That Photo From Facebook: Let’s Call Her The Woman Who Doesn’t Wear a Size 4

blacksistanaked

I saw this photo this morning on Facebook from Elegant Plus.com.  Elegant Plus provides guides to apparel, shoes, and jewelry and accessories for the size 12W-34W bunch.  I think that it is wonderful.  It doesn’t matter how big you are or how old you are, you can still create value and be valuable, especially when the whole world, it seems, only values whether you fit into a size 4.

It doesn’t mean that you should be happy to be weighty.  But be healthy with your weight and in your body.  Don’t be teetering on the edge of heart disease or diabetes.  Many black women—like this beaming sista with gray in her hair—look exactly like her. Yet they are badgered from ages 12 through old age about their size. Whatever happened to men who appreciated women with roundness in them?

Of course, I don’t know her name, at least not yet. I’m sorry that this is a small photo, at least for now. But I love her, even though she is only wearing a smile.

~ by blksista on June 11, 2013.

 
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