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.
Season 3 kicks off with a bang! What y'all know about Curve Conscious?!? Guest Adrienne Ray stopped by to chat and discuss what it's like having the ONLY plus-size consignment shop in the city of Philadelphia!
About Curve Conscious:
Curve Conscious, recently named one of the best women’s boutiques in Philadelphia by Philly.com, is more than just the city’s first plus-size resale store. Owner, Adrienne Ray, has turned her Brewerytown boutique into a space that celebrates the diverse shapes and sizes of its customers while also promoting sustainable fashion at friendly prices. Adrienne graduated from Temple University and worked in advertising as a copywriter for a decade before opening Curve Conscious in 2016. Since then, her mission has been to provide experiences the plus-size community has often been left out of, like a welcoming environment to shop for stylish items at reasonable prices. At Curve Conscious you’ll find gently used apparel, shoes and accessories from familiar brands like Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, Eloquii, Torrid, Forever 21+ and more.
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Or visit the website at: curveconsciousphilly.com
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