via @MartinaBig Facebook

Martina Big has spent thousands of dollars on surgeries in an attempt to become a Black woman. The model, who is originally from Germany, continues to highlight her racial transformation on social media.

“I have great news. I had done the next step in my transformation to a black woman. Yesterday I was with an African hairdresser and got a hair extension with curly, African hair. To become more and more a black woman, that is such a wonderful feeling. I’m so happy. Next, I’ll have consultations for the butt enlargement and for the African facial features,” Martina Big wrote on her Facebook page.

Martina Big likely considers herself to be transracial. After Rachel Dolezal was outed for lying about her race, she claimed that she was transracial by comparing it to being transgender. However, similar to Dolezal, Martina Big’s exploration into Black culture is flawed due to her gross embrace of Black stereotypes.

Martina Big’s perception of Black women includes big lips, big breasts, a big butt, and other “African facial features.” She’s only interested in fetishizing Black bodies without taking the time to fully understand what it means to exist as a dark-skinned person in this world.

In 2015, Dolezal made headlines after a reporter discovered that she was passing as Black and claimed that a Black man was her father. It was eventually discovered that Dolezal was a White woman who was raised in Lincoln County, Montana. She enrolled at Howard University and became a branch president of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington. But she encountered backlash due to her numerous lies and failure to recognize her participation in “Blackface.”

Martina Big is the latest example of how White privilege allows her to try on the skin and stereotypical body shapes of Black women as if they were accessories.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

  • Mason Youngblood

    I don’t even know what to say about this right here.

  • SpiceGirl

    blank stare!! Smdh

  • Teneal Ellis

    She would never be black its in our blood

    • iggyauggie

      Y chromosone is real!!! 2 genders

  • Nu Wave Ron T

    She might be “skin” but she aint “kin.”

    • Pamela

      The BEST comment ever!!!! LOL

  • Uniquely Created Feathers

    She still wont be able to fry no chicken!

    • Ericke Green


  • Wilma Johnson

    Lol SMH?

  • Rachel Roebuck Howard

    You’re kidding me right?

  • Am a?!!!
  • Elaine Harris-Fulton

    Freak not a black women

    • Pebbles Hodge

      I am actually flattered she wants to be more like me. Just saying.

      • Elaine Harris-Fulton

        Not me she is over exaggeration of a stereotype black women and I worry about her psyche.

      • Kev Mac

        You are selling yourself short if you believe this woman wants to be more like you. Judging by your picture you are very pretty and this woman is a monstrosity. This isn’t flattering at all. This woman is mentally ill and her image of what bw look like reflects that. This is a racist caricature of what bw look like in her warped mind.

      • BaldheadedFoo

        its interesting that when a white person wants to be black people are impressed but when a black person wants to be white then they are ridiculed by both blacks and whites.

    • Jason

      Before and after.

  • Pebbles Hodge

    Welcome sister is all I have to say personally but professionally…..there is some form of psychosis going on here.

    • La-Chanda Sexclibra Smith

      Did your dumb ass say welcome? U darling go sit in the corner with that Bitch as she sits on her tail.

  • nosey rosy

    i dont see a issue with her embraceing black, features ,black women have been trying to talk and look white for a decade even in the 50 black like etta james was wearing white hair , its no secret , black are trying to immitate white on a regular so why cant they do us . white been tanning trying to be dark for year mariloyn monro had a black woman body reason so many men lust after her , that slochy big butt and droopy breast and thick thighs , and lushuious juicy lips white me devour that .. and wish they could have one . you see how many white men marrying black women now days , its growing , that makes white so angry , the average white chick want a black man but to scared of the racial white who will harm her and her family if she got black kids . . it will change one day .. every other couple will be mixxed race in about 50 more years .. we may be dead but it will happen

    • J3tM1ss3s

      Sweetheart you have got to be kidding right? Do some research before exposing to the www how truly ignorant to truth you are. Blonde hair and blue eyea are not exclusive traits of white people. There is a tribe in Australia who have very dark skin, blonde hair and blue or light colored eyes. Why is it we are said to be emulating white culture if we dye our hair blonde or wear weaves? Or even if we do grow long hair we are questioned whether its weave or not as if we cant grow long hair….smmfh…a black woman started hair extensions and the weaving process used today. Etta James was of mixed races(black and white) I myself am mixed (black&puerto rican) and when I stay in the sun2long my hair gets streaks of blonde and red..when I was younger it was strawberry blonde naturally….we come in all shades with different features. We have been emulated for centuries but because we do not know of our true history and heritage we have been brainwashed to believe that certain things originate with white culture which is untrue..

    • Christine Spruill

      JESUS!!! HELP.

    • LA Sean Rinique

      Exactly how do white people talk dear?? Last I heard, intelligence and annunciation are traits of educated persons.

    • John from NY

      I understand what you are saying. I am white and find full features on a woman very attractive, but all this cosmetic surgery is getting out of hand. What this woman is doing to herself is too extreme and disturbing. I wish everyone would just accept the natural features they are born with.

      • BaldheadedFoo

        i wish society would accept the features people are born with….sadly this isn’t the case if you’re black.

    • Dana

      There is no such thing as a black person or white person those are social constructs created in the 1700’s to justify the enslavement of a free indigenous and aboriginal people. Thus she is coloring herself and could never be considered indigenous or aboriginal which is what the underlying subject matter here not being addressed. We are the autochothonous indigenous aboriginal beings of which she shares no history, blood, birthright or legacy. She is an epic disgrace and failure of this. Although she is a appropriator for sure.

  • TroliusMaximus

    Repugnant / 10.

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  • JLA

    Sorry to say that having surgery does not make you a black person. It’s bigger than having cosmetic surgery. Your Genetic makeup is not that of a black woman. Carbon and Melanin is the key. You can’t but that with surgery.

    • Christine Spruill

      What’s the problem. Black women bleach their skin, wear straight, silky weave. White women darken their skin by tanning, and using weave before we were.Where will this end, stop hating, black and white people

  • Bobby williams

    will somebody tell her no more white privilege

  • nier

    Well, this is just the logical next step in identity politics. You can identify as being the opposite sex, why not race too?

    • BaldheadedFoo

      that’s when people will become outraged about people changing their identities. both blacks and whites threatened by the idea of transracial surgeries.

  • Public_Programming

    Well I guess skin whitening is a thing so skin blackening will also be a thing.. smh

  • Public_Programming

    She’ll come to her senses after she gets followed around the store a few times and mistaken for Sh’nay nay..

  • WHaleWIllie

    OLe WIllie be takin’ a looksee at d’em photos. AS a BEcky she gots d’em vanilla uddas. I’Se could suckle on d’em fo’ days on end. SHe not bad lookin’ as a cracka, but now as a sista she look like da back side o’ sum MRs GRimace! EVen MIckey DEe be havin’ nuna d’at

  • BaldheadedFoo

    why would any white person want to intentionally make their lives significantly more difficult! You were fortunate enough to be born into the most privileged generation of people in world history. Take advantage of it!