Body Image

Jazmine Sullivan Represents For Plus Size Women in Music Industry + Talks Lack of Diversity

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Plus size women cover Ebony Magazine

Hey girl! It looks like we have someone that’s proud to be the ‘only’ one representing for the curvy gals.

Jazmine Sullivan never has a problem with embracing her curves. Earlier this month, the Philly native covered Ebony magazine with other curvy women-R&B singer Chrisette Michele, blogger Gabi Fresh, and Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks-which sparked more conversations about body image and loving one’s self.

Recently, the sultry singer sat down with Huffington Post and expressed her feelings on being the ‘one’ who represents for plus size women in the music industry.

Kicking things off, Jazmine shares:

There aren’t a lot of plus size women in the industry, but I’m one. I feel like I made it through — to some degree — through the other side, to say the least. But they’re aren’t a lot… I know that I represent a lot of women out there who aren’t used to seeing themselves portrayed, and I’m happy to be that woman. I feel everybody needs to see themselves. Everybody needs to be able to look up to someone and see somebody that looks or acts like them so that they can be inspired.

Jazmine Sullivan 2016 Essence Black Women MusicBut Jazmine did not stop there…

I feel it’s all about representation. So I feel like I’m needed as far as being seen on covers and in magazines… women who look like me, women with regular bodies need to see women that look like themselves. So I would love to be one of those women to represent them.

I will happily let Jazmine be that voice! Serve boo! The Philly native also gave her fans some advice on loving yourself! She shares:

Love yourself the way you are… it’s a constant struggle, so I don’t want to preach something that’s unrealistic… because where I’m at, I’m constantly reminding myself of my good qualities and trying to affirm myself positively. So I understand sometimes you’re just not feeling yourself, but you have to love yourself for who you are.

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Jazmine Sullivan Performs at 2015 Soul Train Awards (Source: HelloBeautiful)

Preach Jazmine! She sure did leave us with a few great quotes and over here, we thank her for speaking on this subject!

Do you feel that you are a representation for your family or close friends? I do!

How do you feel about Jazmine’s words? Where she is coming from? Can you relate?

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