Ready to kick off your weekend with a banger ?!
Latina singer / songwriter Elle Baez blessed our eyes and ears with a music video for her latest single, “Stereotype” and it’s so good we had to share it with all of you!
After all, what could be better than watching women of all sizes empower and lift each other up while looking gorgeous while doing it ?! Talk about a serotonin boost!
Watch Elle Baez’s ‘Stereotype’ Music Video!
She gives the TCF the scoop of her latest single!
TCF: We love the powerful message of your new single “Stereotype”! Was this song inspired by your personal experiences?
She Baez: “Thank you very much! Yes, Stereotype’s post is a direct reflection of my own personal experiences growing up and chasing my dreams. From a young age, I could tell I didn’t have the “look” that society loves and admires so quickly to be tall and Latina. I felt I had to shrink and change to fit. It took me several long years to develop and gain self-confidence. This song was written as a reflection of my past from my perspective today.
“I would like my young self to have the self-confidence and confidence that I have as an adult. The stereotype is a celebration of all that I have accomplished and that I will never let the white male gaze try to put me down. I no longer tolerate being told to lose weight to look good or to sing my music in front of a crowd.“
I am beautiful and I am here to stay. I am # NotYourStereotype.
TCF: The concept of the clip is so endearing! We love the way you and your fabulous group of friends take this girl under your wing at the beach! How did you come up with the concept?
She Baez: “Yes!! This concept of a music video is probably the closest and dearest to my heart than any other video I’ve ever made. It’s because it tells my own story in a certain way. I never knew the body positive world existed. I still remember to this day having discovered it and found my home. It’s a community where I can feel so safe. I knew I wanted the video to be a positive body pool party that I am hosting because:
1. I always wanted to go to a BOPO pool party and 2. How EPIC would that be for a music video? ! “
“My director, Gabriella Concepcion, had the idea of creating a script with me bringing a “mini-me” to the party, played by Rachel Berrios. Rachel experienced bodily shame in her own life, so this day of filming was really special for her.“
“The video opens with her reading ads about a toxic diet culture on her cell phone. I take her under my wing and show her that there is a whole world waiting for her with open arms. “
“The majority of the girls involved in the video are from a collective that I co-founded called “The Curvy Artists Collective”. They all brought an incredibly positive energy to define. Making this video and telling this story with them means everything to me.“
TCF: Your video was sponsored by Adore Me! How did this partnership come about? Was everyone in the clip decked out in Adore Me?
She Baez: “Each girl in the video fiercely wears an Adore Me costume. I absolutely LOVE Adore Me for their size and killer costumes. I also feel so confident when I wear them. I’ve been partnering with them for about a year and when I came up with the concept I thought how cool it would be for us to partner up for this video. I showed them the song and the script and they immediately fell in love.“
“They are really changing the game of body positivity and the partnership was so organic and easy. They dressed each girl in a costume and also gave them bags, blankets and towels. The clip is a girl’s fashion show with stylish curves from Adore Me !!!“
Are you like us and you never tire of Elle Baez?
Play Elle Baez’s new “Stereotype” music video!
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