When Beyonce speaks, the world listens.
The interview and cover were groundbreaking in so many ways. Beyonce was said to have had ‘full creative control’ over the cover shoot, which involved bringing 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell on to shoot it – the first ever person of colour to shoot a Vogue cover.
In the interview, the 36-year-old touched on topics such as her post-baby body acceptance, how she suffered from toxemia during her pregnancy and her experience of having a c-section, the pressure to ‘bounce back’ straight away and the need for greater diversity in the entertainment industry.
She also took the opportunity to address the taboo body part many women feel self conscious about, but wouldn’t dare speak of… even going as far as to give it a name.
“I think it’s important for women and men to see and appreciate the beauty in their natural bodies,” the mum-of-three began.
“To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller [after having kids]. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.”
This is all wonderful and inspiring, but can we pause because WHAT IS A FUPA AND DO I HAVE ONE TOO?
To clear up any miscommunication, here’s a very quick explainer what exactly a FUPA is.
FUPA is, of course, a charming acronym for: fatty upper pubic area. Medically speaking, a FUPA is when a person carries fat on their mons pubis (a.k.a pubic mountain).
By definition, a FUPA is a fatty area where your pubic hair grows… not to be mistaken for your equally lovely ‘muffin top’ or the bit where you lower abdomen sticks out a little bit.