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Aisha Fairclough

"I wish my family had just seen me - Aisha - and not my sexuality."
"My parents had never known someone who looked like me--who looked like them that was gay. There was no "black Ellen Degeneres" on our street whimsically dancing into my parents' heart." 2:51

Aisha is a television producer and diversity consultant. She is the founder of Representation Matters, a company dedicated to producing, creating, consulting, and casting for a more diverse lens in television, film, print and digital media. As a body image advocate, Fairclough is also founder of Body Confidence Canada, which produces the annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs); the National Campaign #SizeismSUCKS,Fat in the City (fashion and lifestyle blog); and Body Confidence Awareness Week (#BCAWeek), a week of significance currently recognized by two of Canada's largest school boards servicing over 300,00 students. Visit www.BodyConfidenceCanadaAwards.com.