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Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?

Recently Madame Noire Magazine asked the question WHY IS MELISSA MCCARTHY THE FACE OF BODY POSITIVITY AND NOT GABOUREY SIDIBE? It’s a fair question and I’m going to hazard my own guess. Melissa’s good fatty to Gabourey’s unapologetic fatty makes for better Hollywood stories. Society and the media love fat people as long as they’re… Continue reading Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?

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New Year, New You? Heck No!

I’ll make this short and sweet. It’s that time of the year again. After the merriment of the holidays, we’re bombarded with ads telling us that we need to change our bodies to become sexier, attractive and desirable. In other words, our current physiques aren’t acceptable… we need to reduce and mold them beginning on… Continue reading New Year, New You? Heck No!

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If you can’t say something nice…

In Disney’s movie, Bambi, cute bunny Thumper is prompted by his mother to recite a bit of advice she’s probably repeated to him time and again : “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all”. Although grammatically incorrect, it’s something every person has learned at one time or another: if you can’t… Continue reading If you can’t say something nice…

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Sharpton’s a big (formerly fat) hypocrite

Rev Al Sharpton, Baptist minister as well as a civil rights and social activist, has been in the news recently due to the murders of unarmed black men, and resulting racial tensions, in New York City and Ferguson, MO. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is because of an article from… Continue reading Sharpton’s a big (formerly fat) hypocrite