By: Chelsee Pompey IG: @everythingChelsee
Sharing the stage with icons such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson, and Rihanna is an amazing opportunity; having your sister by your side while doing it just makes the experience that much better.
This year Amari and Jore Marshall are at the forefront of the changes we can look forward to from celebrities who are becoming more inclusive when selecting talent to participate in their latest and greatest projects. Plus size ladies are gaining more opportunities to show off their skills and serving as inspiration for other ladies who usually aren’t represented on major platforms.
Beyonce’s legendary Coachella performance is one to remember. Queen Bey out did herself with this historic and culture filled performance. Her dancers were so creative that many fans attempted to mimic the choreography soon after. Two dancers that stood out were the Marshall sisters. Although they slayed the entire performance they are most noticeable during the “Baby Boy” remix segment dancing directly behind Beyonce.
Another diverse project recently came from Janet Jackson’s new song “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee. The creative music video that’s full of culture and dance only featured one of the sisters, Amari Marshall, but they both were in attendance at Jackson’s auditions. Amari is seen multiple times in the video and live performances. She jumps in the first 15 seconds of the official video but came back and blessed the video with her talents in a group dance with Janet Jackson. In most of her appearances you can see Amari directly behind or beside Jackson wearing a blue and yellow tribal outfit and killing the choreography.
Rihanna’s latest fashion show for Savage X Fenty, a lingerie line made with all women in mine, featured models of all sizes from small, to plus size, and even pregnant. The Marshall sisters hit the stage together in their Savage X Fenty pieces representing plus size women and of course the art of dance.
This is the type of inclusiveness our society needs. I’m thankful that celebrities are shifting away from the typical representation for women and mixing it up a bit. Putting women like the Marshall sisters on their stage front and center is a major influence on women who normally wouldn’t see themselves represented on major platforms standing beside some of the greatest women who we’ve grown to love and respect in the industry.
Find them on IG @amarimonster & @joremarshall