This month's episode welcomes, Che Monique the founder of Society of Fat Mermaids. Chè is a lifelong fatty. She grew up absorbing messages that she was, “fat, Black and ugly,” and “The Fat Friend.” As a teen she started the unlearning process. Through a lot of time in the mirror, learning and performing first bellydance, then burlesque and now mermaiding, Chè learned to love her body, and its impact on the world. Chè has dedicated her life to “Living Out Loud and In Color” while encouraging others to do the same. Listen to the episode here.
This week Marlena Jones, founder of Marlena Jones Illustration, stopped by to talk about how acceptance of her body has spilled over into her business and made her a better artist!
For episode 6, I sat down with Dr. Lenese Stephens, a native of Alexandria, VA. Dr. Stephens has earned all of her honorary degrees from George Mason and Argosy University, and her research focuses on demystifying the correlation that fat = depressed among Black women.
Ro'Yale aka Da Queen of Curves stopped by to have a chat! We chopped it up about her career in pole dancing as a plus size dancer, how her life has changed since going viral, and what she does to continue to excel in spite of haters.
It was super fun having Jai Mobley, founder of Fat Mermaids stop by to discuss her journey of entrepreneurship! Fat Mermaids is quickly becoming a plus size household name that caters to individuals who want to express how they feel through what they wear without apology!