Hollywood’s Invisible Love Interest: The Overweight Black Woman

I highly recommend this article: Hollywood’s Invisible Love Interest: The Overweight, Black Woman | Jezabel Online.

To quote a paragraph from the article:

overwirghtAnd, if viewing habits are any indication, and silence is consent, we’re perfectly happy with our overweight sisters in the role of sidekicks, asexual nurturers, or desperately trying to find a man because that’s what we’ve been sold as “real.” We sit in darkened movie theaters and forget that 82 percent of black women are overweight or obese. We forget that they are our sisters, mothers, friends … they are us. We forget that we see their love stories play out every day in our homes, neighborhoods and cities.”

I totally agree with this article.  I’m addressing this problem with full-size heroines in my romance novels “Fantasy”(size 16)

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and “All The Way Home” (size 18).

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Also, although she is not plus-sized, Angela, the heroine in my novels “All For Love” and its “syncquel, ” “All For Love: The SuperStar,”  is referred to as “generous-sized” and “a big girl all over.”  The hero, Darryl says, “Current fashionistas be damned; I like my women with a little meat on them.”

Before someone writes in with a comment of, “How dare you applaud overweight women!”  I am not praising any women for being overweight.  But I am acknowledging them.  There’s a big difference.  And to imply that a woman is “unlovable” because she is plus size is just ridiculous, hurtful, untrue, and unfair.What are your thoughts on this subject?  I welcome your comments.

Hollywood’s Invisible Love Interest: The Overweight, Black Woman | Jezabel Online

http://jezebel.com/5954147/hollywoods-invisible-love-interest-the-overweight-black-woman

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Author Of The Day: Raynetta Manees!

I’m so happy to be today’s “Author Of The Day” on the “See You On The Net” website. Here’s the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SYOTNWorkshop/

 

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I’m Living “Part II” Of My Life–And Loving It!

Truer words were never spoken. I flat-lined twice in April during my heart attack. Flat-lining means my heart stopped beating. After God brought me back to life the truth of these words was burned into my brain.

When I was dying I didn’t think about my writing, or my books, or my bills, or posting stuff online. I thought about all the people I loved that I would never have a chance to talk with again, of all the things I loved to do, like singing, that I hadn’t done in a while and would never do again. Of all the places I loved to visit and would never see again. Of all the things I had put off until “someday,” and now would never have the chance to do.

For those of you who know me, I’m sure you’ve noticed that my online comments have been cut WAY back from where they used to be, that’s because now I’m using that time to connect with all the people, places, and things I thought I had lost forever.

So in a way, I guess I did “die” that frightful day in April.  At least the me who had her priorities mixed up did.  Raynetta Part II looks at the world differently now.

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Book MY ALZHEIMER’S DIARY is FREE this weekend

Kindle version my Book MY ALZHEIMER’S DIARY is FREE all day Sat -Sunday, Nov 11&12!  Don’t Miss Out!  http://amzn.to/1IVNwiO

This is the book’s trailer video

 

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Black Friday Author Of The Day: Raynetta Manees

Mark your calendar–I will be the “Author Of The Day” on Nov. 24, “Black Friday,” on the See You On The Net website. I’ll post a reminder closer to the date.

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Podcast Interview Tomorrow, Oct 16: Author Raynetta Manees

This is an invitation to my radio Podcast interview that will be tomorrow Oct 16th at 1 o’clock.  PODCAST ADDRESS: https://worshipradiodetroit.com/glamour-shoppe-talk/
MY AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:
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Hope you can join us!

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Goodreads Book Giveaway Results: “All For Love: The SuperStar”

487 people entered the #Goodreads book giveaway for an autographed copy of my novel “All For Love: The SuperStar.”  And 187 people added the book to their “want to read” list.  Thank you all!

  I, of course, cannot release the names of the seven lucky winners, but I can tell you they come from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, and South Carolina.  Here’s a link to the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/All-Love-SuperStar-Book-ebook/dp/B01M11UKXZ/

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