I Stand for dancing with hard-won skill and joyful abandon, at any size.
I Stand for my Sisters and Brothers who have declared this Public Statement.
I Stand against sexism from anyone toward anyone, for any reason.
I Stand against body shaming, large or small, old or young, strong or weak, any gender, any class or status.
I Stand for personal choices and human dignity.
I Stand against bullying, abuse, and violence.
I Stand with you, my fellow dancers, to create safe spaces of respect and encouragement.
I created this poster-version for the I STAND movement/community. The original photo was by Lee Corkett Photography.