Confidence Is YOU: Writer Yanika Nicholas Shares Her Confident Journey


Sometimes when you are having a bad day or just feel like you are stuck in a rut, an inspiring word or quote can make all the difference in the world. Today I will be sharing with you my interview with Yanika Nicholas, writer of "Confidence is You."  You will learn what prompted her to write her book, what she has learned about life, love and confidence and even get a little … [Read more...]

Miss Piggy & Kermit Displays Their Love On The Cover Of VAGUE


After a generational roller coaster romance, Miss Piggy and her beau Kermit, stars of the film Muppets Most Wanted, have solidified their love for one another by appearing on the cover of Vague. Miss Piggy shared the following statement on Facebook: Kermie and Moi are honored to be featured on the cover of Vague as the#UniversesMostTalkedAboutCouple!! (Are you surprised, … [Read more...]

It’s Official: Lena Dunham Is A Vogue Cover Model

Lena Dunham On the cover of Vogue

I woke up to this.....Lena Dunham on the 2014 February cover of Vogue Magazine. For months there have been rumors that Lena Dunham would be gracing the cover of Vogue and now that the cover is here, I honestly love it. I wish you could hear my excitement because Lena being on the cover of Vogue is a BIG DEAL. Not only is she amazingly talented but her non-model figure … [Read more...]

Literary Spotlight: An Excerpt From ‘Mulligan’s Match’, A Story About Love


Mulligan’s Match follows Camilla, CJ, Jordan, a character that differed from most of her forty-six year old counterparts who were obsessed with the perfect anti- wrinkle cream, discrete plastic surgeons, a great personal trainer and young man candy to be seen with. Author Chamein Canton explores the story of a woman whose passions included, golf and baking and she had the golf … [Read more...]

Plus Size Heroines: Ellora’s Cave Publishing Plans On Expanding Plus Romance Selections

Plus Size Heroines:  Ellora's Cave Publishing Plans On Expanding Plus Romance Selections

Plus Size Heroines:  Ellora's Cave Publishing Plans On Expanding Plus Romance Selections It's been years since I've read any romance novels but with this latest news I will venture back into them. As many women do, we tend to fantasize ourselves as the characters in romance novels. Sometimes this may be bit of a task when the heroine's description is nothing like our … [Read more...]

6 Plus Size Celebrities Who Inspire Us As Authors

Image Source:  Wynonna Judd's Facebook Page

6 Plus Size Celebrity Performers Who Inspire Us As Authors  After achieving celebrity status, it’s only natural that celebrities would share their lessons learned or their stories in the form of a book. Not only is writing a book a great way to further establish themselves but it’s also a great way to continue building their brands. Like many of their fans, their talents … [Read more...]

Plus Size Magazines Worth Reading And Where Fits In

Plus Size Magazines Worth Reading And Where Fits In

Plus Size Magazines Worth Reading And Where Fits In I’ve been a plus size girl my entire life, but it wasn’t until five years ago that I fully understood what it meant to be a part of the plus size community. The plus size community has created what many may call a movement. Of course, it’s more than a movement but within this community, a movement … [Read more...]

Plus Size Actress Octavia Spencer Talks About Her First Novel With ‘Ladies Home Journal’

Octavia Spencer Authors Young Adult Novel

Plus Size Actress Octavia Spencer Talks About Her First Novel With 'Ladies Home Journal' This month Octavia Spencer sat down with Ladies Home Journal to discuss publishing her new novel.  Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit, is apart of a young adult series and was inspired by her love of mystery novels as a kid.  During the interview the … [Read more...]

Adele Has Arrived: Biographical Comic Book Follows Her Journey To Superstardom

Adele Has Arrived:  Biographical Comic Book Follows Her Journey To Superstardom

Adele Has Arrived:  Biographical Comic Book Follows Her Journey To Superstardom If getting a 32 page comic book is any indication that “you’ve arrived,” then Adele is definitely a superstar. FAME: Adele is a comic book is being released by Bluewater Productions and is one of their celebrity themed editions. FAME: Adele is written by Michael Troy and will feature two … [Read more...]

Cover Girl Tribute: Adele Covers ELLE Magazine’s ‘Women In Music’ Issue

Cover Girl Tribute: Adele Lands On The Cover of ELLE Magazine

Each year ELLE Magazine releases their annual Women in Music Issue and it’s always exciting to see who will end up on the cover. Adele is one of three talented women in music to land on the May cover of ELLE Magazine. In the issue now available, everyone from music icon Cher to country singer Leann Rimes shared their thoughts on the Skyfall singer. Singer / songwriter … [Read more...]

Chamein Canton Returns With ‘North Of Forty’ Novel

Chamein Canton

Plus Size Romance Author Chamein Canton is BACK!! Her new novel, North of Forty is scheduled to come out in late fall of 2013. The inspiration for the book was a combination of the Real Housewives franchise, WE bridal shows and other lifestyle reality shows like the Rachel Zoe Project. The one thing they all have in common is the lack of plus size & curvy representation. … [Read more...]

Olympic Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Releases Memoir ‘Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith’


US gymnast and two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas may not be a plus size girl but she is definitely an inspiration to all of us. She believes that her own success is directly proportional to the immense support of her family, friends, and faith in God. This theme is at the heart of her debut memoir, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith , coming to bookstores … [Read more...]

Plus Size Magazine Asks, “What Is Beauty?” In Recent Issue

SLiNK Magazine

SLiNK magazine launches The Beauty Issue with a daring shoot that sees trends demonstrated on women from size 8 - 16.  From the Sassy & Slender Megan to the Killer Curves of Philomena. The SLiNK shoot aims to challenge the industry's perception that plus size models and their straight-sized counterparts can't mix. The introduction to the issue 'Aren't I Beautiful?' aims … [Read more...]

‘The Help’ Star Octavia Spencer Authors A Series Of Books For Kids

Author Octavia Spencer

Some celebrities come across as very relatable and Octavia Spencer is one of those celebrities. If you follow the Octavia Spencer Fan Page then you may be familiar with her Facebook notes. There's no topic that The Help actress is afraid to address. She's authored articles about weight, bullying and more on her fan page. Now she's taking her writing skills away from Facebook … [Read more...]

Plus Size Magazine SLiNK Debuts 3D Edition


Not familiar with plus size magazine SLiNK? Editor Rivkie Baum plans to change that with the release of their seventh edition in 3D. SLiNK, a plus-size magazine hailing from Australia debuted a little over a year ago and has sparked our interest in the most positive way. Just last month they shared the challenges that they face as a plus size publication and now they're … [Read more...]

Jill Scott Confidently Covers The October Issue Of Essence Magazine {PHOTOS}


Jill Scott shows off her confident curves on the cover of the October Issue of Essence Magazine.  Jill Scott continues to dazzle fans through her raw and soulful music and her powerful film and television characterizations. Not one to stop working, she’s starring in Lifetime’s all-Black revamp of the 1980’s classic Steel Magnolias and she’s still packing in crowds on tour. In … [Read more...]

Book ‘Dressing Marilyn’ Celebrates The Costume Designer Of A Hollywood Icon


Book 'Dressing Marilyn' Celebrates The Costume Designer Of An Hollywood Icon It's been 50 years since the death of the successful actress, model and singer Marilyn Monroe and the style icon is still being celebrated.  There's a new generation of actresses and musicians channeling the essence of Marilyn through song, style choices and their personas.  Marilyn Monroe was ahead … [Read more...]

Helen Gurley Brown, Iconic Cosmo Editor Dies At 90


Helen Gurley Brown, Iconic Cosmo Editor Dies At 90 Former Editor of Cosmoplitan Magazine, Helen Gurley Brown passed away this morning at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dubbed the "Original" Carrie Bradshaw by The New York Times, Brown wrote the blueprint for the way we view Cosmo Magazine today when she assumed the role of Editor-In-Chief in 1965 to 1997. The Sex … [Read more...]