SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Magnoliah Black

magnoliah-blackAs a dancer, singer, MC, producer, betazoid and storyteller, Magnoliah Black breaks all boundaries blending modern burlesque with performance art and activism. A proud former member of Rub, you can find her lighting up Bay Area stages with the nation’s longest running Queer Cabaret Show Red Hots Burlesque.

As far as we’re concerned, no one is kinder or more welcoming that Magnoliah. When Fattitude was just a twinkle in our thoughts, Magnoliah allowed us to film in her home and welcomed us with laughter and grace. Ever since, she has been delighted to support us in any way she can. Also – no one is more genuine or inspiring. In fact, she may even have already inspired you! At the close of the #fattitude trailer, it is  Magnoliah who says,  “You can be a fat person and be fucking phenomenal!” We couldn’t agree more! Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Dr. Traci Mann

-1After years of dieting, newbies to the world of Body Acceptance, find it very hard to wrap around the much discussed concept that, “Diets Don’t Work.” Thanks to Dr. Traci Mann of The Health and Eating Lab, however, we have hard evidence to prove such rhetoric. Dr. Mann, a widely cited expert in her field, has done copious amount of research on dieting, eating, fatness and self control and has proven, time and again, that, indeed, diets don’t work. Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Jes Baker

imagesJes Baker is known in the Body Love world as the Militant Baker and we, at #Fattitude, believe the title could not be any more suitable. She is a Baker by birth, not profession, so fans won’t find her on the Food Network baking cookies. They will, however, find the self proclaimed fiery body advocate, fat model, mental health professional, self-love enthusiast, professional rabble-rouser, crazy cat lady, TEDx speaker, soon-to-be book-author and mega-feminist, teaching others to learn to love themselves from head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Advocate Amanda Trusty

AmandabwSo, we’ve never met her, but we are definitely fans of Amanda Trusty of! There was a time when Amanda lived the life of a ballerina in New York. And then, one day she decided she’d had enough. She tossed her tutu, pointe shoes and eating disorder in the trash. She threw her faithful tap shoes in her suitcase and headed for the Big Island of Hawaii and life filled with Aloha Spirit, free of the conflicting voices in her head telling her, essentially, that she sucked at being human. With sunshine, warm breezes and the lull of the ocean to bolster her, her journey of self love began. Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Tess Holliday

DvL14_AuKYtxAT8OSUlXKvJWgyaqYismksJg2PkoN_0Ever since People Magazine featured Super Model Tess Munster on their front cover, she has become recognizable worldwide simply as Tess. As of late, of course, she’s taken on the last name of her fiancé, Nick Holliday, and we must admit Tess Holliday certainly has a nice “ring” to it. Tess is the badass who coined the hashtag “#EffYourBeautyStandards.” And if you haven’t yet started follwing this stunning siren, where have you been? She has close to 1,000,000 Instagram followers whom she helps, just by being herself, explore their journey of self love. Witnessing Tess take on the world with her message that beauty comes in all sizes is mesmerizingly powerful.

FullSizeRenderWe have the pleasure of knowing Tess personally as she has interviewed with us, stayed with us and even watched the Superbowl with us. So believe us when we say, she is everything that you hope and expect her to be. In fact, she’s more than just a #bodypositive power house. She’s a sincerely warm and kindhearted person. For example, after her interview with #Fattitude, Tess took the time to FaceTime a friend of ours who is a huge fan of hers. She’s genuine. She’s gorgeous. She’s funny. And she’s cool.

In the last few months, Tess has gone from successful model to worldwide supermodel. Along with suddenly being thrust into the limelight, she has become a perceived spokeswoman for the #bodypositive movement. It can’t be easy to suddenly have the world critiquing her appearance or making harsh judgments about her personal lifestyle choices, but time and again, she has represented our cause with style, grace, intelligence, and more than a splash of effervescence! We have been thrilled to witness Tess’ success and we are so grateful for all she does to help #Fattitude achieve the same.

Bravo Tess! xoxox

SPOTLIGHT: Body Love Badass Chrystal Bougon

BlissConnection-Chrystal-BougonChrystal Bougon, the badass founder of Curvy Girl Lingerie, is comfortable in her own skin and her hope is that all women, no matter their shape or size, feel the same way. Chrystal sees sexiness in every woman and believes they are all deserving of sensual boudoir experiences – especially those who have been made to believe the shape of their body makes them undeserving of such. She’s a warrior. A champion. And, truth be told she’s a modern Glenda – a good witch who can heal others. Read More