We Gave You Representation, What More Do You Want?

We Gave You Representation, What More Do You Want?

Black hair and makeup in the fashion industry is largely avoided. This morning, I did my usual social media rounds and noticed a Black model in a J. Crew ad whose hair wasn’t done. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Victoria’s Secret let their website model be photographed with a similar hair situation. […]

A Plea to End Colorist Narratives: A Response

A Plea to End Colorist Narratives: A Response

Yesterday, I read a piece on CurlyNikki.com titled ‘A Plea To End The Black Barbie Doll Look’. I noticed absurd fallacies throughout the article. The whole piece suggests dark skinned Black women choose to wear weaves for approval from the White mainstream, or worse, self hate. While it is unfortunate someone who has never lived […]

Here Comes The {Fat} Bride: Dress Shopping

Here Comes The {Fat} Bride: Dress Shopping

As a plus size woman, it can be difficult to find the perfect wedding gown. Especially in straight size boutiques where they only have ONE curve size option. Fortunately, the DMV area has quite a few shops that cater specifically to curvy women! Last weekend, I said “YES!” to the dress. Here are the boutiques I visited and my […]

Know Your Worth: Gaining Confidence and Eliminating Fear

Know Your Worth: Gaining Confidence and Eliminating Fear

“Know your worth” is a saying we hear all too often. It’s common sense in theory but how frequently do we put that into action? As plus size women, it can be hard to see our worth in personal relationships when society is constantly saying we aren’t worthy. I’ve always known my worth in personal […]

Fashion Week Favorites: Spring/Summer 2018

Fashion Week Favorites: Spring/Summer 2018

Images courtesy of Instagram   New York Fashion Week just ended and this was one of the best I’ve seen in years. To be honest, I’d gotten bored with NYFW. Usually the same shizz, just a different season. I was definitely impressed with the amount of diversity this time around. It was truly exciting to […]

Fenty Beauty’s Success and What It Means for POC

Fenty Beauty’s Success and What It Means for POC

Photo courtesy of Fenty Beauty and Sephora The Fenty Beauty launch was a success. A huge congratulations is in order for Rihanna. Her launch of Fenty Beauty last Friday nearly broke the internet. The launch included lip gloss, contour sticks, brushes and highlighters. However, the star of the show is the foundation. She launched FORTY […]

Last Call, Resolutions. Quick Check-In.

Last Call, Resolutions. Quick Check-In.

Have you kept your New Year’s Resolutions? Sometimes a moment of reflection is necessary to see where you went wrong and how you can improve. This morning, I saw a meme that read “Learn to rest, not quit” which got me thinking. What about the resolutions made in January? Everyone looks forward to a new […]

If Not Plus, Then What?

If Not Plus, Then What?

Terminology makes a big difference       One thing that definitely divides the plus size community is the term “Plus Size.” People either love it or they hate it. I personally don’t mind the term. If companies are going to market to us specifically, they need something to let us know that. However, I […]

A New Model By Ashley Graham: Book Review

A New Model By Ashley Graham: Book Review

A New Model Book Cover Courtesy of Dey Street Books Ashley Graham For those that don’t know, Ashley Graham is a plus size model, fashion designer, TV personality, and body positivity advocate. As the first plus size model to cover the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, she has quickly become the “It” girl of the plus […]