Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Whole Lotta Lovin Goin On

Published in April 2009 issue of HEAT magazine

By Te-Erika Patterson

The rest of the country is catching up to what the South has already known- full figured women are the best thing walking. Forget about the size 2 waifs who continue to grace the covers of magazines causing millions of women who don’t fit that mold to feel as though they could not live up to the nation’s standard of beauty.

With the recent celebration surrounding Beyonce’s debut on the April 2009 cover of Vogue magazine, the cover title proudly boasting ‘Real Women Have Curves’, more and more women are dusting off their booty shorts and mini skirts as they declare to the world and everyone in it “I am bold and beautiful because I am who I am!

But you’ll never have to explain that concept to the fellas south of the Mason Dixon. We, the righteous, progressive brothers and sisters down in the dirty dirty already knew that.

We like our women nice and juicy, cornbread fed with an attitude to boot. No longer do we have to conform to an image of beauty spoon fed to us by a select few of nerdy wannabe trendsetters in New York. We take pride in who we are, where we’re from and what we look like when we rock the gear that makes us feel good.

There’s a whole lotta lovin’ for the lovely ladies whose confidence is not defined by their waist size. Whatever the scale says, whatever the dress size, however the jeans fit, we now know that it isn’t the size that dictates our happiness and beauty- it’s the radiance that eminates from inside.

You are beautiful!

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