Rapper Reality show star, Somaya “Boss” Reece plans on documenting her entire breast reduction experience on her blog. At first, I slapped my palm to my forehead and sighed, but when I checked Somaya’s blog to see what she’s already shared with the world about her breast reduction, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of insight Somaya had to offer.So instead of roasting her, which was what I was expecting to do, I have to give her her props. Here’s three reasons why you should be paying attention to Somaya’s documentation of her breast reduction aka #ProjectBOOBS.
1. Body Image
In Somaya’s most recent blog, she explains the industry’s emphasis on image. I have to say that I agree with Somaya 100% on this. Many people may feel that Somaya is a hypocrite because she’s done things to to enhance her own look, even dropping a few pounds, but she maintains that her modifications are all about her being healthy.
“This business is so cold and it’s funny how many women think that they need enhancements to get noticed in the entertainment business. You should NEVER alter your body to be in this business. Don’t let these sharks pray on you because THEY WILL. And they will misguide you! You don’t need to fall into the pressure of society. It is deadly and can lead to a vicious cycle of low self esteem because of trying to “fit in” with all the glam you see in the media. Don’t do it! Don’t fall into the hype. You are beautiful at any size and shape.”
2. Comfort Over Curves
Somaya released a video on her blog which talks about meeting with the doctors, her discomfort with her 40E breasts and wanting to be able to work out without strapping up with a few bras. Queen Latifah did the same thing because of comfort. Screw everyone else. If you need to change something about yourself to make sure that your days aren’t filled with frustration from discomfort, by all means, do it. I love that Somaya’s keeping it 100% real with #ProjectBOOBS.
“At this point in my life where I really know who I am and am comfortable with who I am. I have put a lot of thought into this. My back hurts like HELL, my bra straps are scarring my shoulders leaving these ugly red marks on them, my posture sometimes is out of whack, when I lay down my chest feels very heavy and not to mention I cannot exercise without 20 million bras on. smh Simple cardio is a project for me. I have to strap on 2 bras and 2 tank tops over the girls just to tie them down to work out comfortably.”
3. Reality Without The TV
We’ve gotten to know Somaya through Love and Hip Hop, a Vh1 reality show that catapulted into success, but we know that most reality shows don’t give us the entire scope of who someone is. Love and Hip Hop made Somaya into a villain that did everything she could to get under Chrissy’s skin. But through her #ProjectBOOBS, we get a chance to see exactly who Somaya is and it’s actually refreshing.
Will you keep up with Somaya’s #ProjectBOOBS? Let’s discuss on Twitter @Rhapsodani.