Plus Size Art: Fat Babe Designs by The NearSighted Owl

Fat Babe Designs by The Near Sighted Owl on The Curvy Fashionista

She is all kinds of amazing. I was first attracted to her art and then fellin love with her about page and then fell in deeper with her fab attitude and skills. This woman, Rachele (pronounced "Rachael") is the DOPE woman behind The Near Sighted Owl. With a strong hat tip to Michelle, I stumbled … [Read more...]

Plus Size Art: The Art of Definatalie and Fancy Lady Industries

The plus size Art of Definatalie and Fancy Lady Industries on the curvy fashionista

As we play in plus size art, one of the people that I HAVE to give credit to is plus size blogger/artist/designer, Definatalie. For the longest time that I can remember, she has been one who has explored her talents and has grown them into a business that she runs, Fancy Lady Industries. I … [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...]

Keep Your Clothes Abercrombie, I want NONE of It

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Yes, I have seen the article. Read the story, and have pondered this fiasco.... You see, I completely missed the memo that Abercrombie & Fitch was the place where only the “beautiful people” were allowed to shop. And even if you think you’re beautiful, that doesn’t mean you fit their criteria … [Read more...]

Club Curves Owner Outcast After Weight Loss

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When I read this story about, Shadoe Grey, the founder of a nightclub for plus size women and their admirers being bullied into quitting after losing weight, I just had to write about it. Shadoe founded Club Curves in 1997 in Los Angeles. She was 350 pounds and wanted to start a place for plus size … [Read more...]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Big Curvy Love Campaign

big body love campaign

“It’s 
amazing
 how 
much
 power
 a 
head‐to‐toe 
photo 
holds” Every once in a while, I come across a campaign that pulls at my heart strings, that I can get behind 1000%. Frankly the more the merrier! And given that this one coincides with Valentine ’s Day? I am here for this, especially if you … [Read more...]

Plus Model Magazine Begs the Question and Discussion Ensues

Plus Model Magazine and Plus Size Models

Nothing feels better than taking a stand, posing a question, or positively affecting change or thought. Such is the case when Plus Model Magazine released its January 2012 issue and posed this question: Plus Size Bodies, What is Wrong With Them Anyway? From there, the post went viral! … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Real Deal On Body Acceptance

Love Your Boday Campaign 2010

This week, the plus size community and the HAES (Healthy at Every Size Community) responded to Jess Weiner's Glamour article about "How Loving Her Body Almost Killed Her." Since Confidence is one thing I often try to stress as an overarching theme, and HAES is something I believe in, I invited Golda … [Read more...]

The Aussies adopt a Body Image code of conduct, now what?

Mexico.  France.  Now the Australians have taken a stance on body image.  Over the weekend, news broke from down under that the government has backed a voluntary code of conduct on Body Image. I have been sitting on this, thinking about the implications, societal implications, and perceptions … [Read more...]