March is Women’s History Month, and Ebony magazine is shoring up a specific kind of woman who isn’t celebrated as much: the curvy woman.
Women who have been anxiously waiting to wave their Team Thickums ID cards proudly in everyone’s faces. Women who have been dubbed “plus size” by the mainstream.
Style blogger Gabi Fresh, R&B songstresses Jazmine Sullivan and Chrisette Michelle, and Orange Is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks all grace this month’s cover, part of an army-themed photo shoot.
They’re wearing army-green button-up shirts that expose a bit of their cleavage and black underwear that exposes their thighs.
They look fierce; the issue is dubbed the Body Brigade. It looks like they discuss why they’re proud of their shapes and why they want to encourage women who look like them to follow suit.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.