Meet Ericka Hart, the year-old sex educator and performer who is making waves with her topless photos. Hart was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May , and she underwent a double mastectomy and various treatments—including chemotherapy—for the disease. She had breast reconstruction surgery in July —where doctors rebuilt her breast mounds—and that's when she discovered it was near impossible to find examples of reconstruction scars on black women. She wanted to help other women of color see what their scars could look like, and to show them they're not alone.
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The many deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police have been getting much-needed national and international attention. But within the discussions that follow, the topic of police violence against black women has been relegated to the background. To draw attention to the issue, several women took to the streets in cities around the country Wednesday, using the hashtag Sayhername borrowing from the title of the AAPF report as their rallying cry. They highlighted the tragic deaths of Rekia Boyd , Aiyana Stanley-Jones , Sheneque Proctor , and other African-American women who have lost their lives at the hands of police. The sayhername gathering in San Francisco, though, was slightly different from the rest. Many of the women who participated went topless—partly to make a statement about the hypocritical treatment of black, female bodies. Fair warning: Some of them show bare breasts.
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Jay-Marie Hill, who participated in the SayHerName protest that day, told BuzzFeed News that the photos she posted to Facebook were placed with a notice as to why they had been taken down. Hill's photos were also removed from her Instagram account. She told BuzzFeed News in an email that she replaced one photo with the same image but blurred her nipples, and that it remained in her feed. Rose Berry, who works in the Black Youth Project 's Bay Area chapter, said that Facebook required her to remove the photos and images she had posted earlier of the topless protesters before she could access the rest of her page. A representative from Facebook explained the site's community standards to BuzzFeed News, noting there is a section specifically on nudity that addresses how the site treats images of protesters who expose their bodies.
A group of protestors in San Francisco used their bodies to make a political statement when they marched topless to protest police killings of unarmed black women. The protest, which took place Thursday during morning rush hour, commemorated victims like Rekia Boyd and Aiyana Stanley-Jones. The group of protestors is called the BlackOut Collective and one of their founding members, Chinerye Tutashinda, explained why they chose to march topless ;.