By sista

I’m not hateful, I’m just a hater…there is a difference.

I’m developing this blog to encourage discussion about the beauty status quo regarding weight and beauty, and how it relates African American women. The truth is that plus-sized women, bbw, etc are hated on, but that doesn’t make being overweight a good thing.  Sistas have been taught to value having meat on their bones, but have not been advised as to how that extra weight that they embrace may hinder their lives when it’s out of control (obesity).   What about health-related issues vs. beauty considerations? Does it hinder your options in the dating world when you are a Black BBW? Why do many black women get offended if you talk about their weight? Why do black men claim to like big women, but have definitions and clarifications as to what “thick” or “phat” is (thin in the waist, thick in the thighs and booty).  What does all this mean…?  You tell me.


2 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Anarnia
    June 18, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Well I did a bit of research on this subject your pose. And is seems to boil down to biology and scientific fact. According to the book, however not quoting exactly from it, Apples vs. Pears. Being small in the waist and big in the butt is natures way of building a “fertile” creature. Remember the saying baby-making hips? Unfortunately, women who carry and tend to gain most of their weight above the waistline are prone to experience difficulty becoming pregnant. However, if pear-shaped females don’t what there weight they will become an unhealthy apple-shape. The book also points out the pro & cons of being either shaped as well as highlighting how to take care of your emotional and physical health and shape.

  2. August 21, 2009 at 12:18 am

    well, i think we got to think deeper on the matter. i’ve been on this road all my life and i see no happiness there, for any person; male or female, black or white. in the end, we get rejected and health risk. it’s not worth it just to be angry at a world that won’t accept us for being ourself. when it benefits a person, it’s better to bend in the wind rather than drown in self destructions. M


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