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Singer Lizzo has no problem sharing her body with the world. The “Juice” hitmaker posts naked photos of herself on Instagram because she loves “normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs.” She wants everyone to know that they are “beautiful” no matter what their shape, size or ethnicity. In an interview…

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Give or take a few pounds, this has been my body since I was 14. It is an archetypal Black woman’s body, which until recently, I viewed with indifference or self-consciousness. Now 47, I am confident and proud in my bikini, the first I’ve ever owned. In the past I sought to avoid cat-calls. I…

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“Empire’s” Gabourey Sidibe is back. In case you missed it, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Sidibe reprised her role in the Fox drama as the wigged out, blonde Becky. In addition to season two’s kick off, the Oscar-nominated actress has been on a press tour celebrating her continued success and discussing the many challenges that come…

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Today, ESPN The Magazine‘s annual Body Issue hits newsstands. The tagline: “bodies we want.” For the last five years, we’ve seen a number of top-performing athletes in this issue displaying their highly toned, athletic bodies completely nude. But this year, there was something new and dare I say, quite refreshing added to the mix: the…

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