A Canadian musician who goes by Tika created a photo series
showcasing the beauty of plus-sized Black women. “Fat Femme
Sisters” intended to portray the women in an “angelic and
beautiful and soft” manner — and the endeavor was more than
The series features Tika and four of her friends unabashedly
basking in their beauty.
“I had a vision of black women
around me signing alongside me, but I wanted them to look like
me as I’ve never seen fat black bodies together dressed in all
white,” Tika said
according to Yahoo.
black woman who is also a fat woman, I relate heavily to the
struggles that women of the same community deal with. I wanted
to be a part of anything that spoke to those women and
encouraged those women. Representation still lacks in the media
for fat black women,” she continued.
“We are everything the world hates,” Tika wrote in the above
photo. “Fat. Black. Woman. And yet, we exist. Unapologetically
and without shame. Fuck you. We love on ourselves.”