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Jessamyn Stanley is on a mission to smash the body hierarchy.

Jessamyn Stanley is proud to be breaking the myth of yoga as a practice for “skinny, rich white women in expensive leggings.” “If you can breathe, you can do this practice, ” she says. It seems quite basic, but judging from the reaction that this “fat femme” has caused throughout the international yoga community, you’d think she’d invented an entirely new form of exercise. Stanley, who lives in North Carolina, has become not just a yoga instructor but a body

  • Words:
    Djassi DaCosta Johnson
  • Photograph:
    Gustav Almestål
  • Set Design:
    Matilda Beckman

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  • Words:
    Djassi DaCosta Johnson
  • Photograph:
    Gustav Almestål
  • Set Design:
    Matilda Beckman
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