Hey ladies, First let me say happy Happy Black History Month. As this is my first black history month as a blogger, I really wanted to pay homage to curvy women, fashionistas, and designers all over the world. Each week will show case a different theme.
So to kick things off, this week is all about curvy women who are thriving and working in the industry. I chose to start with this theme and these women because I feel like it’s important for young girls to understand that your body weight does not have to hold you back. Regardless of how much you weigh you can be a singer, an actress, a model, and whole lot more.
for me personally, these women I do consider to be role models. More than just being curvy and successful, but they are plastered in the media in the middle of scandal. They handle themselves with class, their talents overlap, and they all come from humble backgrounds.
The first role model that I am proud to talk about is my home state favorite Queen Latifah aka Dana Owens.
(I had to come out the gate with her, as a born and raised Jersey girl myself, it’s only right that I show the Jersey love.)
She needs no introductions, her career spans multiple decades, and she has been a force. From sitcoms, to box office hits, to being the face of cover girl, to having her own make up line, to showing off her sultry voice, to being one of the most respected female MC’s in hip hop.
She’s come a long way from her U.N.I.T.Y days, and she just keeps on rising!
I tell you I can’t get enough of Queen Latifah. every time I see her on the red carpet, she blows me away. Simply because she has such confidence. As I was growing up I struggled with my weight but to she her proud, and being considered and equal, it changed my mind.