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Decolonizing the Black Male Body Through Yoga

you are a boy. Boys walk this way and girls walk that way. Boys can’t switch their hips.Boys can’t roll their backs. Boys can’t move their bodies like girls can.

iStockTo move the black-boy body untethered to the stiff, oppressive weight of hyper masculinity is to move like a girl, which, in our heteronormative, misogynistic society, means moving your body inconsistent with that of a straight man.

Men, so our toxically masculine world teaches us, are to essentially move as physically unattuned creatures whose limbs don’t relax or move gracefully.

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