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Wrestler Jordynne Grace Promotes Body Positivity With New Photography Project

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Wrestler Jordynne Grace Promotes Body Positivity With New Photography Project

“People you never think would have body issues have body issues.”

Wrestler Jordynne Grace, whose real name is Trisha Parker, has taken a liberating approach, tackling how women are presented in pro-wrestling. She’s broadening perspectives by showing that star talent can be showcased in all different forms and that, importantly, ONE SIZE doesn’t fit all when it comes to connecting with the audience. 

Jordynne Grace recently carried out a body positivity photoshoot with several other wrestlers.

In partnership with Rachel Ellering, the Wrestler at Impact Wrestling’s Rebellion, pay-per-view showed off her intriguing mixture of athleticism and creativity in a match that saw the duo win the Knockouts tag team titles. In past years, Grace has flourished during her run in Impact, and at only 25, she’s just starting to make her stand in the industry.

Jordynne has insisted ONE SIZE doesn’t fit all when it comes to connecting with the audience. 

jordynnegrace via Instagram

Teaming with Rachel Ellering, the Photoshoot illustrated how the industry is shaped by a collection of unique, compelling individuals.

jordynnegrace via Instagram

Her new project with Rachel mainly focused on a body positivity Photoshoot. Jordynne and ten other wrestlers illustrate how the industry is shaped by a collection of unique, compelling individuals. The people featured included Dillon McQueen, Lady Frost, Faye Jackson, Nevaeh Chantelle, Holidead, Davienne, Alejandra Lion, Becca, and Katalina Perez. 

“People you never think would have body issues have body issues. It’s something where a lot of people can relate,” Parker told SI.

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Grace self-funded the project booked space at a hotel and hired a photographer, Harry Aaron of MLW.

“People you never think would have body issues. It’s something where a lot of people can relate. This shoot empowered ten women and one man to put themselves on display. This was originally supposed to be an all-women photoshoot, but I’ve seen Dillon do a 180 with his body.” Jordynne, according to Sports Illustrated, explained. 

The shoot was initially planned to be an all-women, but Dillon joined because of what she’s seen him go through.

She added: “He’s suffered [referencing Dillon] from body image issues his whole life, so when he asked me to be part of it, he was welcomed. There are so many different shapes and sizes for men in wrestling. There are guys shaped like beer kegs. People think there is a certain way for a woman to look in professional wrestling.”

Parker was compelled to act after reading a barrage of negative feedbacks regarding girls’ bodies.

Speaking about the notion that a woman in pro wrestling should look a certain way was an integral part of her project; Jordynne claimed she was compelled to act after reading a barrage of negative comments on social media directly relating to women’s bodies. The wrestler self-funded the project, booking a space for the shoot at a hotel and hiring a photographer, the talented Harry Aaron. 

Currently, Parker is writing a monthly column for Pro Wrestling Illustrated hinged on body positivity.

Jordynne modeled and served as the liaison for each talent during the shoot, which ran for six hours. However, the wrestler now writes a monthly column for Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and she’s working on a body positivity piece that will detail the photoshoot from a firsthand experience. And while her in-ring work is a sublime mix and physicality and modern psychology, she continues to make a real impact behind the scenes, inspiring individuals and widening views.

Similarly, she will continue to make a real impact behind the scenes, widening people’s perspectives.

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