I’ve always loved nice clothes. I’ve been fashion obsessed for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been a plus-size girl almost all my life. I’ve also owned a Glo Worm… Just saying.
Over the years I’ve starved myself, excercised excessively. I’ve lost over 100 lbs in less than a year and gained it all back (and then some) because no matter how hard I tried, nothing I did to shed the weight ever made me love myself.
The day that I learned to, or at least the day I decided I was worth learning how to love, was the day I finally realized that I had value.
Once I believed in my worth, life kind of fell into place for me the way I had always envisioned it, then about two years ago, Flight of the Fat Girl was born.
I started my blog because of I love fashion, and through it, I learned change the way I saw my body from negative to positive.
I started it in order to be a voice for anyone like me, who’s ever struggled with loving the person they see in the mirror; and I started it for all of those who’ve ever let the word ‘fat’ hurt them.
I was determined to take back the word that I had let tear me down for all those years. It was important for me to claim it and make it my own, so nobody could use ever it to hurt me again!
I don’t know if I ever really expected anyone to actually read what I wrote. I also couldn’t ever have imagined that one day I’d actually get hired to play dress up in the latest trends and share my ideas as the weekly contributor on The Penningtons Blog.
I certainly never expected to have over 20,000 followers liking, commenting on, and sharing my work all over social media, and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how kind and supportive my readers would be!
I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve received. I’m thankful that I’m able to share my experiences, my love for fashion, and encourage and inspire my fellow curvy babes to embrace their bodies and look forward to getting dressed every morning; but most of all, I’m so filled with gratitude that I am able to be a body positive influence in the lives of my four amazing children and that they are super proud of their fabulous blogger mom!!!