Because everyone in this community — whether apple, pear, or hourglass shaped — should feel empowered to embrace their true selves, without having to chase yet another curvy body ideal.
The current literature on body image tends to focus on body size and omits the racialized aspects of beauty and body image that are a result of the historical oppression faced by Black women.
Your waist is the most gorgeous section of your body.
And while beautiful and stunning in their own right, the chosen few hardly represent the full scope of the plus size community.
And then along came J-Lo, Kim Kardashian, et al, and suddenly curves were in.
A mirror and a degree of self-awareness will usually do the trick.
Such findings are significant in that they speak to the impact that stereotyping or racism can have on body image perceptions for African American women.
There are many advantages pure breeds have over individuals compromised as a combination.