Can We Talk About Plus Influencers & Weight?

It’s quite the time to be alive and existing in a plus size body! I remember growing up and never really seeing plus bodies in magazines or media or television; unless of course a plus body was feeding into some negative stereotype about the norms of fat bodies. You know, being the comic relief, the…

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Why Health Shouldn’t Be Taboo in the Plus Community

Let me begin by saying I realize that the things I’m getting ready to say might offend some. It might be a trigger, it might even make you want to not follow my social media. I just need you to know- that’s perfectly fine. I have been traveling through life in a plus vessel for…

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When WLS Becomes Necessary – How I Arrived at My Decision

I’m a pretty candid person when it comes to my mental and physical health. So many people on this planet exist in spaces of uncertainty and unhappiness because of the isolating feeling of insecurity. Whenever I share my personal journey, it’s in hopes that those people will some how cross my path and feel a…

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Her Story: Ladi Amber

Name: Ladi Amber (Amber Middlebrooks) Age: 27 Type of procedure: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass   What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? All my life I was overweight. I always hated the way I look, I was always the big one out of my friends. I always felt uncomfortable, I was suicidal and depressed.…

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Her Story: Tiffiany

Name: Tiffiany Procedure Type: Gastric sleevectomy Age: 30 Starting weight: 472 Surgery weight: 401 Current weight: 275-279 Goal weight: 180(I’d really be content at 195 lmao) What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? In January 2015 I stepped on the scale and it said 472lbs which is a weight I’d never…

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Her Story: Renee

Name: Renee D. Jennings, Brooklyn, NY Age: 37 Procedure: Gastric Sleeve (March 2017) What prompted you to make the decision to go for WLS? I had considered weight loss surgery for at least 4 years but never actually went through with the process. Part of the reason I reneged was due to the things I…

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Her Story: Cieanna

Name: Cieanna aka Cici Age: Sexy 31 lol Procedure Type: Gastric Sleeve What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? I had a miscarriage in 2014 and was told it was due to my weight that i was unable to carry the baby. Did/do you feel any pressure by a doctor to…

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Her Story: Nichelle

Name: Nichelle (@see_chelles) Age: 29 Type of procedure: gastric sleeve (No surgery to date) What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? Honestly it was free with my employer and I’ve struggled with my weight for a long time so I thought it would be a good option. Did/do you feel any…

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Her Story: Jasmine B.

Name: Jasmine B. Age: 24. Procedure: Undisclosed What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? For a long time I have been a plus size gal.  I love being a plus size girl.  Its something so empowering about being plush. But I recently hurt my knee.  I had my acl replacement and…

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Her Story: Dallas

Name: Dallas @thee_dallas Procedure Type: (laparoscopic R-NY gastric bypass surgery 2004) Age: 41   What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? I couldn’t even walk a block without my whole body being in pain. I was about 375lbs (at the time, not my highest weight). I had tried EVERYTHING else, I…

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