Curvy plus-size women are taking over the fashion and beauty industry and covering major magazine publications left and right.
Following the huge success of Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover shoot, Ebony has dedicated their latest issue to highlighting some influencers from the curvy community and getting their take on body image, self acceptance, and public perception.
Style Blogger Gabi Gregg (aka GabiFresh), singer Jazmine Sullivan, actress Danielle Brooks (Taystee from OITNB), and singer Chrisette Michele cover the issue in military-inspired outfits as “The Body Brigade:”
We are all Black women who have had varying struggles with weight, food and body acceptance. Unlike me, my dining mates lead public lives. In this exclusive conversation, you will be privy to their raw emotional honesty and sound intellect, and whether you are someone who could have joined us for the meal or someone who has never engaged in the body image battle, you will learn how critical, complicated, contradictory and sometimes completely satisfying the relationship between big Black women and their bodies is.