Blame it on the Black Girl Magic or black not cracking or just the overall awesomeness of blackness, but black women are proud as hell to be black and fine and research proves as much. Take for instance, the beauty poll that Allure Magazine conducted a a few years ago covering a variety of topics including women and their weight, self esteem and boobs. A diverse group of women were interviewed and “When asked about their personal attractiveness, African-american women were three times as likely as Caucasian women to rate themselves at the hot end of the spectrum.”
The hot end. That’s right, after months of statistics slinging by the media where black women “need to loose weight and marry white men”, here comes a number we can all be happy about. It’s evident that no matter what’s not going on in our lives–weight struggles, marriage struggles or what have you, we think we are hot stuff. I think that goes hand in hand with the resilience of black women.
Feeling like you are the hotness is needed and everyone, regardless of race, should feel that way. It makes me sad to see that our white sisters are so far behind, but I’m happy to know that our happiness does not go unnoticed. Of course we have our issues too, but knowing that our milkshake is where it’s at, knowing that God made no mistakes is important. It’s not about thinking you are better; it’s just about knowing that you are enough and well, it seems like we’ve got that on lock. Let’s hope these numbers are the same soon enough for how we feel about our natural hair.
To spread this good news, be sure to stumble this post and share it with your friends on Facebook and twitter. Okay, so it’s a small poll and a small cross section, but there is still something to be said for it. There are enough negative numbers going around about black women that reveling in this new study is just on time to put a smile on anybody’s face.