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Bringing Booty Back

Finding the right reasons for self-acceptance amid a body-positive music boom.
Bringing Booty Back
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“All About that Bass” singer Meghan Trainor has announced she’s bringing booty back. When she comes on that radio, I can’t resist shaking what God gave me just a little bit. Her first hit song is catchy enough to have spent a month in the Billboard top 10, settling in as the No. 1 song in the country this week.

Meghan Trainor and I see eye to eye on a lot: We both like to dance. We like who we are. We agree that Photoshopped supermodels are whack. That her mama reassured her, “Don’t worry about your size,” just makes me want to meet her and her awesome mama.

As Nicki Minaj touts big-booty appreciation in “Anaconda” (with lyrics hijacked from “Baby Got Back,” in celebration of her own full figured derriere) and JLo and Iggy Azalea prepare to release another single honoring big booties, we’re “officially in the era of the big booty.” Women have at last entered the golden age of self-acceptance.

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