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Get ready for Thunder Thighs by Miss Eaves, a new summer anthem which puts sundresses, chub rubs and body positivity in the same song.
In times when body-shaming is rampant and widespread on social media and real life, Miss Eaves, a Brooklyn based rapper brings to us a music video which features everyday women flaunting their ‘thunder thighs’ and dancing their hearts out. The music is edgy and attracts attention; the lyrics are snappy and the kind which get stuck in your head for days on end.
The video shows women embracing their bodies and owning their ‘chub rubs’ and ‘mom jeans’. It is inclusive of all body types, shapes, colours and ages. And that is where its speciality lies. We don’t see any photoshopped models, but everyday women around us dancing to the energetic tune and enjoying themselves. The video is a slap across the face of body shamers and talks about all those things that are not supposed to be talked about. Things that make a woman feel less confident about herself. This video helps them embrace all of themselves, become comfortable in their own skins and ignore the haters.
In an interview with Jezebel, Miss Eaves states that “This track is really about me embracing my body but also finding the humour in issues thicker people face. (“Mom jeans all day, why you mad tho?”)”. In the same interview, she talks about her project Feminasty, saying, “Feminasty is an exploration of my feminist feelings and sexuality, covering themes like: female masturbation, men telling me to smile, Tinder f-buddies and shaking off internet trolls. It includes a collaboration with my friend MC Frontalot on “Boyfriend Material,” a track about creating the perfect mate…literally, with a drill and a saw. ”
I like the way that the video acts as an inspiration for women and at the same time does not pressurize them to be a proverbial ‘something’. It just encourages them to own their bodies and love themselves, however hard it may sound. To be themselves with all the confidence in the world.
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