#BlackHistoryMonth: 30 Black Influential Leaders Pushing for Change in the Plus Size Industry

#25: Paris Alexandra

Website: | Instagram: @paris_alexandra

As a 200-hour Registered Yoga teacher (RTY) and Healing Arts facilitator, Paris uses song, poetry, and movement to inspire self love and transform narratives in beauty, health and the arts. She is also a wellness practitioner who supports curvy athletes and creatives in growing lifestyle habits that honor the body, increase vitality, and ignite their creative lives.

She co-founded the body positive yoga studio BK Yoga Club where she and business partner Alicia Ferguson offer a safe place for practitioners, artists, and creatives to come together in a community-like environment. She says on the BK Yoga Club website:

“Movement is a walking prayer. Through poetry and song, we see our reflections in each other and create the world we want to see.”

It’s empowering to see a Black woman who doesn’t have a standard hourglass body do incredible things in the community that support all and encourage movement to everyone as a spiritual way to change the narrative in how the world sees larger bodies.