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"In terms of deal count, women-founded companies set a record last year, making up 4.4% of all VC deals—the largest percentage since 2006. Of course, the actual number of deals involving female-led startups still dismally low (368 compared to...
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I met the fabulous Ally Gursky, the blogger behind Candied Curves, at Full Figured Fashion Week: Celebrate My Size Plus Model Magazine Expo this summer. She is a performer and body positive blogger hailing from Orlando, Florida. She likes long walks on...
  I'll be the first to admit that I had a very limited understanding of pole dancing but have come to learn that Pole Dancing is a competitive and empowering sport that is perfect for athletes who do not fit the "traditional mold" but...
Fourth-wave feminism refers to today’s feminists who focus on bringing sexual harassment and violence against women, among other injustices, to the public eye. This is usually done through forms of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Scandals...
Growing up can be so difficult! Children and young adults are constantly faced with feeling inadequate and insufficient. Personally, I remember many days wishing I could be someone else or be treated better. When I had the pleasure of...
Nina Monique is the CEO & Founder of Nina Monique Voluptuous Boutique (NMVB), a stylish & vibrant plus size clothing line. NMVB was created for the voluptuous woman who is rebellious, sexy & professional. Originally slated for a career in Journalism,...
I first learned about NYC Full Figured Fashion Week from an article in The New Yorker magazine last fall.  I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that this event had evaded my radar for several years even though it was happening in my own backyard; they even...
Truth be told, this is my first Full Figured Fashion Week.  I was half expecting to be ignored and lost in a crowd of fabulousness.  This did not happen.  Instead, minutes after I walked into the building for the...
According to the Cost of Wedding, "he average wedding cost in the United States is $26,645. Couples typically spend between $19,984 and $33,306 but, most couples spend less than $10,000. This does not include cost for a honeymoon."  Where I live,...