First of all let me just say that I’m super JEALOUS that I didn’t make it to Full Figured Fashion Week!!
So…I guess the media is all about loving the big girl now….like voluptuousness is some new hot discovery that they can’t get enough of. Let me fill yall in on something… skinny broads…aren’t evil…they’re hungry…and even the modeling industry is realizing that this is an unhealthy and unrealistic representation of what womanhood is and what womanhood should be about.
I’m content in my 6’1.5” voluptuous frame.
Somebody needs the definition of voluptuous, so here it goes.
Main Entry: vo·lup·tu·ous
Pronunciation: v&-‘l&p(t)-sh&-w&s, -sh&s
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin voluptuosus, irregular from voluptas pleasure, from volup pleasurable; akin to Greek elpesthai to hope, Latin velle to wish — more at WILL
- a : full of delight or pleasure to the senses : conducive to or arising from sensuous or sensual gratification : LUXURIOUS (a voluptuous dance) (voluptuous ornamentation) (a voluptuous wine) b : suggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form (voluptuous nudes)
- : given to or spent in enjoyment of luxury, pleasure, or sensual gratifications (a long and voluptuous holiday — Edmund Wilson)
synonym see SENSUOUS
– vo·lup·tu·ous·ly adverb
– vo·lup·tu·ous·ness noun
Even Merriam-Webster recognizes that ain’t a damn thang wrong with being size sexy.
Maybe it’s my Caribbean upbringing, but I was raised with a positive self body image, an appreciation for curves, hips, thighs and even that jiggle in the middle. Some of the baddest ladies I know are over a size 14…and doing it better than a lot of broads. My mummy wines better THAN ANYBODY!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not poohing on smaller chicks in the name of bigging up the super sexy, however lets recognize facts. Being portrayed as mammy’s, matriarchs, and the quintessential friend has gotten pretty old.
Plus sized sistas are lovers, fighters, vixens, innovators, role models, divas, bad bad chicks, pin-ups, sirens….need I go on.
I’ve also come to the conclusion that, while they may not willingly admit it, every man has a secret size sexy fantasy. It’s ok, you don’t have to admit it here. Send me a message about it, it’ll be our secret…LMAO.
I’d also like to recommend that everyone recognize and get in touch with their inner big girl…you know that voice that says, “Damnit, I’mma eat this food and not vomit it up in the name of vanity.” She’s usually right.
Now look, I’m not saying obesity isn’t an issue, as a people…a healthy lifestyle is critical. However, realize that we can’t all be a size 6 in that process.
This one is for my FAT chicks…ain’t nothing like the real thang baby!