Gabby Sidibe in Bazaar: Curvy in Couture

By Ophira Edut As much as we criticize fashion magazines, now and then a small victory for body-love comes along. The February 2010 Harper's Bazaar has jumped on the Precious-loving bandwagon by adorning breakout star Gabourney "Gabby" Sidibe in a red Tommy Hilfiger dress, with sparkly Harry Winston strands. I, for one, must … [Read more...]

The Audacity of Young Black Women Who are Low-Income, Obese, Abused, and ‘Precious’

About a week ago, I began reading an article in the New York Times Magazine called, "The Audacity of Precious".  I was so pissed by what I read in the first few paragraphs I couldn't finish the piece at that time. When Precious' plight lands her in a special school, she blossoms: the audience's initial rejection of Precious, … [Read more...]