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Jul 29, 2015




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Staceyann Chin

Strips Down to Talk

Fashion, Identity

and Politics

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by Miriam Zoila Pérez

Black Lesbian poet and activist Staceyann Chin is featured in a new video from the StyleLikeU project, “a video platform and movement founded by a mother-daughter duo who are empowering people to accept and express their true selves.”

In this series, called “What’s Underneath,” “today’s cultural influencers down to their underwear as they open up about style, image, and identity,” writes Seth Oelbaum, deputy editor of the project, in a e-mail to Colorlines.

Chin, who recently began a video series with her 3-year-old daughter, Zuri, is their latest subject. Her video is engaging, lyrical, and politically onpoint. She opens up about her experience with corrective rape in her home country of Jamaica, choosing motherhood at age 39 and much more.