Morehouse Spelman Does “Nude” Body Issue Cover

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BodyIssue1The Maroon Tiger, the student  newspaper of Morehouse College, today released “The Body Issue,” which  features 30 students from Morehouse and Spelman who agreed to pose nude and tell  their own stories of overcoming abuse, addiction, depression, and a variety of  other issues. “I remember following the release of ESPN’s Body Issue and thinking to myself how distorted a presentation it was to showcase these  ideal images,” said MT managing editor Jared Loggins. “Frankly, I think the  edition missed the mark. Here we are, living in a diverse country. The vast  majority of Americans don’t look like that (not that having the perfect physique  is a bad thing).

The Maroon Tiger Staff wanted to created something of a socially  conscious and radically different response to ESPN. And that’s what got the ball  rolling.” “The Body Issue” was intended to serve as a self-affirmation tool for  the students of all body types in the midst of a society that idolizes a certain  physique, and was produced as part of The Maroon Tiger‘s ARTober campaign to  re-define and showcase that which we consider art on campus… Read More

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