I asked y’all before, but I need to ask again. Help me understand:
April Brown was once a cosmetologist, fashion designer, and working mother of two daughters.
She’s now a multiple amputee. She says hospitalizations after unlicensed cosmetic procedures led to life-threatening infections.
Professionals removed her limbs last year to save her life.
“I got the butt implants five years ago,” said Brown. “For five years, I lived in pain. Excruciating pain.”
April Brown won’t identify the unlicensed practitioner who injected her with silicone. She will only say it was somewhere near Western and Manchester. Brown tells us, her own lack of self-esteem issues are mostly to blame.
“They call it butt injections,” she says. “These things are done at pumping parties. They call it medical grade silicone but a lot of it is industrial grade silicone.”
Brown’s case recalls similar incidents in Florida.
But Brown feels she’s a survivor, empowered by the words of loved ones who feared she would die.
“We don’t validate each other,” she says. “We really don’t know how our friends feel about us, unless we have very expressive friends.”
Brown envisions a new career as a motivational speaker. Meanwhile, loving daughters Courtney and Dayne are grateful she’ll be home for Mother’s Day. [source]
Now, when I asked before, I got the following:
have you ever been on the bus and when it finally comes you dread having to stand up because you would have to stand up in front of a bus full of black folks looking at your square ass?
have you ever been at the atm and had a passerby scream at you, you aint go no asssss damn! nooooo ass!
you ever been chilling with your girls and start watching videos like, in them jeans, back that ass up, my neck my back and had a dumb look on your face because, you, a black girl, ain’t go no ass at all?
you ever been talking to your friends and one of them said, damn, yo! she got BODY!
you ever been around plus sized girls that talk about real women having curves and you are plus sized but minus ass?
you ever been reading comments on one of your favorite blogs and see a comment that reads , ”
They have different body frames then southern Black Americans, whereby their weight is sometimes distributed on top. Excerpted from Q&A Wednesday: Can We Talk About Booty Implants, Please? | A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss ”
I am southern, I am black, and I don’t have an ass.
It is not a norm in the black community to have an ass.
It is one of the most horrible feelings, and worst insecurities to have as a woman. a black woman.
you cant fill out jeans. you’re constantly pulling up your pants. your constantly being dissed by other black folks.
once my best friend in the whole wide world told me that her girlfriend called people with flat asses sponge bob.
the worst part is that people always say that white girls ain’t got no ass. i work with a lot of white folks and let me tell you. i rarely see white girls with flat asses. they may have little buts. but they at least have a round shape. it isn’t like a continuation of your back.
some days i stand in front of the mirror and slide my hands down my back and hope to feel a curve, and i never do.
black girls without asses are considered less authentic, less attractive, abnormal, weirdly shaped.
you ever go to a club & a guy friend gets behind you to dance and you feel like the world is coming down on top of you because you have nothing to toot.
dancing with no ass can be such a bad experience.
i say all of this to say that to say that people have their reasons for wanting the butt injections. and i can speak for black girls who grew up with a no ass complex.
your daily lipstick, your dove, your shampoo. all of these things have a high toxcity rate yet people use them everyday. think the fda wouldn’t put it on the market? think again and go to the skindeep website and learn that fda only test like 5% or less of most hygiene and beauty products. so while folks are criticizing folks for wanting or getting implants they do shit every day to risks there lives ( texting and driving, flying planes, sky diving)people do what they want to attain the quality of life they want to have. period. we all take risks.
some people dont want to be called and feel like
or white girl ass
or it looks like someone kicked your ass in
this is the kind of ass that lunges couldn’t grow or any other type of excercise. there is a lack of fat in the backside.
I think someone else said they would get butt augmentation in a heart beat. While, I always feel liek I would I dont think I wanna go under the knife. But I wish I could in a way.
It’s been a real tough rode and self confidence is hard to maintain to not have an ass. Our society puts a lot of pressure on asses and stop blaming pop culture because its not always that. sometimes its our favorite blogs that may assume all black women have ass. it could also be our best friends, or strangers on a bus.
So these are the kinds of folk who want/get implants.
…but then, I also got this:
There is no reputable doctor that could perform this procedure in the US, because as of now there are NO approved medical procedures–or rather, no approved safe injectible substances in the United States.
So…again. She’s lost multiple limbs. She said, “I got the butt implants eight years ago, so for five years I lived in excruciating pain.”
She “won’t identify the unlicensed practitioner who gave her the injections?”
Help me out? Also, can you please “validate” someone you love today, before she goes to a pumping party to get validation, in the wrong way, from the object of her desire?