Why Are We Calling Normal Looking Caribbean Women, PLUS SIZE?

Why Are We Calling Normal Looking Caribbean Women, PLUS SIZE? 1
Caribbean Plus Size Women

I have never really understood why normal looking Caribbean women are called plus size. Is it that we are so caught up with the European definition of what the shape and size of an average woman should be?

I watched the video from the 2014 BMEX Fashion Show for Plus Sized women held in Barbados and everything seems normal to me. I didn’t think that the women in the video were PLUS the “normal” size,

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Why do we continue to describe what’s normal in the Caribbean as PLUS Size? I see no shame in being describe as average or normal even if it doesn’t fit the “thin” body shape of othe non-Caribbean women.

Tyra Banks when asked about the term plus size said,

“I don’t like the label ‘plus-size’ — I call it ‘fiercely real.’ On ‘Top Model,’ we call it fiercely real. I don’t want to use the term ‘plus-size,’ because, to me, what the hell is that? It just doesn’t have a positive connotation to it. I tend to not use it.”

So let’s drop the term from our Caribbean vocabulary and accept the fact that although Caribbean women come in different shapes and sizes, they are all normal.

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Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation