It is once again THAT time of year.., time for the ESPN - TheBODY ISSUE 2017!!!
It is the time when the really good folks at ESPN The MAGAZINE gift we mere mortals with prime examples of bodily perfection.
HOWEVER, they STILL seem to be running short on participants who are WOMEN Of CO\LOR.
For 2017, Professional Softball Player AKRON RACERS Left Fielder A. J. ANDREWS, WNBA 2016 MVP LOS ANGELES SPARKS Forward #30 NNEMKADI NNEKA OGWUMIKE, and JAMAICAN Track Star NOVELETTE WILLIAM-MILLS are them only three WOMEN Of COLOR featured in the celebration.
WARNING!!! NSFW!!! ARTISTIC NUDITY!!! WARNING!!! NSFW!!! ARTISTIC NUDITY!!!
NNEMKADI "NNEKA" OGWUMIKE
"When I was first informed that I would have the opportunity to be in the ESPN Body Issue Magazine, there were a few big questions. Was posing nude appropriate, Christ-like, and would it set a good example for the young girls who looked up to me? Did posing nude fall into the Society's trap of it "being ok" for women to show off their body parts, and did this just go completely against my morals? I began to think hard about this looking at past women's' photos who were in the body issue when I realized that this may be an opportunity that empowers more than just myself. I prayed doing the body issue would be an opportunity to say to women and young girls, that regardless of what "society" says a woman should "act like" and "look like" it is important that females can be strong, powerful, and beautiful in their own skin. I hoped this was an opportunity to say to females it is not about "flaunting" your body parts to get attention but being sincerely proud of the body that God has given you. I prayed that I could motivate young girls to work hard physically with the no worries of having to look a certain way to "society" because it was something that I felt many struggled with. I prayed that I can show females that self-love is important and that "society" lies." alwaysaj.com • • • #BodyIssue #Women #WomenPower #empowerment #SocietyLies #SelfLove #ESPN #ajandrews #aj #glorytogod #ebony @vibemagazine @regalmagazine #blackexcellence @blkgirls