Facing My Travel Fears: 40, Fat, Black & Vegan

Contributed by Nicole Vick of Style Vicksen Last year I turned 40 and took my first international trip to Thailand. For most of my life travel was the farthest thing from my mind. At the age of 18, during my first semester in college, I became a mother. I was more concerned about trying to finish school, working, and raising my daughter. I didn’t realize it … Continue reading Facing My Travel Fears: 40, Fat, Black & Vegan

Learning to Accept my Stretch Marks : A Journey of Self-Love

My first seizure was on Christmas morning when I was 9 years old. The weeks that followed were a blur of hospital visits and new doctors. Laying on cold examination tables, even colder gel from EEG tests, wires getting lost in my curls while the nurse repeatedly told me to stay still. At the time I really had no idea what it all meant but … Continue reading Learning to Accept my Stretch Marks : A Journey of Self-Love

Fat Positive Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Lately, I’ve been listening to a ton of podcasts! From true crime and TED Talks to body positive and fat politics. Here are a few podcasts that every fat girl should be listening to. The Fat Lip Podcast The Fat Lip was one of the first fat positive podcasts I started listening to. Ash, is an activist and self-proclaimed super fat. She’s open and honest … Continue reading Fat Positive Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Fat Positive Facebook Groups

Community is key. It’s such an important tool in any movement and the body positive and fat acceptance movements are no exception. As both continue to gain momentum and acceptance it’s important for us to share resources. These are some of our favorites. Share some of your favorite Fat Positive Facebook Groups in the comments. Travel Fat Girls Traveling: FGT is the voice for the … Continue reading Fat Positive Facebook Groups

Five Power Poses

Traveling is not only a chance to make memories and learn about different cultures. It’s also an opportunity to take some gram-worthy photos! One of the things we promote at Fat Girls Traveling is stepping in front of the camera and embracing your beautiful body. We know it can seem daunting, so we collaborated and created Posing 101, five power poses you can add to … Continue reading Five Power Poses