We are very proud to introduce to you our blog series, called “This Week on The Web.” And to kick things off right, we are proud to share some really inspiring posts that are making an impact on the plus-size community. We hope that you enjoy the stories that we have found on the web and on social media.
Your Fat Friend is a series of essays by a politically conscious writer who seems to want to remain anonymous on Muse. Her latest entry, “You’re Friend Doesn’t Feel Fat” challenges readers to take an indepth look at feminism and body consciousness and fat acceptance. Dig in if you ready for some introspective thinking. (https://medium.com/@thefatshadow/your-fat-friend-doesnt-feel-fat-8ca312f5db2b#.xqj366udp)
Centric TV plans show curvy girls how to SLAY everyday. Check out their video for the premier of “Curvy Style with Celebrity stylist Timothy Snell” which starts today, April 30th at 10P/9C. (http://www.centrictv.com/videos/entertainment/curvy-style/2016/the-power-of-the-curves.html)
There have been a lot campaigns launching this year about body consciousness and confidence. However, we encourage you to check out this awesome campaign video by Evans, titled “#IAmMe.” Featuring eight uniquely inspiring women, including the magnificent and snarky Nadia Aboulhosn. (http://www.evans.co.uk/en/evuk/category/iamme-5458545/home?TS=1461325865394&geoip=noredirect&cmpid=soc_p_fb_wk35_3_iamme_video_postboost)
Christian Siriano, “Project Runway” alumni and winner of season 4 joined forces with plus size fashion giant Lane Bryant and launched a super chic collection. Get ready for some top of the line style. (http://www.lanebryant.com/designers/christian-siriano/21289c21613/index.cat)
Here’s another women who refused to give up. Check out how Jodi Arnold, the Creative Director of the plus-size clothing line Eloquii bounced back from an economic meltdown in the May issue of Real Simple magazine. (http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/job-career/eloquii-plus-size-designer-jodi-arnold)
And, finally check out this big guy get down and kill it to African Afrobeats.(https://www.instagram.com/p/BEuC1X4hk7m/)
Toya Burris is a blogger, visual designer, mom of two and a plus-size girl hailing from the borough of Queens, New York. Check her out on Shapely Events, for the latest in politics, fashion and pop culture. @toyadoitbig • toyaburris.com