Business, authenticity and marginalization

A Black female entrepreneur stands in an office building under a sign for a retail space for rent.

In which I talk about how well the standard marketing advice of “be yourself and be authentic” works for marginalized business owners, and balancing safety + authenticity.

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at