In a recent interview, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Drew Sidora  shares she got a “mommy makeover.” This comes after being body-shamed by Kenya Moore. Both on camera and in a since-deleted tweet.

The Mommy Makeover

In her interview with “Us Weekly,” Sidora shares that she is happy with the results of the surgery.

“I did everything. I did a whole mommy makeover. It was like the [whole] package,” Sidora exclusively told “Us Weekly.” “Like, boobs back in place — you know, make them a little smaller cause I was having neck issues — and then I had a hernia, so they did a hernia repair and a tummy tuck. That was it. I was good. I’m happy.”

 

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The Sad Part

The sad part about Sidora’s recent revelation is the fact that she felt that she had to do something about her body because of another woman’s inappropriate comment. For many years, celebrities have shared Instagram posts highlighting the importance of sisterhood and Black women empowerment, but on reality television, some of those principles often go out of the window.

Moms in General

There is nothing more inspiring and beautiful than birthing and raising children, but despite the fact that kids are a joy, childbirth has the ability to take a toll on any woman’s body. With weight fluctuations, hormones and the everyday business of being a mother, body image can be a sensitive topic to broach. The fact that Kenya is the one bullying Sidora about her body when she too, is a mother is disappointing.

Beauty Within

For many women, it can be a challenge to see the beauty within themselves. Especially after having kids, feeling beautiful inside and out can be challenging. Many times, when women don’t look or feel their best, they turn to their friends or tribe to get that validation. When that validation isn’t met, it can be upsetting.

 Unrealistic Expectations

It is time for society in general to drop the body-shaming of women. Not every woman is a size 0. The constant pressure on women to look perfect at all times is not sustainable and it needs to stop. There are many other peculiar issues that Black women face, and so the extra layer of pressure to be slim at all costs can become draining. 

Accountability

Ever since Moore joined the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” fans have been indoctrinated to accept her behavior. She is frequently confrontational and a bully. If more people consistently called her out, perhaps she would learn a few things about kindness. In the wake of her drama with Sidora, it is difficult not to look at Moore in a negative light. Accountability doesn’t just go for Moore alone. This goes for anyone who is actively saying things to demean and belittle people. They need to be held accountable for bullying. For the most part, Moore has gotten away with the “mean girl” persona because her poor behavior is a result of “keeping it real.” There are other ways to tell the truth in kindness and love, rather than insults and comments that cut like a knife.

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