The BARE Campaign Encourages You To Be Vulnerable By Getting Naked

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The BARE Campaign Encourages You To Be Vulnerable By Getting Naked The topic of body image and nudity as a form of self expression is a taboo subject that has been known to make people uncomfortable. Sure, we're in the midst of a shift as it relates to the way the world views plus size bodies, but realistically, we still have a long way to go before the conversation shifts … [Read more...]

Is This FCKH8 Video An Example Of Feminism Gone Wrong?

Is This FCKH8 Video An Example Of Feminism Gone Wrong?

Is This FCKH8 Video An Example Of Feminism Gone Wrong? We live in a world where everything is visual and almost anyone or anything can become an instant celebrity or gain recognition depending on the number of views and “Likes” it gets and of course it's “shock” value.  Recently, while on Facebook I stumbled upon a video created by the FCKH8 company to promote feminism and … [Read more...]

Is It Possible To Be Too Poor To Eat Healthy? This Woman Thinks So

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Is It Possible To Be Too Poor To Eat Healthy?  This Woman Thinks So  Christina Briggs of UK told Closer Magazine that she wants more government assistance to help her change her diet. In essence she said that buying healthy is expensive and she could only afford high fat content foods. She also insists that it’s not her fault for being overweight because of the cost of healthy … [Read more...]

‘ANTM’ Cycle Ten Winner Whitney Thompson Weds Artist Ian Forrester

'ANTM' Cycle Ten Winner Whitney Thompson Weds Artist Ian Forrester

ANTM Cycle Ten Winner Whitney Thompson Weds Artist Ian Forrester Whitney Thompson, model and the cycle 10 winner of America’s Next Top Model married artist Ian Forrester in Scotland on November 14, 2014. The pair got engaged a little over a year ago while sightseeing in Dublin, Ireland and since announcing their engagement, the curvy model has been excitedly looking for … [Read more...]

In Her Words: Calvin Klein Sparks “What Is Plus Size” Debate With The Use Of A Size 10 Model

Model Myla Dalbesio is a size 10 model and featured in Calvin Klein's new ad.

In Her Words’ is a column from DailyVenusDiva.com that allows our readers and other bloggers to  share their opinions on the news that is currently making headlines.  Today’s commentary comes from Farrah Estrella of the blog Estrella Fashion Report.  You can follow Emerald on Tumblr and on Instagram.  If you would like to submit an ‘In Her Words’ blog post, click … [Read more...]

Plus Industry Insider: Blog Editor & Lifestyle Journalist Marcy Cruz

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Plus Industry Insider:  Blog Editor & Lifestyle Journalist Marcy Cruz For our industry insider feature we introduce you to women and/or men who are creatively creating opportunities for others to shine through their individual work.  Many of the people featured are writers who share the accomplishments of others, the designers that create clothing for you to drape your … [Read more...]

Plus Industry Insider: Fashion & Wardrobe Stylist Steffany Allen

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Plus Industry Insider:  Fashion & Wardrobe Stylist Steffany Allen For our industry insider feature we introduce you to women and/or men who are creatively creating opportunities for others to shine through their individual work.  Many of the people featured are writers who share the accomplishments of others, the designers that create clothing for you to drape your curves … [Read more...]

Put A New GoPro Camera From Best Buy On Your Holiday Wish List

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I remember my very first digital camera. It was a cute little camera and I really thought I was doing something special with that hand held device. I took it everywhere I went and if you were in my presence, you had better be prepared to be photographed, because thanks to my camera, I thought I was a professional. Things have changed drastically since then. Now we live in a … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Ensure Power Couple Status Like Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone

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5 Ways To Ensure Power Couple Status Like Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone Power couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have done an extraordinary job of finding a way to mix business with pleasure. In addition to appearing in a number of films together, this year McCarthy starred in the Falcone directed film Tammy. So what’s their secret? Henry Hutcheson, author of the … [Read more...]

Lane Bryant Makes A Difference In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

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Lane Bryant Makes A Difference In The Fight Against Breast Cancer Recently Lane Bryant, along with the American Cancer Society, Daily Venus Diva and The Fuller Woman Network hosted the "Making a Difference" initiative to raise funds for Breast Cancer research at Macomb Mall in Roseville, Michigan. THE INITIATIVE September 29 through October 31, 2014, when you buy select … [Read more...]

Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned As A Plus Size Athlete

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By: Louise Green In 2008 I gave birth to my son; three months later I decided, despite my leaking boobs, the tail end of postpartum and weighing in at my all time heaviest weight of 242lbs, that this was the perfect time to become a personal trainer. Upon acquiring all my certifications I opened my business, Body Exchange, and I dedicated my services to the plus-size woman. … [Read more...]

Watch Men & Women React To The Tinder Fat Suit Social Experiment

Watch Men & Women React To The Tinder Fat Suit Social Experiment

Watch Men & Women React To The Tinder Fat Suit Social Experiment Simple Pickup, a male focused dating site used the dating app Tinder to do a social experiment to show the double standard between men and women, online dating and what happens when meeting someone in person that doesn’t look like their profile photos. After seeing the videos, I have so many issues with this … [Read more...]

Facebook Bullies Forces Plus Size Clothing Store Out Of Business

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Facebook Bullies Forces Plus Size Clothing Store Out Of Business We’ve seen the nasty comments on some of our Facebook posts that go viral. You have those internet thugs that hide behind a keyboard and a mouse that happen to find our stories in their timeline because of a friend of a friend and for some reason feel compelled to write their disgust for the plus size woman on … [Read more...]

All Eyes Are On Plus Size Model Nana Serwaa Adu-Boateng

All Eyes Are On Plus Size Model Nana Serwaa Adu-Boateng

All Eyes Are On Plus Size Model Nana Serwaa Adu-Boateng Face 2 Face Africa considers plus size model Nana Serwaa Adu-Boateng from Ghana as one to watch, and I couldn’t agree more. This beauty started modeling in 2012 has been in several print campaigns and fashion shows. One of her more notable campaigns was for Coca Cola during the 2014 World Cup! “It’s quite difficult being … [Read more...]

Australian Plus Size Business Forced To Leave Facebook & Close Its Doors

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Australian Plus Size Business Forced To Leave Facebook & Close Its Doors Businesses flock to Facebook because of the relatively free platform to reach the all to critical piece of business: social media reach. With this free platform comes the opportunity to reach a global audience. One Australian woman found that it also leaves you open to global cyber bullying that can … [Read more...]

Are Women Only Attracted To Fat Men?

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Are Women Only Attracted To Fat Men? I think dating is a universal thing and although this survey was aimed at our English friends across the pond, I still find the findings wrong. According to the Daily Mail, women wouldn’t date athletic chiseled men because it would make them feel insecure about themselves. There may be some women who feel that way, but I don’t believe the … [Read more...]

In Her Words: Did VOGUE Magazine Really Discover Big Butts?

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'In Her Words' is a new column from DailyVenusDiva.com that allows our readers to  share their opinions on the news that is currently making headlines.  If you would like to submit an 'In Her Words' blog post, click HERE. Today's commentary comes from Emerald Shaw of the blog HowToBeDope.com.  You can follow Emerald on Tumblr and on Instagram.  Why is it that culture is only … [Read more...]

Tatiana Scott of ‘Fit With Curves’ Shares Workout Tips With BlackDoctor.org

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Tatiana Scott of 'Fit With Curves' Shares Workout Tips With BlackDoctor.org Our motto is to "thrive in your curves." Living a healthy lifestyle is a must nowadays to living longer, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose weight. We share stories of those who are on journeys toward healthier lifestyles and those that show that regardless of your size you can be a plus size woman … [Read more...]