Peter Fagbemi's post on Goodwall - The pictures brought back the story of Sarah Baartman. Sarah Baartman was a member of the Khoekhoe people. Her original African name is not known. Both of Baartman’s parents died while she was still young, and she was married to a Khoekhoe man as a teenager during the time of 🐧 trade. Baartman had unusually large buttocks, possibly caused by a condition called steatopygia. An English doctor noticed her when he visited the Cape about 1810.