If I could speak to Alicia Keys..

Good Morning Love Bugs.. It’s SATURDAY!!!! YAY…

So, this morning.. I may be a little emotional because we have a Funeral and a Wedding to attend so forgive me if this happens to get sappy. But I opened my Facebook today to see where Alicia Keys was interviews by Tamron Hall ( who I love) on the TODAY SHOW yesterday. Ok, so let me just say that I have been ” HERE” for KEYS ( that’s my BFF in my head don’t judge me) since Fallin’… When she stepped on the scene, yes she was the ” light-skinned long hair ” that we typically see.. but hers was different . It was like the NEW AGE of BEAUTY..  My dad being a DJ , of course, I got her cd and went BA- NANAS .. but it wasn’t for Fallin’ or any of the other songs it was for that INTRO… Piano & I.

when she says ” Always got to try. No matter how long that shit take.. whatever tried to stop you from dreaming whatever tries to stop you from living .. FLIP IT “… I cried.. Failure for me… unfortunately not only an option but a way of Life. That’s another story for another day but just know.  You life can change and will if you want it to. Change Your Stars.

Anyway… So this morning when I opened my Facebook I saw this image. Chile… WATER FALLS.. Ok.. WATERFALLS..

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I do not own this photo.

So, everyone was on Alicia for stepping out on tv without makeup. I was in tears… because that was the MOST INCREDIBLE THING I HAD EVER SEEN… How much confidence can someone have to let the world, that is so IMAGE-DRIVEN,  see them without  over arched brows and contour. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good beat too. But, you always have these people in your ear saying..” when you make an appearance.. you have to LOOK like this or that.” and you end up not looking like YOU at all. We, and I say WE, allow the world to dictate what is beautiful to us. But not Keys! Keys walking out on that MTV stage and said, ” You will accept me for who “I” am or keep it moving. Either way, I’m GOOD. ”

What a magnificent word to our young girls.. What a Message to the Grown Girls… ( because yes that little girl playing in her mother’s make up still lives in us all.) * yep.. I’m a big ol ball of mush right now.. SO WHAT*

But then I watched Tamron and the other host start to remove their makeup.. and it was Dope..  And then my eyes were drawn back to Tamron. She was tearful. Now, I know people can ACT when they are on tv… but that broke me. What I saw, was a bit of fear, a bit of worry but Strength then ACCEPTANCE of TAMRON from TAMRON. I swear I sat up in my bed and played that over and over and over.. that one moment.. because it was a BREAK THROUGH… That was a POWER moment. Watch Here.

Thinking about this anniversary show for Full Figured Fierce.. it’s not about the LIKES.. it’s not about the SHOW… and the models and lighting and music… it’s about someone “getting it.”… You have to learn to be your own kind of EVERYTHING… beautiful, class.. you own kind of Kick ASS what ever it is you are. Yes, we are EXPECTED to put on our WAR PAINT to “Blend IN”… but it’s really OK to NOT.. BLEND! #WEDECLAREWAR is a war cry. We are Learning to LOVE US.. flaws and all.. Learning to be OK with the fact that Others may not accept “our” BEAUTIFUL.. and that’s QUITE ALRIGHT!  All I keep thinking is “RAGE.. Rage against the dying of the light..” We have to keep fighting for “US” .. Boldly..

So, I said all that to say.. If I could speak to Alicia Keys.. I would be Speechless..  Because she gets it. and not many do. But since she’s not in front of me.. and I’m typing this.. I can say,

Keys…. ( I told ya’ll she is my BFF in my head) ..

Dearest Keys… Thank you for giving me the strength to Love the HELL outta ME.. I flipped that which stopped me from dreaming.. and now I’m trying to help others heal.. and maybe make a dream or two happen for others.

Have a BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND everyone…

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Depression has been a battle for me for almost 30 years. It’s time to heal. #IDECLAREWAR #IAMFULLFIGUREDFIERCE
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con·form·i·ty kənˈfôrmədē/ noun noun: conformity 1.compliance with standards, rules, or laws. 2.behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. See it’s the #2 part I can’t do, I tried it doesn’t work for me.
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I won’t follow the CROWD.
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I declare war against the “SHOULDN’Ts”! She shouldn’t have taken that pic, she shouldn’t have worn that outfit, she shouldn’t have posted that status… All because society can’t handle an everyday woman, embracing herself and showing how happy and comfortable she is in her skin!
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#BEYOU
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As a black , plus, petite model I have had to come to terms with the fact that I NEED to love myself. I HAVE to love myself! Too many of us walk around giving our love away to those who need it (and some who don’t deserve it) but completely forget that it starts within. You’ll never find what you’re really looking for if you keep over looking yourself. Treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself.

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I declare war on FEAR. It’s one of my biggest and toughest demons to conquer. I use to even be afraid of admitting that I was afraid. I had fear of what others would say, what they would think. I was fearful of success, fearful of failure, fearful of not belonging, fearful that I would never measure up. I had fear of not belonging, and lastly fear that I would not matter. I realize that wading in fear kept me from living and loving. It handicapped my present and held my future hostage.

 

Full Figured Fierce:September Fierce Face

Good Morning Beautifuls,

DOUBLE KISSES!!!!

 

We hope you are having an AWESOME day. We are super excited to announce the winner of the Full Figured Fierce Fierce Face of the Month Contest. We want to also show Love to our runner ups. They all looked amazing and did a wonderful Job in the contest. But before we do that, we have to say THANK YOU to our Sponsor for the Full Figured Fierce Fierce Face of the Month Contest, The CLASSIC MAVEN BOUTIQUE  out of Orlando, Florida.

 

We have been infatuated with them since they showed at our 4-year anniversary fashion show this year. Stop by and see them or check them out online here.

So, let’s get to it. The moment we have all been waiting for. The announcement of the top 5 Queens of the Full Figured Fierce Fierce Face of The Month Contest.

They are…

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Jen
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Tanesha
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Michel-Jackson Judith

 

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Dedrianna

and our Grand Diva is ….

 

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Congratulations to all of these Beauties. I’m glad I didn’t have to pick a winner.

Don’t forget we are in the process of planning our 5 year anniversary for Full Figured Fierce. Our annual Charity fashion show is scheduled for March 18, 2017. If you are interested in modeling for the show, our next casting will be in Chattanooga, TN Sept 17.

If you can’t make the casting you can join the virtual casting page here. Keep up with all updates on our Facebook event or on our website. We hope to see you there. Have a FABULOUS Weekend and Holiday.

 

Big Handsome Kings Support the #WeDECLAREWAR Movement

 

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Even our Big Handsome Kings are joining us for the Full Figured Fierce‪#‎WEDECLAREWAR‬ movement. Shout out to BHK Dave D Silas IIIPhotographer Dave Silas of CTM Photography for joining the us. Yes Guys .. You can declare WAR too.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Full Figured Fierce is DECLARING WAR on those things that have hindered us from being our BEST Selves. For me, it was Depression. For my sister, it was Conforming to what people THOUGHT she should be… what is it for YOU? Everyone is different. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. I am looking for our Full Figured Fierce family, my community, or anyone who needs to take control of that thing that keeps you from truly being GREAT.
How can you be apart?
1. Video :You can send in a video ( 2 mins or less) telling us your story and why YOU DECLARE WAR.
2. Photo: Submit your photo with the Word or Phrase ( 5 words or less) Describing what you DECLARE WAR on.
Submit your information to info.fullfiguredfierce@gmail.com. Videos are due by October 31, 2016. Please allow 48 hours for your photo to be added to the website.
IT’S TIME… to start LIVING and stop EXISTING!
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#BEYou

‪#‎WOW‬ She was reported on Social Media..
Meet one of the @FullFiguredFierce ‪#‎brandambassadors‬ @Shopaholickj aka Krystle Nicole. This photo was reported apparently because she is in her bra. I see all types of things on social media it CAN’T BE the bra. People are a mess. We ♡♡♡ this photo and it will be one of our featured photos for our ‪#‎WEDECLAREWAR‬ CAMPAIGN. It’s a ‪#‎Curvy‬ ‪#‎Queen‬ in a bra… GET OVER IT. Is that the problem or is it that she is confident enough to rock this? It doesn’t matter either way. She rocks and We LOVE & SUPPORT HER! 100000% and check out her feature in @curvyconnect magazine this month

#WEDECLAREWAR : THE MOVEMENT

BE APART OF THE MOVEMENT
Full Figured Fierce is DECLARING WAR on those things that have hindered us from being our BEST Selves. For me, it was Depression. For my sister, it was Conforming to what people THOUGHT she should be… what is it for YOU? Everyone is different. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. I am looking for our Full Figured Fierce family, my community, or anyone who needs to take control of that thing that keeps you from truly being GREAT.
How can you be apart?
1. Video :You can send in a video ( 2 mins or less) telling us your story and why YOU DECLARE WAR.
2. Photo: Submit your photo with the Word or Phrase ( 5 words or less) Describing what you DECLARE WAR on.
Submit your information to info.fullfiguredfierce@gmail.com. Videos are due by October 31, 2016. Please allow 48 hours for your photo to be added to the website.

IT’S TIME… to start LIVING and stop EXISTING!

 

“I declare war against the “SHOULDN’Ts”! She shouldn’t have taken that pic, she shouldn’t have worn that outfit, she shouldn’t have posted that status… All because society can’t handle an everyday woman, embracing herself and showing how happy and comfortable she is in her skin!” ~ Kerri Davis Brand Ambassador for Full Figured Fierce 

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Full Figured Fierce Casting Call

Full Figured Fierce will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary in March of 2017 with our annual Fashion Show. We can’t have a fashion without Fabulous Curvy Models. So, it’s Casting Call time. Think you have what it takes to rock our runway?  Well here’s your chance.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!

The first casting will be held in Huntsville, AL at the Wellness Center on the campus of Alabama A&M University. It’s located on the corner of Chase Road and Meridian Street. 35810

The order of the day will be as follows:
9:00- 9:30 Check In
9:30- 9:45 Discuss show information, model expectations
9:45-10:30 Mini Runway Class
10:30 Casting will begin

All Sizes, Nationalities, Male & Female Models
Experience is preferred by not required.

What To Wear:
( Women)
Black Tank
Black Leggings ( opaque) or skinny jeans
Heels 3-5 inches ( no wedges, basic heel that you can walk in)
Hair off your face
Light makeup
No jewelry

( Men)
Black T-Shirt
Jeans ( No sagging allowed)
Dress Shoes

What to Bring:
Comp Card or equivalent ( headshot/full body)
Photos do not have to be professional.
Positive Attitude

You may be casting for more than one event/show. Hope to see you there.

Stay connected through our website here

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MY CURVES EMPOWER Tee

 

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Get your “MY CURVES EMPOWER” tee today. Click the link and support Team Full Figured Fierce in our efforts to uplift our Queens. Click here to order.

 

 

Monique Gaines: Changing Her Stars

Greetings Beautifuls…

How have you been? We have missed you dearly. Lots of things going on and we will talk about all that soon including showing off our Full Figured Fierce Professional Model of the Month. Can’t wait for you to meet her..

But right now, I want to take the time to show some love to our models who represent Full Figured Fierce with the utmost class, style and grace. We lovingly call them   THE RUNWAY KILLERS

Our First spotlight is on our beautiful Petite Plus Model, Monique Gaines. We first met this Beauty at our very first Full Figured Fierce Anniversary fashion show in March of 2015. She hadn’t thrown her hat onto the runway yet.. but that soon changed. One of our fabulous sponsors were giving away a pair of concert tickets to an upcoming Anthony Hamilton concert. Now, listen, I don’t know too many women who didn’t want to be there. So in true fashion show form, we had a walk off. Well, Ms. Monique was not about to leave that show without those tickets. She gave a strut so fierce that made the audience cheer so loud… that I had to come from backstage to see what was happening. See for yourself…

Yep… THAT HAPPENED. That was me in the black dress going to find out who this queen was who just destroyed my runway. ONE.. somebody needed to pay for the damages.. and TWO I needed her on the team. We recruited her that night. A few weeks later, Monique invested in herself and came to our Walk Like Her Model and Confidence Class. She built her confidence, showed us that WINNING personality, perfected her walk.. and Changed Her Stars. That was just over a year ago. Since then… THIS happened..

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Yep.. she has walked for such designers as Shelia Lee, Blushing Hem, DJ Queendom, Echt Clothing, AJ Bischoff, Willette Prism, Model Haven Boutique, Classic Maven Boutique, and Belk. And not only has she walked for Full Figured Fierce but  Alabama Fashion Week 2016  and Confessions of a Goddess in Orlando Florida hosted by none other than the Queen Cynthia Bailey.

Don’t believe you can change your stars.. think again. Monique is the prime example of what a little hard work, determination and FAITH IN YOURSELF can do. So, Queens.. tell me.. How will you CHANGE “YOUR” STARS?

Check out some of the fabulous photos from Monique’s year…

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Keep your eyes out for this one.. she will SLAY a runway near your VERY SOON..

Photo Credits: Thomas Colvin, Mister Al’s Photography

 

Full Figured Fierce : Fierce Face of the Month

CONTEST TIME:
Fierce Face of the Month Sponsored by WALK Like HER Model and Confidence Class and The Runway Killers
We are now taking submissions for the August 2016 Fierce Face of the Month.
We will take submissions ( HALF to FULL BODY PHOTOS) until July 24, 2016. The Contest will begin Monday, July 25, 2016.
Here are the RULES:
1. You MUST LIKE Full Figured Fierce on Facebook
2. (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY) EMAIL *ONE* photo to submissions.fullfiguredfierce@gmail.com
ATT: FIERCE FACE AUGUST ( in the subject)
Please make sure you add the word submissions and the period before fullfiguredfierce@gmail.com
We will not take submissions from any other email.
Multiple photos will be disqualified. NO COLLAGES!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PICTURES ARE *CLEAR*, NO NUDITY( or implied), or CLUB PHOTOS /GROUP photo etc..
3. Submissions end July 24,2016 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
No photos after that time will be accepted. If you do not receive a confirmation message, your entry has not been received.
4. SHARE YOUR PHOTO ( from the Full Figured Fierce ALBUM ONLY) with your friends once we post it.
‪#‎MOSTLIKESWIN‬
5. Contest lasts from July 24- July 312016
6.Winner will be announced AUG 1