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Lena Waithe Is The Star Of Nike’s Latest Campaign


Lena Waithe Is The Star Of Nike’s Latest Campaign



Nike recently relaunched a ‘90s campaign that featured basketball legend Michael Jordan and acclaimed director Spike Lee back in the day —and it stars one of our favorite Hollywood talents, Lena Waithe!

Waithe, who became the first Black woman to win an Emmy Award for Oustanding Comedy Writing for Master of None, stars in the new “Shoe Therapy” campaign as Dr. Dana Sole, who’s a “shoe therapist.” Waithe gives advice to various “shoe addicts” who include NBA star Draymond Green, track and field athlete Deajah Stevens and more.

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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What Does It Mean To Be “Black Butterfly Beautiful”

The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

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