In episode 8, the WAGNN team continues the conversation about Self-Love (from episode 7), this time with a focus on body image. The ladies take a journey back two centuries ago to shed light on the negative attention black women received for their robust bottoms. Specifically speaking of Sarah Baartman, also known as “Hottentot Venus.” Fast forward to the present, the same imagery of black women continues to be the topic of conversation and the driving force behind most commercial music as well as plastic surgery.
This segment discusses body image: How women view themselves, how we apply how people see us, and what we perceive as beautiful. Body image is a topic that is sensitive for many women, whether they choose to address it or not. Self-Esteem and Self-Love go hand in hand when you discuss body image.
Plastic surgery is a phenom that has grown in the past 20-30 years in black and brown communities. Social media has propelled such images to integrate a false sense of beauty into the minds of many. What is beauty? Is beauty in the eyes of the beholder or the eyes of an Instagrammer? WAGNN continues to discuss this topic to bring awareness of how history repeats itself. If you are on the wrong side of history, your fate may be similar to our dear Sarah Baartman. Oh wait, it’s happening present day.
Lastly, the WAGNN team provides some healthy tips towards plastic surgery safety, self-love, and being satisfied with yourself as you are. Some women will indulge in plastic surgery for their own reasons; however, seek clarification of your heart, mind, body, and soul before you do; it can save your life.
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