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Updated on April 14, 2014

Beauty Beyond Size Two

Curvy chics are some of the most unrepresented women on the internet. In many of the top searches you find Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton etc. Anna Nicole Smith only made it into Lycos top fifty search terms after she died.

It is my hope to change that, even just a little by bringing you content on some of the world's most beautiful and talented plus size beauties.

Curvy Chics come in all sizes but this lens features the higher end of the scale. Whether you call yourself curvy, plus, chunky, or fat -- be proud and thankful for the life you have.

I hope you enjoy getting to know these curvy, talented women.

Citation: graphic copyright M. E. Wood.

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Ashley Graham Headshot
Ashley Graham Headshot

Ashley Graham

Exotic and charming...

Plus size model or goddess? We cannot seem to decide. And really who cares -- give us more of this transplanted Nebraskan and we will eat it up.

Ashley has proven to have an alluring presence both in print and on the screen with the many advertorials under her belt.

You can learn more about the exotic beauty that is Ashley Graham in this lens dedicated to her.

Sheena Snively Comedian
Sheena Snively Comedian

Sheena Snively

You can run but you cannot hide...

This homegrown Canadian actress, comedian and MTV co-host has a personality as loud as her voice.

With Sheena around you never know what to expect. And that is a good thing. She is not afraid of being raw or getting in your face and she is not above using her body for distraction, slapstick humor, or sex appeal.

You can learn more about the tornado that is Sheena Snively in this lens dedicated to her.

Kate Dillon

Living a life beyond beauty...

She has one of the most highly regarded faces and bodies in fashion and plus size modeling.

A goddess among women, she continues to entice both men and women with her understated beauty and radiant charm.

You can learn more about Kate Dillon in this lens dedicated to her.

Books For the Curvy Girl - Plus size, fat, soft, voluptuous whatever you wanna call yourself.

plus size actress and songstress
plus size actress and songstress

Raven-Symoné

Eating blueberries in style...

She has come a long way since she was the little cutie on the Cosby show. As a full fledged woman, she is still a cutie.

The acting bug continues to be a part of her busy life but she is also a producer, singer, dancer, and occasional model.

You can learn more about Raven-Symoné in this lens dedicated to her.

Adele Adkins

Transcending borders...

Her fashion sense has its own flavor while her musical sense has been bathed by the rhythm of legends like Etta James and Peggy Lee.

This fresh musical artist has crossed the pond to gain a growing following of admirers of her earthly voice and heart felt lyrics.

You can learn more about Adele Adkins in this lens dedicated to her.

Rebel Wilson

Sharing her down under sense of humor...

Who could resist the smile of this beautiful, talented, and funny actress, comedian, and writer.

This Aussie native is a sweetheart of talent in her homeland and is quickly making waves both with her guest movie roles and her cheeky nighttime interviews.

You can learn more about Rebel Wilson in this lens dedicated to her.

Joy Nash

Giving a little rant...

Bossy, cheeky, witty and a girl with something on her mind. A few somethings.

Joy Nash's You Tube video about the ups and downs of being plus size skyrocketed to over a million hits in a few short months.

Beauty, brains and a whole lot of attitude make her a top choice curvy chic.

You can learn more about Joy Nash in this lens dedicated to her.

Hanne Blank

Letting the World Know that Fat People have Sex Too...

A writer, a historian, a public speaker, a fat activist, a feminist, a woman on a mission.

Hanne Blank's words have been featured in such publications as OUT and Penthouse. She has edited a number of books of an erotic nature as well as written non-fiction books that push boundaries and open minds.

You can learn more about Hanne Blank in this lens dedicated to her.

Books for Fat Girls - From inspirational to educational.

The Fat Girl's Guide to Life
The Fat Girl's Guide to Life

Shanker is here to let the world know that fat people "aren't all jolly, we aren't asexual, we aren't lazy, and we aren't all depressos zoning out in front of the TV sets with ice cream melting down our chins." She wants us all to be able to respect ourselves, our bodies and be able to handle the rude people who aren't comfortable enough in their own lives that they have to try to make someone else unhappy.

 
Fat! So? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size
Fat! So? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size

Fat!So? isn't all about the seriousness of being fat, fat acceptance and standing up for ourselves. Wann likes to have a little fun and it shows in a few of her mock essays, bountiful women cartoons from various artists and other extra goodies that take you from reading to interactive play. It is not the exclusive bible for fat acceptance that it use to be, it's a good read and shows what women have been trying to say for years: Accept me as I am.

 
Revolting Bodies?: The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity
Revolting Bodies?: The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity

Revolting Bodies text is dry and hard to get through. And I went through many passages without having a clue what I was reading about before I hit a nugget that hit home for me. This book isn't for the faintly educated but if you want to move beyond the usual cutesy books normally thrown at us I recommend this one. You will definitely learn something new about our society and culture and the ins and outs of the "fat identity".

 

Beth Ditto

Stark naked with attitude...

Her fashion sense is extreme, her voice is intense. She has proven again and again that she is not afraid to take chances with her career and the clothes she wears on her back.

She has become a pop culture icon that shows no sign of dissipating; luckily for us!

You can learn more about Beth Ditto in this lens dedicated to her.

Emme

A real doll...

She is one of the world's first successful models to continue on a visible career long after her first days of modeling plus size fashions.

She is a genuine role model for women of all sizes and all ages.

You can learn more about Emme in this lens dedicated to her.

Miss Platnum

A little rap with a Romanian slap...

Well loved in her country of Romania and her adopted country of Germany, this plus size song writer and rap artist is shaking up the rest of the world thanks to the long arms of the Internet and YouTube.

She is cute, she is sexy and of course she has a bit of saucy attitude.

You can learn more about Miss Platnum in this lens dedicated to her.

Lizzi Miller Plus Size Model
Lizzi Miller Plus Size Model

Lizzie Miller

Flaunting the pooch...

She is not afraid to show a little pooch and we all love her for it. This plus size model has gone mainstream ever since she bared her bod in a tiny photo in Glamour magazine.

Fashion magazines can not seem to get enough of her and either can we.

You can learn more about Lizzie Miller in this lens dedicated to her.

Velvet d'Amour

The velvety smooth plus size model and actress...

Notorious, sexy, curvy. Just a few creative words to describe Velvet who has been gaining national acclaim from working with designers like John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Creative, talented, compassionate. There is a lot more to this intelligent woman than her curves (but they sure do help).

You can learn more about Velvet d'Amour in this lens dedicated to her.

Mia Tyler

More than a cupful...

Giving a little attitude never hurt; especially if you have the curves to back it up. Plus size model, Mia Tyler definitely has the curves. Oh, ya, and she has some attitude to go along with it.

Mia has made the reality TV rounds with shows like Celebrity Fit Club and Mo'nique's Fat Chance and is busy at work on a plus size clothing line with equal attitude.

You can learn more about Mia Tyler in this lens dedicated to her.

Curvy Chics from Flickr - Curvy chics are not only celebrities. They exist all over the web. They are beautiful, have great personality, and know how to have fu

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Chloe Marshall

Going for gold...

She surprised critics by winning over the judges with brains and curves to win Miss Surrey. Then she had them scared when she ran for the Miss England crown, winning first runner up.

This active plus size woman has a goal in mind, giving beauty pageants something they haven't had in the past... variety! Oh yeah, and a few curves.

You can learn more about Chloe Marshall in this lens dedicated to her.

Chenese Lewis

Loving her body...

This modern day goddess is sending good vibrations through television waves via comedies like Hell Date and talk shows like Dr. Phil. She has her own production company and travels nationally to talk about the impact of body image and self-acceptance.

You can learn more about Chenese Lewis in this lens dedicated to her.

The Beautiful Women Project

The Book

It all started with a simple conversation she had with her 13 year old daughter about her best friend, also 13, who was saving up money for a boob job. Cheryl-Ann was floored (as were we all) and decided to start the Beautiful Women Project in hopes of inspiring positive thoughts about the female body in all its forms.

Read more about the Beautiful Women Project.

Whitney Thompson

Curvy girl wins top slot...

It has been incredibly busy for this full-figure model as she fills the responsibilities for becoming America's Next Top Model and gains recognition of her own.

This curvy beauty has a strong head on her shoulders and will no doubt make the rest of us curvy girls proud.

You can learn more about Whitney Thompson in this lens dedicated to her.

Mo'Nique

Every girl needs a fat chance...

Fit, fabulous, funny and yes fat. A size 22 to be exact. This multi-talented woman definitely has more going on than the curves on her body.

Monique has been in charge of her career since it began and it shows no signs of stopping.

You can learn more about Mo'Nique in this lens dedicated to her.

America Ferrera

It's good to be ugly...

Her smile is contagious, her eyes sparky and she has a little bit if giggle. Very little really but she's been adopted by body image activists every where.

It all started when, at seventeen, she starred in the Indie film Real Women Have Curves. It has kind of gained a cult following ever since.

You can learn more about America Ferrera in this lens dedicated to her.

Sara Ramirez

The curvy doctor with the mostest...

The curvy beauty who plays Dr. Callie Torres on the hit television show Grey's Anatomy is a beautiful, strong, intelligent woman.

In real she has more than believable acting skills under her belt. She was classically trained at Julliard and has made her stamp on Broadway. She's also not as threatening as or T.V. personae.

You can learn more about Sara Ramirez in this lens dedicated to her.

Nigella Lawson

The English Muffin...

The U.K. beauty that brought the word 'porn' to the culinary arts (food-porn). Her unique style of relaxed cooking for friends and family has made the world fall in love with her.

The hourglass figure, doe eyes and long black main probably had something to do with it too.

You can learn more about Nigella Lawson in this lens dedicated to her.

Kirstie Alley

Life beyond the bikini...

She has been undervalued and heavily ridiculed by the media because of weight for the last decade and frankly I am a little tired of it.

Kirstie is a talented, witty and beautiful woman, mother, actress, writer, and producer.

You can learn more about Kirstie Alley in this lens dedicated to her.

Queen Latifah

The rapping cover girl...

She has strong roots in the rap music industry but she has made a name for herself as an actress, writer and producer. All while still keeping her toes in her musical roots.

A great smile, infectious humor, and curves to die for; the Queen has definitely found her thrown.

You can learn more about Queen Latifah in this lens dedicated to her.

Crystal Renn

Modeling on her terms...

This young beauty has already accomplished so much in such a short time. She went from a scrawny, starving waif to a voluptuous plus size role model in a matter of years.

Modeling for some of the biggest designers in the industry is just one of many barriers she is on the road to breaking.

You can learn more about Crystal Renn in this lens dedicated to her.

Plus Size Actress
Plus Size Actress

Melissa Halstrom

A budding actress...

She currently has one Lifetime movie credit to her name but this budding plus size actress is a true power house with an entertaining array of emotions.

Hopefully this Canadian actress will be on the docket some time soon.

You can learn more about Melissa Halstrom in this lens dedicated to her.

Plus Size Shopping on eBay

If you're on a budget but want to add some great pieces to your wardrobe then eBay is a great place to start. There is gently used to brand spanking new clothing to be found. Warning: eBay shopping can be time consuming and addictive!

Jennifer Hudson

Not taking no for an answer...

When American Idol let Jennifer Hudson slip through their fingers it was possibly the best thing that ever happened to her. Otherwise how could this curvy songstress go on to win an Academy Award (her first time out) for her role in Dreamgirls.

This curvy diva is still acting and belting out the tunes, much to the joy of her adoring fans.

You can learn more about Jennifer Hudson in this lens dedicated to her.

R.I.P. Mia Amber

I was first introduced to plus size model Mia Amber through Plus Model Magazine. I later got to know her through her blog and via short conversations on Twitter. On May 10 Facebook friends received the news that she had died -- no details were given as to the circumstance but the family wanted to let Mia's fans know. The news quickly spread to Twitter where I heard about it and was deeply shocked like many of her followers. As I'm writing this I still cannot believe it. You can leave condolences for the family at Mia's Personal Facebook and Fan Facebook pages. Mia had just finished having her official website updated last month so please visit there too.

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      aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

      great selection

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      AmyLOrr 3 years ago

      An inspirational lens - I shall wear my curves with pride, thank you :)

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Thanks for a lovely lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice lens. Thank you.

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      theallin1writer 5 years ago

      What a nice and inspirational lens!

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      Curvy successful women!

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      Unless a woman has curves, she's still a little girl!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Wow, XiaoDING-a-LING, you've dazzled us with your wits and unique perspective. Too bad no one values the opinion of someone who's uninformed, angry, and hiding behind a terrible screen name.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @anonymous: You are right. We are fat, bravo. We didn't know it. It is so wonderful that we have you around to set us straight. Have a wonderful life. :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have confused curvy with fat. You fatties aren't fooling anybody.

      Sophia Loren: Curvy

      You: fat

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for showing the beauty of full figured women!

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      bensen32 lm 5 years ago

      nice lens and good subject. Nice someone is showcasing real women. pretty sad that the "media" and world for that matter tries to convince us that a "beautiful" women is the airbrushed, photo shopped model/actress. let see real women!!

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      kissesxox83 5 years ago

      great lens, what a great way of showing who is a BBW/plus size woman appreciation. love it

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      angelsigh 5 years ago

      This is a very neat lens. I had no idea. Thank you :)

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      Teenysdaddy1981 5 years ago

      I love curvie chicks!!!

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      Justswimmingly 5 years ago

      Thanks for creating this lens. It's great to see curvy women treated with the respect they deserve.

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      These 'curvy chics' are all great ladies!

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      DimitriPreacher 5 years ago

      wow, interesting :)

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @JohnRayner: There is definitely nothing wrong with thin chicks or preferring them. Thanks for stopping by.

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      JohnRayner 5 years ago

      I prefer thin chicks.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Great lens, great lessons.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens, great tribute to beauty, earned a squidlike from me indeed.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Lots of beautiful women here! :)

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      Atomika07 5 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many plus size models. Thanks for sharing :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love Plus Size Beauties. You have put together a real cool collection on this page. I'd love to see bigger pics.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This was an interesting read

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      I have had the pleasure of knowing a few plus size women, and they were as feminine and as uniquely female as any woman could achieve. I would like to thank you for showcasing these beautiful woman. I hope you are well. See you around the galaxy...

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      Staceysk 6 years ago

      Love the showcase of REAL women. Something I am definitely sharing with my daughter.

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      sweetstickyrainbo 6 years ago

      the rest or nice but I cannot handle Monique

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      This was so fabulous I had to link to it!

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      PaulosDK 6 years ago

      Great lens, and too true, bigger ladies are underrepresented!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Like the page, so nice to see real women with talent presented as the beauties they are.

      :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      well organized and beautifully presented

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      rosytaylor 6 years ago

      nice collection..... good lens

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      signdesign 6 years ago

      Terrific lens!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Nicely done!

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      Reymus 6 years ago

      I see a lot of support from women in the comments here, and I have to say that, as a guy, I love women with curves, and I love the promotion of positive body-image for women of all shapes and sizes. This is a fantastic lens, and I plan on coming back to see any new additions!

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      theprintcenter 6 years ago

      Thank you for this great lens. Curvy girls are so beautiful. =)

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      Miles_of_Smiles11 6 years ago

      Thank you. Beautiful women come in all shapes, sizes and color, and I am so glad that you have dedicated a page to them. My hat is off to you, ma'am.

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      ajilcliaen 6 years ago

      LOVE this lens. With bodies like ours it's hard to find social acceptance in most cases. Curvy girls are beautiful, I don't care what anyone says! Thanks so much for making this.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm out and about for the Angels April Fools' Day Quest and these women totally rock!

      ~ Squidoo Angel Blessings ~

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Great Lens! Thank you for celebrating these wonderful and beautiful women!

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      Brilliant! Hats off to the chef.

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      Hermionebug 6 years ago

      All these women are gorgeous just the way they are! They are just as beautiful as all the skinny starlets in Hollywood, if not more so. What a great page!

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      scss 6 years ago

      brilliant lens - thanks for the boost!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Well done and blessed by a Squid Angel today!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      This is great, these women are stunning and I love the fact that they don't change themselves to be like the rest. They are what they are - bold and beautiful. **Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel.

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      I love you all!

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      Angel_Lou 6 years ago

      Nigela Lawson, yummy!!! :))

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      really awesome lens

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @SweetMarie83 LM: I love Melissa McCarthy! She is so cute and so funny.

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      SweetMarie83 LM 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! Beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes and it's definitely past time that everyone realize that!! I love my curves, I think curvy women are gorgeous, and from your list, we curvy girls are obviously a very talented bunch too! lol I see a few of my personal favorites on this list, and some that I'm definitely going to have to look into...one other person on my own personal list of favorite curvy (and funny) women is Melissa McCarthy. :-) Super lens!!

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      Angel_Lou 6 years ago

      OMG, gooooood jooob!!! You really rock! Plus the chicks are absolutelly gorgeous! Keep up the good work!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Thanks! What a great lens! Celebrating the fat :) Love it! I have been up there for many years, and struggling, now I'm down more and going down all the time, thanks to the hair analysis that I did.. so still.. though, fat is where it's at!

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      MaryaSanders 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens! Awesome creatives

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      tajo 6 years ago

      Nice lens and so good to see someone taking the time to say hey, normal people here.

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      surfer1969 lm 6 years ago

      I loved my girls plump,they are funner to cuddle with and tend to be less stuck up on themselves too.I've been with slim girls,but they tend to be more meaner seem like.I'm the type of guy that loves to love not fight.I've had about 12 gfs and out of the 12 that were slim.There were only 2 that was slim.I can be some what aggressive,but this Is a g-rated lens so I'll leaved It at that.eg

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      Fatih LM 6 years ago

      Waaaww I enjoyed reading this lens and looking at the photo's of curvy girls...like me...5stars......!!!!!

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      SacredCynWear 6 years ago

      *Gives warm fuzzie* From one big girl to another. You did a fantastic job on this lens.

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      Jen Maskill 6 years ago

      A Very Happy New Year to you and Your family!! xxx

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @rwoman: I LOVE HER! Great suggestion. I'm late coming to Criminal Minds but she's one of my fave characters on there. Very funky.

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      rwoman 6 years ago

      Great lens. I recommend you add: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Vangsness

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Gloria, I was just browsing about internet sites for us "big, beautiful women," when I came across your letter. It is so beautiful and accurate and has made me feel that perhaps I can be a worthwhile, attractive and loveable person after all. Thank you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      TO ALL WOMEN,,,ALL MY SISTERS WHO NEED TO BE REMINDED DAILY!

      To ALL My Phenomenal Diva Sisters from all walks of life... You are my sisters born to different mothers even if we are different ages and colors....

      I LOVE YOU.... I APPRECIATE YOU .... I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU !! I Celebrate, Honor and I Respect You !! ... Know this within your heart

      Everyday and share it with any woman who needs to be Uplifted, Inspired & Encouraged daily!

      To ALL My Phenomenal Diva Sisters from all walks of life... You are my sisters born to different mothers even if we are different ages and colors.... I LOVE YOU....

      I APPRECIATE YOU .... I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU !! I Celebrate, Honor and Respect You !!

      God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the "ONE" that I can, and the wisdom to know it's "ME".

      There will always be a sister who may always be prettier.

      There will always be a sister who may always be smarter.

      There will always be a sister who may have a bigger or nicer house.

      There will always be a sister who is blessed to have a partner.

      So what??? ... Let it Go and LOVE yourself and your circumstances !!

      ~ Think about this ~

      The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart with no true peace.

      And the most highly favored woman may be unable to have children.

      And the richest woman you know... Got the car, the house, the clothes... But might be very lonely with no true love in her life.

      Again... Let it Go and say a prayer for each of these sisters... Say a prayer in the same way that you would want someone to pray for you.

      And the word says... "If I have not Love, I am nothing."

      So please, All My Sisters.... "Love yourself to the Fullest" ... Love who you are. Look in the mirror each morning and smile and see what God sees and mirror Him for He's the only standard, and when you come up short, he will not leave you or forsake you. Count your Blessings every day and may you continue to be blessed.

      Smile and say out loud... "I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed !!"

      If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the millions who may not survive the week for the one who kneels to God can stand up to anything. Remember that Jealousy is a very powerful demon that needs to be fought on a constant basis. Instead of looking for what might be wrong in someone else's life, find joy in their joy and sorrow in their sorrow. Don't build yourself up because the "Beauty Queen" has a cheating mate or "Mz. Perfect" has gained 50 lbs. We should Never have to build ourselves up by looking down or finding fault with others for we should find the joy, however small, in our own lives. Let it out !! Share it !!

      Take the time to be a Divine Light of Inspiration to uplift another sister's life, heart and spirits for we should always be Positively United.

      "Winners make things happen and losers let things happen !!!"

      Never let yourself become a willing victim for you are a Queen who deserves the best life has to offer, so never settle for less than you deserve. Be appreciated and grateful for you life - whatever it is. Learn to accept yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin. We only have a short time here on earth, make each moment count. You may be poor, you may be sick, you may be alone, but you can still smile !!!

      You have the power to make the ultimate choice of how YOU are going to live.

      Be happy not because your life is better than someone else's, but because it's yours and it is a very precious gift from God !!!

      PHENOMENAL WOMEN ~ DIVAS ~ QUEENS

      "To the world you might be one person, but to one person, you just might be the world."

      ALL WOMEN ARE ~ PHENOMENAL WOMAN

      Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

      I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size but when I start to tell them, they think I'm telling lies.

      I say, "It's in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips."

      I'm a woman... Phenomenally.

      Phenomenal woman, that's me.

      I walk into a room just as cool as you please, and to a man, the fellows stand or fall down on their knees.

      Then they swarm around me, a hive of honey bees.

      I say, "It's the fire in my eyes, and the flash of my teeth, the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet."

      I'm a woman... Phenomenally.

      Phenomenal woman, that's me.

      Men themselves have wondered what they see in me.

      They try so much but they can't touch my inner mystery.

      When I try to show them they say the still can't see.

      I say "It's the arch of my back, the sun of my smile, the ride of my breasts, the grace of my style."

      I'm a woman... Phenomenally.

      Phenomenal woman, that's me.

      Now you understand just why my head's not bowed.

      I don't shout or jump about or have to talk real loud.

      When you see me passing it ought to make you proud.

      I say "It's in the click of my heels, the bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, the need of my care."

      Cause I'm a woman... Phenomenally.

      Phenomenal woman, that's me... YOU and YOU and YOU... to ALL WOMEN !!

      ~ Maya Angelou~

      Gloria Newsome

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      ednusslein 6 years ago

      To me there is nothing more attractive than a confident plus size woman. My wife is very curvy and gorgeous. Thanks for having a lens dedicated to curvy women!

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      I admire your willingness to stand up for the plus size woman. This is a wonderful lens and I hope people gather some information that will help change they way the world sees us :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wonderful, wonderful lens, stand up tall big women, you are beautiful.

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      ZazzleEnchante 6 years ago

      This lens says loud 'n clear 'Its ok to be you' ...naah it says 'Its great to be you, your own self!' Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      ArdenBaird LM 6 years ago

      Fun how there actually ARE curvy girls out there living their lives. Great work (again) lensrolling to Reflecting Venus with the others. :)

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

      very good read. Thanks for making me smile.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This lens is fabulous...more than fabulous! Everyone is different and that's okay by me!

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      khael 6 years ago

      Horray! Some people have curves, some don't. We should just maximize what we have. I find it strange when people insist we should all look we came from a body template.

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      CCGAL 7 years ago

      I sang myself a special birthday song recently - it went like this (you know the Happy Birthday tune, I'm sure): Happy Birthday to me, I'm now fifty-three. I'm still roly-poly, never will be skinny.

      It's rather ironic, really, that at 53 I actually have the body I thought I had when I was 17 and thought I was fat because I had an hourglass figure with curves instead of the gaunt emaciated waif look so popular in the 60's when I was forming my body image. I would have benefited greatly from seeing curvy role models, so mega kudos to you for doing this for my daughter and other girls like her.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      What an awesome compilation of beautiful women! It is a shame that body image has taken a turn in our society that encourages girls and women to starve themselves. Even with starvation, I know at least one person who can not lose down to a size 8 and why should she?!!! She is beautiful just the way she is. I agree with ElizabethJeanAllen, I'll keep my curves!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I'm curvy. My doctor says I should be a little less curvy... I'm working on it, but I'll never ever be thin, It's too much work to maintain. I'll keep my curves.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      Neicy Nash from Dancing with the Stars would make a good addition.

      Nice lens 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, I'm marking it under Read it Later so I can go through all the nifty stuff here. I'm especially interested in the books on plus size topics. (Di from Fat Chic here)

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      corinnemwestphal 7 years ago

      I love this! Brilliant!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love the way you celbrate your "curvyness" - to have peace of mind and accept your own body is such an important life lesson to teach our daughters (I have 3!), you are a wonderful role model! And thank you for Blessing Squidoo Step by Step!

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @kerbev: I love Camryn! She's a great actress and beautiful woman. I love watching her every week on The Ghost Whisperer.

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I also think Camryn Manheim is great. She's got a great "I am what I am" attitude.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for your lens! Really enjoy it. I love painting Curvy Women and to celebrate their shining Beauty ! Hope you can enjoy my Art, too.

      http://spazioinwind.libero.it/aureart/

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      I love this! What a great set of lenses you've got!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens highlighting real beauties. Congrats on the purple star - it's well deserved for sure!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I DO wish the american society would quit shoving the 'skinny minney' women down our throats in media and implying their bodies are the 'ideal' type. I'm 5'1" with a medium body frame. Many women my size look like 9 year olds weighing in between 80-95 pounds. Not me, I'm a whole 135 pounds, but the cameras make me look like a linebacker next to them.

      I think women that are 'curvy' should develop a healthy frame of mind and love themselves. Keep you weight and curves, as my sister lost over 100 pounds through the stomach band method, and also lost all the plumpiness in her face. Now she's got wrinkles and looks older than me.

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      Marelisa 7 years ago

      These women are all beautiful. This lens made me think of the eight year-old girls I saw at the mall yesterday ordering diet ice cream. I thought to myself, "Seriously?"

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      I really like the way you did this lens! "Blessed by a SquidAngel"

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      nice lens, 5* and blessed.

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      MikkiGVee 7 years ago

      Excellent Lens! Well written and laid out. Lot's of inspiration here for curvy ladies. 5*

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      invstyle 7 years ago

      Thank you for the input, glad to be a voice and have inspiration from you! A 5+ star favorite!! :) Tracey

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Gorgeous lens, just like you. Perhaps you could have some of your own pics posted as well? I never knew how much my husband loves bigger women until I gained 90lbs with my last pregnancy and only lost half of it. Any issues with that weight gain were definitely my own- not his!! :) With love, Darcie

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      Dee Gallemore 8 years ago

      Bravo!!! You're doing a fabulous job of "representing." Very well done . . . 5-Stars and FAV'd

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      papawu 8 years ago

      You know what, I've been with a couple of more curvaceous and voluptuous women in my time and I had absolutely no complaints and in fact have some very fond memories. :)

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      nekoneko 8 years ago

      Wow.. i love your lens.. :D..

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      Wordilydoc 8 years ago

      It was a great concept and I think you developed it well. Lovely.

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      sukkran trichy 8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great lens with good display

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      RolandTumble 8 years ago

      Great lens, 5*s. Since you've got Nigella Lawson on here, you might want to also look at Paula Dean and Ina Garten.

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Great lens. I like "curvy chics" The modern fashion of being stick-thin is great for some people who are naturally thin, but for most people it just doesn't suit them.

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      Gail47 9 years ago

      Fantastic lens! So much information and encouragement. Five stars for sure and passing this along to my sister.

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      Cheryl Kohan 9 years ago from Minnesota

      An excellent lens, as usual! Five stars...