Category: Body Love

Ditch Body Shame And Be Body Proud Says Ann Mahoney From The Walking Dead

“Love yourself no matter what size or shape you are.” — That’s the message from ‘Walking Dead’ actress Ann Mahoney. “The pressure of social media and photo-shopped images of what is…

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Body Positive Campaign in NYC With Top Model Carmina Suzanne

"Spread Love, Not Hate" Plus Supermodel Carmina Suzanne Joins Photographer Silvana Denker in Worldwide BodyLove Campaign! -- Who would have thought that the tiny German village of Niederhövels could have such a huge impact on the fashion industry? Professional plus size model and photographer Silvana Denker has ensured just that with her latest BodyLove campaign, a worldwide photography project celebrating women AND men of all shapes and sizes in different cities who want to "spread love, not hate."

[caption id="attachment_28591" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Photographer: Cheryl Gorski Photographer: Cheryl Gorski[/caption]

And, of course, this simply wouldn't be complete without the participation of plus supermodel Carmina Suzanne. Suzanne Fatta, AKA Carmina Suzanne, is an internationally published agency plus supermodel, as well as the founder and CEO of MODAL Productions, a fashion and music mentor-ship, diversity advocacy, life coaching, and career consulting company. 

[caption id="attachment_28592" align="aligncenter" width="720"]image1 These inspiring images have already been shared in People Magazine, Huffington Post, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.[/caption]

She explains, "Top plus model and photographer Silvana Denker created the BodyLove project in part to help heal her own body love wounds, but by taking it to 30 cities in Europe, and now the USA, she's helping women and men of all shapes, sizes, colors and ability levels to love themselves more too! I cannot wait to take part in this campaign in NYC, to literally walk the walk of self-acceptance, body love and healthy balance. I went through many of the same self-hatred issues as women of size in our society, but as a long-time sufferer of multiple chronic diseases (including MS) I also want to show people how much you can achieve with a 'broken' body."



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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Springtime: A Time For a New You To Bloom!

Springtime is going to look good on you! Spring is on its way somewhere and it is going to feel so good! I find myself in a place this year…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Image source: Living Yoga Dallas and Huffington Post The internet recently exploded with news of Trina Hall, a yoga instructor who gained 40 pounds in four months for an art…

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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…

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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…

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Top 10 “Undiet” Tips

I received a GREAT question from a visitor at BrandyEdwards.com. She asked: “Brandy, I hear all that stuff about how mindset plays a BIG part in losing weight, but once…

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