Plus Size Role Model: Amber Riley

Hooray for plus size role model Amber Riley, who joins Glee co-stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron on the May 2011 cover of Marie Claire magazine.  Amber Riley also got a solo cover. Here’s a few tidbits from her interview: You guys work a lot. What’s the secret to keeping your sanity during 14- to […]

Jess Weiner: Great Representative of the Plus Community

I became introduced to Jess Weiner through a plus size convention we attended in February. When I think about her, self-esteem instantly comes to mind.  Between hosting seminars and writing in monthly columns (Seventeen Magazine and MSN.com), she takes time out to motivate women and girls into becoming more confident in all facets of their […]

Amber Riley’s Style

I was so happy last night for all of the accolades that Glee received at the Golden Globes– I love that show!  I was particularly happy that Chris Colfer won Best Supporting Actor (you can check out video of his win here).  And, as usual, Amber Riley was a stunning representative of the plus size […]

Elle Magazine and Gabourey Sidibe’s “Close Up”

It’s hard to tell how I should feel about this.  Elle recently published their 25th Anniversary Issue, and chose 4 covers from  25 “cpvr worthy subjects.”.  Gabourey Sidibe was chosen as one of the four covers, which should make us all pretty happy; it’s nice to see a plus size woman on the cover of […]