This morning I woke up, following my morning routine: checking my emails, scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. You guys know how it is, especially if you’re a millennial 😉 So I was scrolling through Facebook when I stumbled upon a post by Phat Girl Fresh entitled, “When Fat on Fat Shade Goes Wrong.” As you can imagine, I was curious to see what was up. Check out the videos below for more!
Talking about it further with my family and friends, I can honestly say that I understand the overall point they were trying to make — although lost in words such a foolish and condescending. But I understand…society treating something that is ‘normal’, as an anomaly, can do more harm than good. We should see people as people, and not labels.
I can hear that. I have nothing but love and respect for these women.
But I think that’s its important to remember that ‘normal’ is relative to each and every one of us. What is normal for me, may or may not be normal for you. And let’s face it, in regards to the entertainment industry, a group of 10 full-figured women dancing professionally to hip-hop, is not something that most people see everyday on their television screens! Like I said in my video, the opportunity for a little round girl to see a group of women who represent her body type, can mean everything to how she views herself. That’s a big deal. And for that reason alone, I think the Pretty Big Movement is doing a phenomenal job, and deserves the accolades. Society can be so negative sometimes, especially when it comes to how people look…why not celebrate the positive?
What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you agree? Disagree? Are you somewhere in between? Leave a comment and let me!
Until Next Time,