Oprah Winfrey Teaches: 4 Lessons That I Learned From O Magazine’s May 2014 Issue

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Oprah Winfrey is more than just a multi-media mogul. With 60 glorious years of life under her belt, she has wealth of knowledge; professionally and personally. This month O Magazine’s theme is "How to Love the Skin You're In," and it’s filled with great tips for any woman looking a little inspiration. I’ve decided to share lessons hidden in the pages of O Magazine’s May 2014 … [Read more...]

Kirstie Alley Joins Jenny Craig and Offends People with ‘Circus Fat’ Comment

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After severing ties with Jenny Craig seven years ago, Kirstie Alley has recently signed on as a spokeswoman for the weight loss brand. The actress and Dancing with the Stars alum admits that she was doing great for a while and then her weight began to increase.  Kirstie’s return to Jenny Craig follows a 30 lb. weight gain in a six month period. I get it.  No one wants to gain … [Read more...]

Sherri Shepherd & Jenny McCarthy Follows Lena Dunham’s Lead & Gets Naked On ‘The View’

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Shy is the last word you would use to describe Sherri Shepherd. The View co-host isn’t one to bite her tongue and apparently she likes taking a stand just as much as speaking her mind - even if it means going topless. Last month, Sherri and her fellow co-host Jenny McCarthy went topless on The View to show their affinity for Lena Dunham, creator and star of the hit HBO show … [Read more...]

Enter DailyVenusDiva.com’s BEAUTY MADNESS Selfie Contest

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Your selfie could win you a Makeup Gift Pack from Aida Cosmetics. Keep Reading to find out how. From April 9, 2014 - April 12, 2014 submit your most FABULOUS selfie to DailyVenusDiva.com’s BEAUTY MADNESS contest.  Share your best beauty photo using the hashtag #BEAUTYMADNESS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Key Dates: ENTRY PERIOD: April 9 - April 12, 2014 FAN … [Read more...]

SPRING FASHION: The Great Wait for Spring!

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March is one of those “waiting” months. Waiting to shift out of winter, but it’s just a bit unsure when or how. Back in my home state of Michigan, Winter has set up camp for a LOOOONNGG while with no urgency to leave! Thankfully, here in Germany, it’s been more of a long Fall with sneak peeks of Spring along the way. Of course, the warmer spells whets my appetite for SPRING … [Read more...]

Plus Size Woman Tired Of Hollywood’s Body Obsession, Strips Down To Her Bikini In Public

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The following video first appeared on Fox LA's website and we loved this empowering and courageous story so much that we had to share it with you. Amani Terrell says she's tired of Hollywood's obsession with perfection. To show her frustration, she's decided to do something drastic. While in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard, Terrell stripped down to a bikini! This was her way … [Read more...]

‘No Body Shame Campaign’ Is Still Moving & Whitney Thore Is Still Grooving!

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We’d like to toot our own horn for getting one of the first exclusive interviews with Whitney Thore following her “Fat Girl Dancing” videos.  The passion that she put behind her No Body Shame Campaign immediately caught our attention. Since posting about the plus size diva in February, she’s been on not only the Today Show but The Steve Harvey Show as well. In the following … [Read more...]

Fat in the City Founder Jill Andrew Delivers A Lively TEDx Talk On Fat Shaming!

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Columnist, educator and female body consultant Jill Andrew took the stage recently to deliver a TEDx Talk on Fat Shaming and the "Thin Epidemic.” In her 10 minute talk Jill discusses fat shaming and the power of words. Jill share's a very personal experience that happened to her in her youth and then she goes full steam into discussing how fat gets framed negatively and how … [Read more...]

Plus Size Model Christina Mendez Promotes Self-Love With Workshop For Young Girls | VIDEO

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Plus Size Model Christina Mendez Promotes Self-Love With Workshop For Young Girls Lending your influence and name to a worthy cause is one of the most selfless things that a person could do. When it comes to giving back, plus size model Christina Mendez is onto something pretty special. Earlier this year the popular model launched a workshop where 17 young girls enjoyed … [Read more...]

10 Tips To Boost Your Curvy Confidence

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1. Don't compare yourself to others - YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made so own YOUR body, YOUR attitude and YOUR journey in life. Don't forget to celebrate all of your successes as well as those of others, we are all on a journey int his thing called life. 2. Buy Sexy Lingerie - there is something about wearing something playful and sexy underneath just for yourself, that … [Read more...]

Reflections of Jewels – A Reflection Piece By Plus Model Jewels Hay

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Poem by:  Jewels Hay Looking at the person across from you at the coffee shop, you don't see what they have been through. You don't see the scars of the darkness that has burned deep within them. But looking into a person’s eyes you can see everything. Looking into those beautiful eyes you feel that they are filled with love and light. We all have been through … [Read more...]

Plus Size Beauty: Sephora Launches “Divergent” Inspired Makeup Collection

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Cosmetic brand Sephora recently unveiled their new “Divergent” collection, inspired by the film that’s scheduled to be released on March 21st.  As Sephora’s first movie makeup collaboration, the collection will be available in different palettes in a range of neutral colors for women looking for natural looking coverage. The “Divergent” inspired collection includes the … [Read more...]

Plus Model On The Rise: Nakia Williams From Pennsylvania

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Plus Model On The Rise: Nakia Williams From Pennsylvania Many of you are aspiring plus size models and to give you an inside look at what it takes to be a model, each month we introduce you to plus models on the rise. Today we meet Nakia Williams, a plus size model from Pennsylvania who is currently signed with MSA Curve. DailyVenusDiva.com: How long have you been modeling … [Read more...]

Gabourey Sidibe Shares Plans To Open A Non-Profit Organization For Women And Girls

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Gabourey Sidibe Shares Plans To Open A Non-Profit Organization For Women And Girls Whether you love Gabourey Sidibe or not, it's hard to deny her star power or her ability to stay relevant in an industry that's known for judging people for their outer appearances. After coming under fire for making offensive comments about transexuals, the American Horror Story: Coven star … [Read more...]

Finally-A Retailer Goes ‘Real’: Retailer ‘Aerie’ Pledges To Stop Retouching Photos

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Retailer 'Aerie' Pledges To Stop Retouching Photos I just did something I've never had the guts to do before. I was moved to post a pic of myself with very little makeup (a touch of Clinique CC cream and lip gloss) to my Instagram. Why? Because Aerie, the sister store of American Eagle, has pledged to print pictures of their models without using Photoshop or any … [Read more...]

4 Plus Size Blogs That Provide Fitness Inspiration

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January is over and February has entered with a snowy vengeance. If you just started getting last month, this snow, these terrible road conditions and the polar vortex is enough to knock you off of your fitness square. And rightfully so. If you took a few steps back, don’t worry because we’re only in the second month of the year. Because we all could use a little inspiration, … [Read more...]