On the heels of Ashely Graham being the first plus size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, Ebony magazine unleashed a gang of thighs on its latest cover and I love it. Deemed the “Body Brigade,” singers Chrisette Michelle (33) and Jazmine Sullivan (28) join actress Danielle Brooks (aka “Tasty” from Orange is the New Black, 26) and blogger/swimwear designer Gabi Fresh (26) for a stunning cover.
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.