COOL NEWS: The Ms Full Figured HBCU Pageant (and you can apply NOW)

The Ms Full Figured HBCU Pageant

When I heard of this pageant created by Tonya Giddens, immediately I thought that this program and event would be cool and I had to share. Created to be a “springboard to nurture and empower young plus size women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” anything that empowers I am here … [Read more...]

How DO I Look? Striking Plus Size Poses- A How To

Plus Size Blogger Chastity Garner

How many times do you take a picture and hate it. The way you stand, the shape of whatever part you nitpick your body about? YOU know what I mean... I have my own foavortie pose too, I will not lie. So much so that my family and friends mock me when taking photos, I don't care, it is comfy for me! … [Read more...]

Curvation Redefines the #ShapeofBeauty

Curvation #ShapeofBeauty

This post brought to you by Curvation. All opinions are 100% mine. As a plus size woman, we are told by media, family, and sometimes friends the ideal of beauty. The definition of beauty. The parameters of beauty.  As plus size women, these definitions have excluded us with the exception of… wait … [Read more...]

Missed our #UareEnough Twitter Chat? No Worries, We have the Recap!

UareEnough Twitter Chat

#UareEnough. This message was heard loud and clear. Yesterday, myself, Girl with Curves, and Style Has No Size got together to host our very first twitter chat with #UareEnough. We wanted to talk about size diversity, accepting ourselves, and being enough. Enough as a woman, enough as a woman of … [Read more...]

Mark Your Calendars: The #UareEnough Twitter Chat

UareEnough Twitter Chat

  Society has an interesting way of pushing their ideals of beauty, ideals, and if we aren’t careful, we can fall prey to never feeling enough. When you are constantly told you aren’t thin enough, fat enough, young enough, light enough, it can affect you and society in more ways than … [Read more...]

Staring into His Eyes for the First Time- Meeting my Father

Meeting my father and his/my family

Getting a bit more personal than I have in a while, some of you have asked that I share this experience and to be honest, I feel that as it pertains to my own level of personal confidence and value and worth, I need to share. Where do I begin? I LOOK Just. Like. Him. This September, I turn … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Wonders: For the Love of My Thighs

Plus Size Thighs Chaffing Remedies

Today, I need to talk about the saving of thighs - mine, yours and all those that matter to you. So, my thighs have always had a love affair with one another.  So much so, that no matter whether I am a size 12 or a size 20 they tend to want to rub together.  I don't remember a time they … [Read more...]

Just My Size Survey Reveals Confidence of Plus Size Women

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Plus size brand Just My Size released the results of their survey of plus size women last week. Overall, it seems plus size women are much more comfortable with themselves than in years past with 61 percent of the people surveyed saying they are more comfortable with themselves than they were five … [Read more...]

Weight Shaming and Mean Girls… When Will it End?

Kelsey Williams

An article on Yahoo! about NBA cheerleader, Kelsey Williams, who was ridiculed by a CBS Sports female blogger for having a “thick middle” got my blood boiling. First of all, this chick can’t be more than a size 4 MAYBE a 6. Since WHEN is that considered fat? Second, she looks fine to me. Third, … [Read more...]