, Fb: @stephanielexisofficial)
MiMi Scardulla is a performer initially from Louisiana. She has been seen Off Broadway in Gigantic and We’re the Tigers and on Broadway in Kristin Chenoweth‘s For the Women. She has labored as an assistant to Chase Brock, Lorin Lotarro, and Spencer Liff. She can also be Kristin Chenoweth‘s Affiliate Choreographer. MiMi is ecstatic to maintain engaged on As soon as Upon a One Extra Time when this “Intermission” is over! All she needs is to unfold glitter, self love, and pleasure to everybody she meets. 468-9344