You are a skinny black girl.

You are belong to that rare breed of women whom rappers claim don’t exist: you wear a size zero, sometimes a three, and do not fit anyone’s definition of “thick.” That skirt you wore to your high school graduation? Still fits. You have never owned a girdle.

Other people might be accused of having

a ghetto booty,

a donkey butt,

a badonkadonk.

Not you. You do not have the whole world in your pants. You hate Beyonce’–not because she’s beautiful, but because of that stupid Uh-Oh dance. You tried it once, and it looked like you were having a seizure…

from “For Skinny Girls Who Have Considered Cornbread When Their Thickness Isn’t Enough”

by Tatiana Richards Hanebutte

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