Phat Fly Girls – The Show!

As promised, a few shots from the Phat Fly Girls‘ performance in the Jazz Hams show earlier this month. The dancers put on a fantastic show, while also challenging the inaccurate stereotype that fat people are lazy, out of shape, and in poor health. These women are athletes and artists, performing lifts and complicated choreography with grace.

Jazz Hams in Profile

I recently had the opportunity to photograph a great show put on by some amazing women in a HAES dance troupe, Phat Fly Girls, performing with a number of guest performers. They very graciously allowed me to shoot them backstage as well, and I hope to soon have some more photos from this show that I can share with you, but for now, this is one of my favorites:

HAES dance troupe – opening pose