I bet you that your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds are constantly bombarded with slim-thick models and celebrities. Many black women and other women of color have slim-thick figures as a God-given gift. This glorification arrived only when rich, white celebrities decided these body types were worthy of praise and attention. Think Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.
Learn to love your body, slim-thick or not.
Being healthy and fit is one of the latest trends. People are juicing, doing keto diets and aiming for a very specific body type. As usual however, women are often hit with the bulk of any trend and have to adhere to very specific requirements, especially when it comes to how we look. In the latest trend of fitness, women are aiming to have slim-thick bodies, think Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj. I know people have been excited about this new body ideal , saying it encourages women to be healthier, to eat more protein and exercise. It still promotes women as sexual objects and puts more pressure on women to attain a body type that is even harder to achieve and maintain. Now, every body part now has its own individual standard, a standard that is based on women who often use surgery or injections to achieve their looks. You need a small waist, but a big ass.
The new body image is way more restrictive than anyone thought
However, it seems that while all bodies are deemed beach ready, there is one in particular that celebs are striving for this summer — Slim Thick. Long gone are the days when women strove for an hourglass figure or a thigh gap, it is a combination of the two that seems to be the goal for many. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are two of the most famous celebs boasting the Slim Thick body image. Demi Rose boasts both a washboard stomach as well as curvaceous hips that have made her the envy of many women. Other famous celebs with a booty and a stomach to boot include Amber Rose, Jennifer Lopez and of course the original queen of the curves, Beyonce.
There are two options: ignore or take a look at what exactly is being touted as the latest shape du jour. Nothing wrong with a little extra help. They also got some new stuff in I wanna try.