The Black History of the Body Positive Movement

Last week Bea Atienza, a member of our team, published an article about the body positivity movement and the role brands play in that movement. After the graphics promoting her article went up on our Instagram page, many commenters were quick to point out a vital piece of the conversation that Bea’s article hadn’t focused on — Black women.
We at Zenerations realize now that we can’t talk about the body positive movement without remembering that the history of fatphobia and its roots are centered around Black people, and more specifically, Black women.