If you’re tired of looking up plus size models and seeing the same hourglass, size 1x, body and face, feel free to nod your head. This is a safe space.
Where are the size 24 and over hotties?!
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The average size of a woman in America is size 16 and 18 but for some reason, fashion sites, clothing stores, plus size influencers, and the plus size modeling industry still insist on selling us smooth stomachs, no belly, no back fat, thin calves, hourglass shapes, and round asses.
I’m in community with fat women, and I know for certain all of us are built differently. Only a small percentage is represented in print ads, clothing endorsements, and receiving popularity and having the opportunity to grow their brands authentically.
How many plus size influencers you know wearing a size 24 and up?
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How many of those influencers are Black?
As people living with multiple identities, we must remember that most if not all of those identities carry some kind of privilege; fatness is no different.
Within the fat community, there is often the idea that we’re all fat, we’re all plus size, we’re all fighting the same fight. As good as that sounds on paper, we all know this is not so simple.
Someone who is a size 1X, 16, or even a size 20 is not experiencing the oppression or othering that someone who is a size 24, 26, or 32.
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As a community, we have to hold space for fat people of all sizes and all experiences. That means showing up for influencers and models who are not the conventionally attractive fat and plus size that we’ve been conditioned into accepting.
Every time I see someone above a size 24 reclaiming their autonomy, standing in their essence and beauty, and taking up space, both literally and figuratively, my eyes can’t help but to light up.
If your list of body positive influencers and public figures only include fat folks under a size 22 and only includes fat women who are “proportioned” and shapely, then you’re doing it wrong.
Plus Size Influencers & Models Size 24+ Keeping The Lights On In These Influencer Streets!
This plus size influencer is a Queer woman of color based in Canada, and not only does she model, but she’s also a Preschool teacher. If you’re looking for smiles, Fat girl joy, and sun, then she is your girl!
Taylor is an aspiring plus size model and brand ambassador. She combines her street-chic and glam style to keep fellow plus size folks intrigued and inspired!
I mean, what isn’t there to say about Nicki! Sis is a STRONG VIBE, okay!!
Nicki’s style does not miss. She is guaranteed to keep creative outfits coming and serves you content every day in every way.
If you’re a fat girl that identifies as a HOT GIRL, this is the influencer for you.
Brande Victorian is an influencer who is giving you looks but also real-life fat girl journalism too! If someone is your fave, you’ve probably seen Brande interview them.
From Tamera Mowry to Lil Kim to Essence Atkins, she’s done it. Whether Brande is giving you a glammed up or athleisure look or if she’s showing yall how to get the work done, you are bound to leave her page fulfilled!
La’shaunae’s style is Clueless meets Paramore meets Harlem Renaissance. It’s truly one-of-a-kind energy.
Luhshawnay is a model and Music Editor at The Fat Zine, a zine by fat people for fat people & anyone who cared about them.
Saucye is from the Bay Area and consistently creates photoshoots, artistic images, and art centering people of all sizes.
She’s the founder of #FatandFree, a speaker, author, and fat activist. Saucye is your favorite fat Black pin-up girl from the 1920s.
Enam is a model signed to Anti-Agency. Enam identifies as a fat, queer femme and not only uses her platform to showcase her beautiful body, but she also uses it to share radical body liberation and pro-Black politic.
Enam’s presence is important and needs to be in your feed because this is what dismantling societal body pressures and conditioning looks like.
Miriam is living life and smiling all the way through it. Miriam is a video creator and plus size influencer based in NYC, Yonkers, to be exact.
She is TikTok EXPERT and enjoys dancing and playing dress-up.
Miriam is joy personified and is sure to give you the representation you need and keep you moving.
Do yourself a favor and Hit that follow button.
A BADDIE IF I’VE EVER SEEN ONE! Louange is a model and digital creator based in Toronto, Canada.
Louange is consistently serving looks and is super fashion-forward. She creates fun content with her sister showcasing their style, family, and African background.
Louange’s style is edgy, sharp, and modern!
Simone is the sweetest! She’s going to give you style, beauty, and creativity, but she’s going to give you fat politic, but she will give you race politic and Blackness, and affirmations.
Simone’s page is vibrant and is a sure way to spruce up the inclusivity of your feed but also lift your mood.
Simone is also the creator of #WeWearWhatWeWant, and I think we can all agree that she ain't never lied!
Cheyenne is bold, gorgeous, and demands attention!
Cheyenne radiates fat girl energy and exudes sex appeal. All fat folks wanting to become in touch with their sensuality should consider following her.
Cheyenne is brilliant and often shares content on her identity as a Black woman along with her dope pictures.
FlyNFluffy is an Extended Plus Model and Content Creator. She is from Chi-Town but often travels for modeling!
FlyNluffy is a natural hair inspo influencer as well as a model consistently giving us print to look at in awe and outfits we’re eager to try.
FlyNFluffy also models for and promotes Universal Standard, a brand that sells size-inclusive clothing and wardrobe essentials from sizes 00 to 40!
Who are the plus size influencers, fashionistas, or digital creators and public figures you’re following!? How’re you continue to diversify the bodies your viewing and seeing as beautiful? How will you continue to dismantle the laws of the “proportioned acceptable fat” girl?
Drop your thoughts and share your comment. We can’t wait to check out your recommendations too!
Thank you for including me!
Thanks for this article! I LOVE Marcy & Lisa, but you’ve given me more fabulous women to follow. As a size 26/28 47 year old chick, I am excited to see more women like me represented…& to see how clothes will look on me so I can spend more money on pretty things. I started blogging over 4 years ago to put myself out there & the love I’ve gotten back from that has been a perk I never counted on.
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She is a sexy , confident, Size 32 model slaying the Chicago SSBBW Modeling industry. At 51 years young, she looks fantastic and her confidence as well as friendly personality shines through. Please feature her and you won’t regret it.
Very encouraging! Inclusivity demands all sizes of large, all shapes that women come with, all races and ethnicities. The fashion industry has come a long way from the Victoria’s Secret mentality, but has a long way to go. The “plus sizes” cannot stop at 2x or 3x; midels and fashions cannot be limited to hour-glass figures. Great article!
I was already following most of these ladies. I only will follow other women who are my size.
This was a magnificent read! I promise I went and followed these voluptuous women with excitement. Being an upcoming voice in the plus size world is a challenge. Being confident in your own skin isn’t enough these days, you need ladies to look up. And baby- this article hit the spot.
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