Atlanta teacher, Patrice Brown, received major media attention last week after having all of her so-called racy Instagram photos exposed. The photos that caused an uproar amongst parents and others were of Patrice in her classroom wearing form fitting outfits. Apparently, people were outraged saying that she dressed too sexy for the classroom.
Sorry, you won’t be able to feast your eyes upon her curvaceous glory because her Instagram page is now private. She did this after her school district came down on her about her social media presence. Patrice still has her job. She just has to dress more “appropriately” for the classroom and be cautious about what pics she posts on the
HaterNet I mean Internet.
So, I looked at a few of her pics floating online and I must say, she is GORGEOUS! And those curves…it’s a black girl thing. That looks au naturale. If it ain’t, drop her surgeon’s info in the comments below lol. Back to the question at hand. Does she dress too sexy for the classroom? I can’t give a flat out yes or no but what I can say is that she could tone it down a bit. A simple duster vest, kimono, jacket, shawl, etc. worn over the outfits could tone down the overall look and make it more workplace appropriate.
I’m curious to know who snitched on her? Was it the parents of her students or complete strangers? Nevertheless, she put herself out there the minute she clicked that blue check to upload her pics. Quite frankly if she wouldn’t have posted photos of herself posing in the classroom this probably wouldn’t be a story! Sometimes we snitch on our damn selves by plastering all our ish on social media.
Here’s my advice to #TeacherBae and other curvy working women.
- If it can be worn to the club, don’t wear it to work! If you must wear it to work, throw on a blazer or long shawl.
- Stop taking pictures at work especially if you should be working instead of snapping a pic. Employers can use your social media activity against you if they choose to.
- When getting dressed, be mindful of where you work and whom you work around. You don’t want to cause a distraction or garner too much attention.
What do you think? Are her curves too much for the classroom? If she taught 12th grade instead of 4th grade students, would your answer change? Things that make you go hmm…