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Food is NOT the Enemy: How Kelly lost the weight

  Weight loss is a sensitive area for some, very difficult for many. People spend hundreds of dollars and some even choose more drastic approaches such a surgical procedures. No matter what method you choose...

Books, Bubblebaths and Bellini’s – The Three Best B’s To Unwind and Recharge

In a world where everything is go go go... We have to slow it down, take a break and appoint some designated time to relax our mind and our body. For me this time...

Amy Schumer’s Curvitude

Glamour’s first “Plus sized issue” just hit the stands this month. It included Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Ashley Graham. These are plus sized icons. They also included comedian  Amy Schumer and she is not....

Ragen Chastain Dances With Fat And So Should You!

Dances With Fat, FitFatties, Ironfat, and Sized for Success are a few brands known to the world spreading body positive content and motivation all over the world. CURVY  sat down with the woman behind...

Life Class: It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

The fragility of life grips us at our knees and freezes every thought. I vividly remember struggling to feel my legs beneath me when running on the treadmill as the television at the gym...

Celebrate World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day with the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

  The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund is a fund that is dedicated to research, awareness, and education with intentions of improving the treatment, and early diagnosis of this disease. The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer...

Triggers of Self Acceptance: J. Cole’s “Crooked Smiles”

The first time I heard the song “Crooked Smile” by J. Cole I did not really listen to the words. We sometimes get caught up in the beats so much we forget that songs...

Baring It All: The Body Issue

You know that feeling when you buy a pair of jeans that fits your curves just perfectly and hugs your thighs in all the right places? You put them on and stand in front...

What If: Are You Blocking the Road to a Fearless, Flirty You?

What if we really are our biggest roadblock to our dreams? That the boundary between what we yearn for and where we are is our resistance to let go of the 'expired' situations that...

Bridging Gaps in Cultural Diversity: Sonia Kang Presents Mixed Up Clothing

After her feature on the Today's Show her popularity soared. But Sonia Kang was a simple working mother with a hobby of sewing. Like most mother's she wanted her children to learn more about...

Springtime: A Time For a New You To Bloom!

Spring is on its way somewhere and it is going to feel so good! I find myself in a place this year where a lot of new and good things are emerging. Last spring...

Curve your Curves in 2014! Top 5 Exercises to Try

1. Dance Dance classes offer a lot of options to work-out and get your groove on with classes like Zumba, Hip-Hop, Salsa and so many more. 2. Kick Boxing Kick Butt in the New Year...

Healthy and CURVY Fitness Sites

There is nothing wrong with being a size 16. There are beautiful women of every size and shape. I know that there was an amazing backlash from the plus sized community after the so...

Plus Size Princess Fit Teams Up With Lane Bryant

Cece Olisa was getting into her workout grove and hit a wall.  She needed motivation, self-motivation to get out of the work out blues.  She had an idea, an amazing idea to not only...
plus size yoga

Gaining Weight to Prove a Point, Empowerment or Wrong Impression?

The internet recently exploded with news of Trina Hall, a yoga instructor who gained 40 pounds in four months for an art project she called "The Fat Yoga Teacher." Despite Hall's good-faith efforts -- she had...

The Harsh Reality: @1OakLV by @LightGroup Doesn’t Want Fat People In Their Venue

There are so many beautiful woman that are a part of the plus sized and curvy community. We make up 67% of the U.S. population which in fact makes us the MAJORITY not the...

Live Your Life With Purpose

“I Sing/Act/Write Because I Must.”~Jill Scott What is that thing in your life that you “must” do? In other words, what is your purpose? Any one that knows me knows that I discuss purpose often. Why?...

Veganism, It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

A healthy lifestyle change you can make..... Typically curvy women are not vegans so the lifestyle choice that The Vegan Stylista, Bonnielee Cuevas blogs about intrigued me. Not only has she taken the...

The L.O.V.E. Campaign

There's a lot of me to LOVE and recently I was asked to participate in a campaign to help women, especially young girls with body image. Positive body image that is. The...

Revealed! 6 Ways to ‘Easily’ Lose Weight

Trust me, I know you're wondering if painless weight loss is really possible, especially if you've been desperately denying yourself of your favorite treats, and working out to no end. But there is hope. No...