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The #1 Podcast For Plus Size Women!






Nicole Phillips - Episode #261

Nicole Phillips is the Director of Social Media & Communications for 11 Honoré, a plus-size luxury e-tailer who partners with designers and brands to expand their offering into plus sizes. Some of the brands on their platform include, DVF, Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, Brandon Maxwell, Adam Lippes, Marc Jacobs, Sachin & Babi and many more. Nicole has worked in the plus size industry for over 12 years. Before 11 Honoré, she worked at plus size retail chain, Torrid...


Kimberly Williams - Episode #260

Kimberly Williams is the CEO and designer of the newly launched La Forme Clothing & Accessories, made and manufactured in Lagos, Nigeria. Since 2015 she has worked in various facets of the plus industry including boutique owner, plus model manager, and blogger. In 2016 she served as a staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily, the web’s number one destination for multicultural fashion. She has also worked on the celebrity styling team for gospel star Le’andria Johnson at the 2017 BMI...


Tamara Ivy - Episode #259

Tamara Ivey is currently the Marketing Manager of Customer Acquisition for Ashley Stewart, Inc. She is the brain and master behind event marketing and the in-house public relations team. Some of her accomplishments include the Annual Thankful for Fashion Event, The Love Your Curves Tour, Arise Television fashion segment, star of Ashley TV and occasionally using her beauty expertise for Ashley Stewart fashion shows and campaign shoots. Tamara never forgets her humble beginnings and always...


Jessica Milagros- Episode #258

Jessica Milagros is a Plus Size Model, Body Diversity Advocate and CBS Season 21 ‘Big Brother’ Reality TV Star. She is signed to IPM Model Management and has been featured in various publications, appeared on national television, and has walked several runways including New York Fashion Week and The Business of Curves at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Jessica has worked with major retail brands, such as Ashley Stewart, Kohls, Target, Fashion to Figure and was the first Latina size...


Mara Hall - Episode #257

Mara Hall is an actress and entertainer who can currently be seen as Darcia Lancaster on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s spicy nighttime drama, “Ambitions”. Mara joined the cast of the new OWN, Will Packer Productions series Ambitions in 2019 as a series regular. Many may recognize her from recurring roles on Scandal (ABC), The Quad (BET), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Saints & Sinners (Bounce TV), and much more. She is also a Type 2 diabetes awareness advocate and talks openly about her experience...


Steffany Bready-Edwards | Episode #256

Steffany Bready-Edwards is a Fashion/Wardrobe and Personal Stylist based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2009 she established her business SteffanyAllen, LLC, which empowers women of all sizes to change their perception of themselves and enable them to tap into their inner selves through wardrobe and accessories. She has provided styling for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Full Figured Fashion Week ™, Ashley Stewart, promotional based events for Lane Bryant, editorial styling for Plus Model Magazine and...


Zakiyah Caldwell - Episode #255

Zakiyah Caldwell is a Philadelphia native who began her journey as a photographer in 2010. Since then she's collaborated on many projects including Saks 5th Avenues Salon & Spa, NBA Star Chris Bosh's Mr. Nice Tie by Armstrong & Wilson, Diva Curves by Actor Sayed Badreya, as well as numerous celebrities and influencers. Zakiyah’s work has been published in a variety of magazines including Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Cole Magazine in Norway, Elle'ments Magazine,...


Mallory B. Richardson - Episode #254

Mallory B. Richardson is a Native American influencer and a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. She is the CEO of The Platform Experience, A North Carolina based fashion house that provides multiple services including wardrobe styling and model coaching. She is also the Creator and Producer of Crusade of Curves, North Carolina’s first and only curvy community fashion week and Founder of Beaucoup, Raleigh's premiere plus size nonprofit support network for career development, wellness and...


Gwen DeVoe - Episode #253

Gwendolyn DeVoe is the Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week®, an annual presentation of the fashion industry’s finest plus models, designers, retailers, boutiques and businesses with products and services for the plus community. The event celebrated ten years of production in June 2018 and is heralded as one of the industry’s most legitimate gateways for plus fashion and a “must attend’ for anyone involved in the industry. Gwen has written content for USA Today, and...


Jennifer Barreto- Leyva | Episode #252

Jennifer Barreto- Leyva is the Editor in Chief of Belleza XL the first and only Magazine in history of media dedicated to plus size people in Spanish. She is also a lawyer, journalist, and activist with over 20 years in the body positive movement. Her work has been celebrated and highlighted for Franza Sozanni, Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia and Cristina Saralegui best known as the Latina Oprah. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Ravishly Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and...


MsNickee Mack - Episode #251

MsNickee Mack is the CEO and Founder of Diva Day International Modeling Agency, Makeup Studio, and Development Firm. She is also a brand ambassador for several brands and represents models on their journey as ambassadors and signature models for various clients. In 2016 MsNickee added author to her list of accomplishments with the book “Your Guide to a Perfect Fashion Show Production”. In addition, she is the Atlanta Regional Brand Director for ORS/Olive Oil natural hair care line and has...


Leah Vernon - Episode #250

Leah V is an International Hijabi social media influencer with over a million views combined and new author of Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim. She plays many roles as an educator, public speaker, plus-size model, recipient of the esteemed Gilda Award and the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship (London), and as an activist who’s been featured by Buzzfeed, Yahoo, CBS, CBC, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, and the New York Times. In addition to landing national and international...


Mickey Armstrong - Episode #249

Mickey Armstrong is a photographer, producer of The Plus Report, and Executive Producer of District Of Curves: The Washington DC Full Figured Fashion Showcase. The annual show has become Washington DC’s largest platform for plus size models, designers, and body positive activists. Both platforms were created to help small businesses, small business owners, body positive activists, and influencers within the curvy community, grow and expand their reach throughout and beyond the worlds of...


Maui Bigelow - Episode #248

Maui Bigelow is the curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a digital platform that blends feminism with social, fashion, and beauty culture, Maui is known for bringing progressive, authentic conversations with a southern charm only she can provide. Her annual event hosted in Atlanta, PHAT Girl Fresh Presents: Life Styled, is a tribute event that honors and celebrates promising and notable female leaders in fashion, entertainment and empowerment. Maui has been featured in articles for Plus Model...


Joe Freeman - Episode #247

Joe Freeman is the CEO of MedZone, parent company to the brand-new Zone Naturals line, an all-natural offering of practical skincare products designed to prevent, soothe, and calm everyday skin irritations like chub rub and blisters. The company’s debut product, Chub Rub® Formula, is a cruelty free, anti-chafe beauty stick that delivers paraben free, long lasting, non-greasy chafing protection in every swipe.


Cassy Jones-McBryde - Episode #246

Cassy Jones- McBryde is an award-winning social entrepreneur who has a long-standing commitment to the empowerment and positive development of women and girls internationally and specifically in Detroit. In 2009, Cassy founded The International Fuller Woman Network, a body-positive, initiative based organization that connects women around the world to resources that help create a body-positive lifestyle. She has produced initiatives like The International Fuller Woman Expo in Africa, Asia,...


Nicci Gilbert-Daniels - Episode #245

Nicci Gilbert-Daniels is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Brownstone and one of television’s most sought after executive producers. As the CEO of NoEgo Entertainment, an entertainment production company, she created TV One’s most popular docu-franchise, “R&B Divas”, and the popular BET networks series, “From the Bottom Up” and her upcoming Documentary Film “Broken Things”. Nicci’s intense passion for all that she does, effortlessly manifests itself in her many accomplishments,...


Corissa Enneking - Episode #244

Corissa Enneking is the creator of Fat Girl Flow, a body-positive blog launched in 2015. Fatgirlflow has been featured on several major media outlets including Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Life and Style, and The Daily Mail. Corissa will be a featured blogger at 2019 TCFStyle Expo Blogger Mastermind in Atlanta!


Marie Denee - Episode #243

Marie Denee is a plus size business expert and the Editor In Chief of The Curvy Fashionista, a fashion and style blog that is a one-stop shop for all things curvy, confident, and chic! In 2017 she was honored as The Root 100’s List of the Most Influential African Americans and was a recipient of The Network Journal's 2018 "40 Under Forty" Achievement Award. Marie has been featured in Ebony, Essence, Lucky Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Marie Claire Italia, The London...


Karla Tobie - Episode #242

Karla Tobie is a beauty influencer, entrepreneur and body positivity advocate whose impact has caused brands to name her "one of the most influential beauty brands in the world". Hailing from St.Lucia and now, deeply rooted in New York City. Karla's impact on the beauty industry - through videos, viral campaigns and appearances, has catapulted her from small videos in her bedroom mirror to the main stage with a following that now spans millions. With a brand built on creativity, Karla...