Ep. 9 – Black Women Are Worthy
Listen to this week's new podcast episode featuring Deun Ivory
Deun Ivory is a multidisciplinary artist, model, and influencer. Deun has dedicated her life's work to celebrating black women and capturing their stories while also offering healing through art and community. Deun shares her creative journey and how a VSCO grant from Access Ventures helped her launch a personal art project that evolved into a nonprofit and movement.
By way of Texas—Deun Ivory is an LA-based director, photographer, and creative wellness designer who creates and curates visual experiences centered around storytelling, self-love, and the advancement of black women.
As a multidisciplinary artist, she has photographed for Apple, Nike, Glossier, CRWN Mag’s cover of Issa Rae, and has worked as the art director for Black Girl in Om—Ivory has carved her own lane as a rare breed regarding her ability to effortlessly express her vision through various creative mediums.
As the founder + creative director of "the body: a home for love", a 501 (c)3 non-profit shifting culture around how black women heal from sexual trauma—Deun has cemented her power and influence as a wellness visionary and visual storyteller—garnering press from VOGUE, essence magazine, glamour, refinery29 and more.
Black Women are Worthy is a movement inspired by the stories of black women like Breonna Taylor, Serena Williams, Oluwatoyin Salau, and every other black woman who deserved and deserves to be loved, respected, and protected at all costs.
Deun Ivory's short film is a catalyst for the body: a home for love’s goal of raising $2 million dollars to actualize our vision of serving and growing a community of over 10,000 black women and becoming the standard for trauma-informed care and creative wellness.
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