Thickness is a beauty attribute synonymous with Black Women. Black women have always been identified with and owned voluptuousness. The fashion industry and society have tried and failed at attempting to paint chunky, curvy, plus-size, big, ample, full-figured, BBW, big-boned, thick, voluptuous, heavy-set as taboo and unhealthy.
Yes, an over abundance of anything can be detrimental to one’s health but to paint ample body physique as all around unhealthy is simply wrong. Confusing healthy ample weight with obesity has been the big red herring that’s thrown a cloak over the beauty of thickness. And to attempt to label physiques of size some sort of social ill is simply biased.
Ebony Magazine is the latest in a number of entities that are heralding ample physical endowments of Black women. Get the full story at our online magazine HERE.