What PRIDE means to me

What PRIDE means to me

We are so proud to work with exceptional artists who help bring the vision of Appeeling to life.  Their artistry and inspired creativity shares a vision of our brand beyond what we could have imagined.   While the images are powerful, so too are their voices.  During Pride Month we want to share what Pride means to everyone.  Pride is personal and each story is powerful.    We encourage you to share YOURS!

This is Ivory's statement on what Pride means, personally. "As a white passing, straight passing, Queer woman of colour, PRIDE is vital for me to stand up and be counted alongside my vibrant Queer community. Many of us live as "other" in our day to day lives - and PRIDE is a time of taking up space (when we're often told not to) of being loud (when we're often made quiet) and most of all, owning who we are and all that encompasses (despite the hetero normative pressures of society which tell us we don't belong). Pride is a time to show up - show out- and to recognize all who stand shoulder to shoulder on the margins of society. It is a time to amplify queer, non-binary and trans voices and issues and fight for our rights and freedoms which are woven into the fabric of daily life." 

About Ivory: Ivory is Toronto based multidisciplinary artist. A graduate of Randolph College for the Performing Arts she leads a storied career as a singer, actor, dancer, model and body positive advocate. An archer, axe thrower and firebreather, Ivory boasts a bag of tricks which is sure to wow any crowd! Since being crowned Miss Canada Plus 2007, Ivory has continued her activism as a Plus Sized Entertainer and advocate for over 10 years, pushing for change with her intersectional feminism, body positivity, queer advocacy and outspoken message of love at all costs. A founding member of the Succulent Six, Canada's team of Curvy Super SHEroes and a proud member of Les Femmes Fatales, Canada's premiere burlesque troupe for Women of Colour, you can follow her antics on Instagram and Twitter @pureivorydotca and online at https://buff.ly/2zNUsVa


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