Whether it's news of plus-size clothier Lane Bryant' s lingerie ad being snubbed by TV networks, curvy girl of the moment Gabourey Sidibe's cover of V Magazine's "Size Issue" or her exclusion from the cover of Vanity Fair's "Young Hollywood Issue," 2010 is turning out to be a big year for size, race and identity. We gathered a few experts to talk about body image, self-love and racial identification in a live chat about "Beauty, Body and Race." Find out what everyone had to say.

Essence.com
May, 11, 2010

We were joined by author and class, culture and gender expert Rebecca Walker, playwright, screenwriter and commentator on Black women and eating disorders Stephanie Covington Armstrong, op-ed/features writer and weight-loss commentator Zulekha Haywood, youngfatandfabulous.com blogger Gabi Gregg, plus-size model Anansa Sims to discuss "Beauty, Body and Race."