“According to a Yahoo Health Study, 94% of girls have been shamed because of how their bodies look. I was once a young dancer who struggled with self-image because my body was ‘different’ from my dance peers,”
Dancer, choreographer and teacher Jade Charon can tell you first-hand that being a non-sterotypical stick-thin dancer isn’t always easy. Especially when it comes to buying leotards and outfits,
“Not all of our bodies are made like that…. me and my mom thought, ‘why don’t we create leotards for dancer that need more support and coverage?'”
And just like that, with the help of family, friends and hours of hard work, Jade is now adding the title “clothing designer” to her resume.
This Saturday, the Milwaukee-native launched her very first line of body-postive, flattering and affordable leotards: 30:11 by Jade Charon.Jade Charon 30:11
How can we eliminate body shaming all around, in dance and outside of dance?That's what the leotards are, [they help to] just start this conversation."
The new body-positive line aims to eliminate body shaming and build self-esteem for dancer with curvy body types- and with mesh detailing, built-in support and flattering necklines, not only can girls feel great but they can look great, as well.
“How can we eliminate body shaming all around, in dance and outside of dance?That’s what the leotards are, [they help to] just start this conversation.”
Want to check out the leotards for yourself or learn how you can help get these leotards donated to various dance companies here in Milwaukee? Learn more about this new leotard line, 30:11 by Jade Charon here.