MILWAUKEE, Wis. – As families are joining summer individuals are battling with the impact of bullying and low self-esteem. Some individuals are experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear, or depression as a result of bullying or micro aggressions. According to stated that approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media. 58% of college aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight.

Khloe's Blues Photoshoot is an event leading up to the reading of the Bronzeville Arts Ensemble production of KHLOE'S BLUES by La'Ketta Caldwell for the Milwaukee Black Theatre Festival August 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm at The Table.. The Khloe's Blues project began with a conversation Ms. Caldwell had with a student, made fun of because of her dark skin. The talk inspired a campaign to voice other young women and women who have experienced bullying. After researching colorism and bullying, Ms. Caldwell wanted to create a space to remind women of various hues, shapes and sizes that they are beautiful just the way they are.

Women and the girls in the girls in their life are invited to participate in the group photoshoot, Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Mitchell Park, meeting near the historic Mitchell Park Domes.

Join us in honoring beautiful women and young women like Khloe, and spread the message that, Every Body and Hue is Beautiful." This event is in partnership with the Milwaukee Parks Foundation, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, Raising the Bar, and Keytalife.

Caldwell’s “Khloe's Beautiful Blues,” is available a children's book published by Waukesha-based Orange Hat Publishing, and stage play that, together, will further the reach and awareness of Khloe’s story. The play, produced by Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, will provide youth performers with professional theatre experience while at the same time provide teachers and youth development professionals with educational materials, tools, and resources to support students who have experienced bullying and teach young people how to resist bullying behaviors. A traveling workshop series based on “Khloe’s Blues” will also be made available to schools and after-school programs.

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