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11 Honoré and SLiNK Magazine Trunk Show- NYFW 2018

SLiNK Magazine, 11 Honore, Plus Sized Model Sarah Hamel-Smith The Curvy Trini NYC
SHS / September 10, 2018

  I had the honour of attending the 11 Honoré  and SLiNK Magazine Trunk Show on Thursday September 07. It was my first time attending a private shopping event of this kind. My friend and I arrived at the venue late, soaking wet. It started storming right before we made our way over. It was held at a stunning private…

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Tips to Improve Your Well-Being

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SHS / August 28, 2018

I was featured today on Slowly Speaking in an article by blog author Serena discussing “Your Well-Being, What’s the Big Deal?” Here are some of my responses to the questions asked, you can review the full article here. What does well-being mean to you? I consider well-being as when a person is in a state of comfort and happiness within themselves. This…

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They Called Me Godzilla

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SHS / August 23, 2018

Children can be so cruel. I have a vivid memory as a child. A group of us were standing in front of a car door looking at our reflections distorted by the shine of the paint. One of the other kids said look at how fat I am in the car! We all laughed and continued moving around and doing…

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Free the FUPA

SHS / August 9, 2018

“Free the F.U.P.A.” This phrase was coined by my brilliant friend Kissi B. Tru the editor in chief of BTFL Magazine, while chatting over Instagram. Let me begin by defining the term FUPA for those of you who are not familiar with it. FUPA is an acronym for the following: Fat Upper (word for female or male genitalia beginning with…

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The Curvy Trini’s Top Picks from RoseGal’s Swimwear Line

Plus Sized Model Sarah Hamel Smith the Curvy Trini
SHS / August 3, 2018

It’s Swimsuit Season! As I am sure many of you know, it can be very difficult to find high quality swimsuits and accessories for an affordable price, especially as a plus sized woman. I was so excited to discover RoseGal’s plus sized swimwear line. The pieces are well made, the fit is great and the designs are fun and stylish!…

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Fear of Success

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SHS / July 30, 2018

This post is in collaboration with Macy’s. One minute you are thriving, moving closer and closer to your goals…everything is flowing perfectly. Then all of a sudden those mean self-sabotaging voices start chiming in: Who do you think you are? This is beginner’s luck everything is going to fall apart soon. You are not good enough. You don’t deserve this.…

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The Art of Unlearning

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SHS / July 18, 2018

I heard a story some time ago. For generations, there was a special type of baked fish dish a family would serve at all events. The dish was prepared the same way every time. They would cut purchase an entire fish and cut off the fishes head. The family members had come to believe that fish heads were gross and…

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Fat-Phobia, Stereotypes and Cultural Shaming

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SHS / June 29, 2018

I used to hate that I was given a fat body to live in. Now I am grateful for it and understand why. To work arduously to combat these damaging stereotypes and stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. A recent article I read entitled “7 Ways Thin People Romantically Exploit Fat People”  by Virgie Tovar touched me deeply…

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10 Tips to Grow Your Following on Instagram

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SHS / June 20, 2018

Instagram can be a powerful tool for gaining exposure for your business as well as promoting your personal brand. Here are some insider tips to grow your following organically and increase your influence on this platform: 1. Create interesting and compelling content People use Instagram as a form of entertainment. If you create content that is fun, stimulating and appealing…

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Can Beauty Be a Curse?

Plus Size Model Sarah Hamel Smith The Curvy Trini
SHS / June 4, 2018

For eons men have fallen prey to the power of a beautiful woman. Many famous sportsmen and politicians have lost their careers due to an exposed love affair. The classic tale of Mark Antony and Cleopatra also comes to mind, there are millions of stories. We know that beauty is powerful and can gather attention and influence, but can beauty…

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