Grammy-nominated, R&B singer-songwriter, Jazmine Sullivan has a new mission. That is, to encourage and inspire women, particularly full-figured women struggling with their body image.
“There aren’t a lot of plus size women in the industry, but I’m one. I feel like I made it through — to some degree — through the other side, to say the least. But they aren’t a lot,” the Philadelphia native said during an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post.
Gracing the cover of this month’s Ebony’s “The Body Brigade” issue, Sullivan alongside blogger Gabi Gregg, actress Danielle Brooks and singer Chrisette Michelle, boldly and effortlessly serve a sincere slay all while celebrating the curvy black women that they are.
Aside from acknowledging that not many women look like her in the public eye, Sullivan says the greatest key to conquering body image insecurities is to simply, love yourself.
“I’m constantly reminding myself of my good qualities and trying to affirm myself positively. So I understand sometimes you’re just not feeling yourself, but you have to love yourself for who you are,” she said.
Her first magazine cover, Sullivan says shes needed to be seen on covers to encourage and share messages of body positivity.
“Women who look like me, women with regular bodies need to see women that look like themselves. So I would love to be one of those women to represent them.”
Ebony’s March issue, “The Body Brigrade” is available on newsstands everywhere.