34 Fat-tastically Body Positive Resources You Will Love

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Curvy Girl

It takes a village as they say. And, I am all about sharing the good stuff with my fat, thick, plush, and curvy friends. Hopefully now that I have been in this curvy lingerie business for a bit over 2 years, it has become clear that I really enjoy “community” and sharing any knowledge and resources.  I hate for anyone to have to reinvent the wheel. If you are new to me, I am the owner of Curvy Girl Lingerie which is my plus size lingerie and romance boutique in San Jose, CA.  Additionaly, I own/admin  Facebook.com/CurvyGirlInc and I also sell and ship plus size lingerie all over the curvy world via my online store  CurvyGirlLingerie .

Some sites I love and adore here for you all linked up! Share your favorites in our comments for our follow up article!

BODY LOVE & BODY ACCEPTANCE / ADVOCACY

Healthy At Every Size Blog  – HAES  ”Fighting fat hasn’t made the fat go away.”

Dances With Fat –  Ragen Chastain’s amazing current and topical blog

The Militant Baker – Jes Baker  (Creator of the Body Love Conference)

MarilynWann.com – Marily Wann  (Author of “Fat! So?”)

LindaBacon.org – Linda Bacon, PhD

VirgieTovar.com – Virgie Tovar    ( #losehatenotweight )

Chronicles of a Mixed Fat Chick  -  Pia Schiavo-Campo

BeNourished.org – Dana Sturtevant & Hilary Kinavey

The Body is Not An Apology – Sonya Renee Taylor

AmandaTrustySays – Amanda Trusty  (Roar!)

No Body Shame Campaign – Whitney Way Thore (Sexy Fat Girl Dancing!)

Eff Your Beauty Standards – Tess Munster

Plus Size Mommy Memoirs – Jen McLellan (Creator of the Cardboard Courage Project)

Pioneering Fit and Fat – Louise Green (Creator of BodyExchange.ca)

Curvy Yoga -  Anna Guest-Jelley

Merrfeld – Michelle Merritt/Career Consultant

Fierece Freethinking Fatties – Respect is for all Bodies

Megan Tonjes Facebook – Megan is #bootyrevolution

The Curvy Girl Guide – Brittany Gibbons / Brittany Herself

The Writer Girl - Jeanette Miller , Fierce Fat Feminist

Mary Lambert Sings -

PLUS SIZE FASHION / PLUS SIZE CLOTHING RESOURCES

Garner Style –  Chastity Garner  (Facebook Community & Blog)

The Curvy Fashionista – Marie Denee (Amazing Fashion Blog & Community)

Chubstr –  Life in Your Size – Style for Big Men

Plus Model Magazine  - Marcy Cruz is the fab Blog Editor. Madeline Jones, Editor in Chief

Daily Diva Venus -  Stephanie Penn, Editor in Chief

Kixies.com – Kixies Thigh Highs actually fit fat thighs!

Monif C –  Trendy, plus size clothes

Bombshell Plus Bridal Boutique – You have to see their “All About the Bass” video

Affatshionista Facebook Page – One of the few fashion blog I see mentioning sizes 24 and larger on a regular basis

Jill Alexander Designs – Jill Alexander (And she and her flagship store are in the Bay, too!)

Plus Size Modeling – Mostly I love their uplifting and frequently viral memes

Size Queen Clothing – She makes clothes up to size 8x!

Candy Strike Clothing – Sexy, contemporary clothes up to 4x

Well, I am sure I could go on and on with other blogs, facebook communities and other fun stuff and important resources for the Curvy Girls of the world.  If you can think if blogs, websites or communities I have not included, please put it in the comments and I will do a follow up blog to this one.

One of my own favorite blogs is all about FAT BODIES looking sexy and in the media. If you would like to know more about my company Curvy Girl Lingerie and me, read this blog  http://curvygirlinc.com/fat-sexy-bodies/

Thanks Curvies!

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Fat, Sexy Bodies In The Media – it’s about time!

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Jeanette in best seller satin chemiseCurvy Girl Lingerie Hosts Cover Girl Photo Project

Curvy Girl Lingerie Shows Women are Sexy at Any Size

San Jose, CA (October 14, 2014) – Curvy Girl Lingerie, the first plus-size lingerie store in the country, is showing women that they can be sexy at any size through its brand new Cover Girl Photo Project. Instead of photos of professional models, Curvy Girl will post pictures of ‘regular’ women in their lingerie, giving website visitors and social media followers genuine examples of curvy beauty, in addition to more realistic representations of how the store’s merchandise may look on them. At least a dozen of the photos will also be used to create an exclusive ‘Sexy at Any Size’ calendar.

“We want to have ALL women represented on our website,” explained Curvy Girl’s owner, Chrystal Bougon. “We will be doing MANY more photo shoots with many more curvy women; we want to see ALL races, ethnicity, age and abilities represented on our website and our social media properties.”

Bougon strongly believes that all bodies are beautiful, and her campaign to embrace sexy at any size is empowering other women. Since beginning this campaign, she’s received feedback from plus-size women excited ‘regular’ models that look just like them are finally proving you can be large and beautiful, and that Curvy Girl is showing everyone that sexy women come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

“I think it’s HIGH TIME the world sees how beautiful and desirable fat, curvy women are Continue reading

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Perception of Beauty and Sexuality

We are having a 5 week seminar at Curvy Girl and my friend and LMFT Cynthia Marie Haartman will be leading the seminar. I will not be there for the group sessions, but they will be held at Curvy Girl. (Nov. 4th through Dec. 2nd.)

This is a hot button issue for many of my customers and friends. When Cynthia mentioned she was looking for a space to hold this seminar, I told her if she did the seminar after hours, she should do it at our boutique. I am sure there will be a lot of interest. The 5 week series is $190 and you can email or call Cynthia to RSVP and hold your spot. (Her info here: www.cynthiahaartmanmft.comchaartmanmft@gmail.com, Tel:408-930-1220.)

What will you learn from the seminar and walk away with?

-better understanding of each of our individual and unique selves; why we act the way we do, and how we can use those those strengths to our advantage

-creative expression and tapping into playfulness

-new insight and gain perspective on individual situations, what works and what doesn’t

-we will work towards acceptance and forgiveness, and gentleness with ourselves, as well as identifying things in our life we DO have control over and can change

-reframing negative self talk, and reframing negative beliefs and assumptions about our bodies, beauty, and sexuality

-positive support from group members

-a toolbox of coping skills and self care techniques

-positive communication skills (in talking with self and others), and learning to ask for what we needs (again, from self and others)

-learning to reframe negative self talk

I hope you will sign up ! Be sure to call Cynthia asap so you can save your spot in the group.

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