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NO H8 Dance Performance 2012 (Anti-Bullying/Anti-Discrimination)
Choreography: Phil Stambaugh Music: Madonna/Sorry (Confessions Tour Remix) The sudden increase in suicide among young children, especially gay youth, being bullied at school was my main inspiration for creating this dance. I wanted to create a dance piece that brought awareness to the labels that society places upon individuals. I was inspired by the NOH8 campaign and it's efforts to draw attention to such issues. I hope that this dance can inspire and create conversations about this issue and in turn help promote a positive and peaceful change.
Sofiya Cheyenne Uses Acting to Advocate for Little People | Seen | NowThis
Actress Sofiya Cheyenne doesn't want to be seen as a 'little person' but as a talented woman, passionate about her career. » Subscribe to NowThis Entertainment: https://go.nowth.is/Entertainment_Subscribe Sofiya Cheyenne is using acting to advocate for the little person. Sofiya Cheyenne says little people are underrepresented in Hollywood, and often abled celebrities play roles that should go to actors with disabilities. NYC- based Sofiya Cheyenne in this Sofiya Cheyenne interview talks about dwarfism and being a 'dwarf,' Sofiya Cheyenne roles, little person representation, and how a lack of little people representation in Hollywood contributes to a culture where people feel comfortable calling little people and dwarfs a 'midget.' Sofiya Cheyenne was part of the Lilliput Troupe in New York City, and Sofiya Cheyenne roles include Guys and Dolls, Jimob, Loudermilk, Trouble on High, Checkout, and StartUp. Watch NowThis' full interview with actress Sofiya Cheyenne! #SofiyaCheyenne #acting #dwarfism #littlepeople #Hollywood Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Seen is about two of NowThis’ most important pillars: inclusion and representation. 'Seen' shines a spotlight on the game changers in pop culture; the people who are seeing a void in the zeitgeist and carving their own niches. These are the people who wish to see themselves reflected in fashion, beauty, film, and television. These are the people who are using their platforms to make a lasting difference on the landscape of culture — regardless of their status or recognizability. These are the individuals who deserve to be seen. NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisentertainment @NowThisEntertainment
BE YOU TIFUL
A multi-media dance piece choreographed, performed, filmed and directed by Sofiya Cheyenne . This was part of The Dwarf Artist Coalition 4th annual Telephone project. A response to my own journey of self love and embracing my own body in space. Grappling with my own insecurities and obstacles throughout my life I have learned to own and take space for my body and have no shame in that. I share my journey here in movement with you...
One Woman Gets Real About Dwarfism | Get Real | Refinery29
Subscribe to Refinery29 for more: http://bit.ly/subscribe-to-r29 As a 4-foot-1-inch woman living in New York City, Sofiya Cheyenne gets a lot of stares. She’s more than willing to educate strangers on her type of dwarfism – a result of the rare skeletal disorder spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita – but serving as an impromptu spokesperson for all little people gets exhausting. Sofiya is an actor based in Brooklyn. You can see more of her work at www.sofiyacheyenne.com Subscribe to the Refinery29 channel: http://bit.ly/subscribe-to-r29 For the latest trends and videos, visit: refinery29 [dot] com Like Refinery29 on Facebook: Refinery29 Follow Refinery29 on Twitter: @refinery29 Heart Refinery29 on Instagram: @refinery29