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Fashion/Beauty information for SSBBWs/BBWs

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We are currently recruiting for an Fashion/Beauty Editor. If you love shopping for clothes, buying/using beauty products, etc. and have a few hours a month to spare this could be a great position for you. Our Fashion editor would provide content on a monthly basis for the Fashion section of the magazine, including but not exclusive to clothing, ssbbw friendly stores, beauty products/services, etc.

All applications for the above position should be emailed to Please include in your application your full name, location (city, state/province, country), a valid email address, the reasons you think you would be a good fit for this position and a sample of your writing. This position should only require a few hours per month of your time.

Self Love and Inner Beauty

Self love and inner beauty are not usual topics for a fashion and beauty section, but it is an apt subject, especially when thinking about beauty and how people see you. Imagine receiving a beautifully wrapped package and there's nothing in it - the suspense you feel only lasts a moment before disappointment clouds it.

It is back to school week - when it's all about new outfits, cute accessories, hair highlights, stories of cool trips, and showing off fit bodies. For ladies who aren't confident in their skin, this can be a very tough week, probably the beginning of more to come.

High school never ends, and there will always be cruel people who seem to exist to make your life difficult. It is essential to remember these four tips to make yourself glow whenever you feel insecure. A lady's true beauty goes far beyond physical appearances. The way you look may draw people to you, but it's your personality that makes them stay or leave.

Own yourself and love your body

Don't try to be someone you're not. If you are unable to appreciate your own beauty, others will have a hard time seeing it too. What people see when they look at you is a projection of what you see in yourself. If you see beauty, your self belief will convince others.

If however, you feel there's a flaw holding you back from true physical beauty, by all means start working on those flaws with baby steps. But please, don't think you will become beautiful after eliminating your flaws. You're perfect, you're you. Own it.

Be happy and laugh every chance you get

The default human response in negative environments is to withdraw within ourselves, and obsess about the negativities till we become sad. Trying to override this reflex is tough but it can be done. We mustn't always react with anger, frustration or depression when things aren't rosy. By laughing in the face of cruelty or focusing on other memories and good experiences, we can change what would have been a bad day into a good one.

Maintain steady eye contact

Look at people directly in the eyes. This shows confidence and self-awareness and love. There's a saying that goes - "The eyes are the windows to the soul." When people look in your eyes, they can see your vulnerability, passion, kindness, and heart. A strong stare can stop people from ignoring or treating you wrongly. They see that you are strong and human. It also makes it easier to connect with people and makes you seem much more interesting.

Be a nice person to be around

Be generous, genuine and a positive person to be around. Positive energy attracts because everyone wants to be happy. As humans, we are constantly in our heads, hearing that monotonous voice that makes us think we are the center of the universe. We forget that other people have troubles and battles of their own too, whether they look like they do or not. The reality is that more often than not, people we come in contact have problems and worries that are bigger than ours, and are trying to deal with them in whatever way they can, like us.

When asked what she considers true beauty, Audrey Hepburn said, "For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows."

It's true physical appearances can be a bonus, but it's something that's easily overlooked when other all other traits are brought into the picture.

If you loved this piece, please share it with your friends, comment, share your experiences, and have a wonderful month!

Written by: Kelechi Udoagwu

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Fat Positive Blogs

Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others. SSBBW mag has a blog section. If you haven't checked it out, you should! SSBBW Magazine Blogs

I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.

Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.

Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:

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