here’s the thing: i’ve always been skinny. well, there was the summer of 1992 when i gained 15 pounds, but otherwise, i’ve been pretty thin my entire life. however, in the black community, being a size 4 isn’t something to write home about, as having a shapely backside (a.k.a. “fat ass”) will bring you many rewards. Such benefits include endless cat calls, starring roles in rap videos, and bagging professional athletes. however, when one is sick of being objectified by her male counterparts, one must ask how being shapely is seen in larger society. here lies the irony, the curves that black folks treasure are deemed unattractive by western society. what we call thick, they call fat; however, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. the bloggers gabifresh and girl with curves prove that point to the highest degree. obviously, plus size is the right size.