Steatopygia is the state of having substantial levels of tissue on the buttocks and thighs. This build is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs , and tapers to the knee producing a curvaceous figure. Steatopygia, a genetic characteristic leading to increased accumulation of adipose tissue in the buttock region, is found in women of sub-Saharan African origin, most notably but not solely among the Khoisan of southern Africa and Pygmies of central Africa. It has also been observed among the Andamanese people , such as the Onge tribe, in the Andaman Islands of the Indian Ocean.
Sarah Baartman - Wikipedia
Of course you did. You know that butts are insanely big right now, both in a literal and figurative sense. Our culture's most esteemed, prominent glutes or, at least, the ones certain media players have decided are worthy of attention get profiled in our fashion bible and paper of record. They get photo-spreads in Vanity Fair.
Sarah Baartman: The “first known Black female victim of trafficking
She belonged to the cattle-herding Gonaquasub group of the Khoikhoi. Sara grew up on a colonial farm where her family most probably worked as servants. Her mother died when she was aged two and her father, who was a cattle driver, died when she reached adolescence.
She was brought to the UK with a ship surgeon who profited from exhibiting Sarah for the entertainment of the British public because of her steatopygia. There are many details about the life of Sarah Baartman that are still either unknown or unconfirmed. This includes her birth name, her cause of death, and the extent of any agency she may or may not have had in the events of her adult life. As a teenager especially, I was no Sarah Baartman, but I still turned heads. My developing body was the pink elephant in the room, creating tension that was exacerbated by my being both the youngest and the only girl in my family.