In my newsfeed I got a link to a recent video of Sir Mix-a-lot performing his iconic song “Baby’s Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony.
It made me happy and sad to watch this video.
1) Happy because it’s a fun song, and he invites audience members on the stage who dance wholeheartedly despite having no chance of ever being on the cover of Cosmo – who clearly feel sexy and appreciated while they dance and feel good about their body shape. When you watch, there are women’s of all shapes and sizes shaking their thing and you can tell feeling pretty good about it.
2) Sad because it’s so rare for women of all shapes and sizes to feel good about themselves in this context – and not made to feel less than because their size is in the double digits or they are 2 sizes smaller on top. Why does this have to be rare?
Let me know how it made you feel over comments below.