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Jessamyn Stanley

Winner in Healthy Living

About Jessamyn Stanley

Yoga isn’t only for the skinny as Jessamyn Stanley—“yoga enthusiast and fat femme"—has taught us. A young, plus-sized black woman, Jassamyn redefines the “yogi norm" as a student and teacher of high-energy vinyasa flow. Her Instagram overflows with images of Jessamyn striking difficult poses on the beach or in her studio, with many commenting they never thought they had a body for yoga until Jessamyn showed them they did. She’s known to ignore negative feedback on Instagram when she poses in swimsuits or tight clothes, silencing the haters, and she’s encouraged followers to post their own body-positive yoga photos using the hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

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