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Thick & Representing! Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele, Danielle Brooks & Gabi Fresh Cover 'EBONY' Magazine (Photo)

Check out this month's cover of EBONY magazine which features: singers Chrisette Michele and Jazmine Sullivan, Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks, and plus-size blogger and swimwear designer, Gabi Fresh. 

In this EBONY post entitled, 'The Curvy Confessionals,'  the writer leads a conversation about body image, Black women and self-acceptance. 

Here's an excerpt from the article: 

"Those of us who identify as chunky, curvy, plus-size, big, ample, full-figured, BBW, big-boned, thick, voluptuous, heavy-set or fat are fully aware of the obsession-rejection, push-pull, love-hate relationship society has with our physiques. What others may think about what we do or don’t eat doesn’t matter; the greater judgments, regardless of whether they are favorable, come from within.

Although African-American women have the dubious honor of weighing in as the most obese of any group in the country (recent national data finds that 80 percent of Black women are considered overweight or obese), it’s worth noting that nearly 70 percent of Black men are overweight or obese as well, compared with 71 percent of White men and 63 percent of White women. 

To be a “brick house” or “thick” has never been a sin in Black America, and not surprisingly, overweight Black women are also reported to be happier with their bodies than White women across the weight scale. The perceived White women’s coveted “skinny” status is not a universal goal for their Black counterparts; some of us who wear size 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and up actually like ourselves as we are."

Check out the full article over here at EBONY

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