I have stalked pictures from TCFStyle Expo for a couple of years and this year I decided to have my own pictures. I packed my car and headed to ATL solo for one of the best expos I have ever been to.
If you are like me and are always worried about your weight, confidence, low at times, debating about things you can and can’t wear then you definitely need to be at this Expo. As a blogger, I was going for exposure and building relationships with brands and other bloggers, but I got so much more.
It was so cool being in rooms full of women exuding confidence, seeing them strut down the walkway and hearing them on panels speak so confidently in accepting who they are and how they got there.
I left Atl with my head held a little higher and ready to take on the world and be confident in this size 14/16 body and understanding that it’s okay if I want to change the body I’m in but learning to love it the way it is now.
One of my favorite panels was “Where does Plus Size Fitness Fit in the Industry.” The panelists said a whole word…the conversation went beyond that topic as the panelist shared their struggles with weight loss, how they got to where they are now and so much more. It was a room I was glad to be in.
There are so many bloggers I admire and I knew a lot of them would be there. I was excited to meet them in person, but I was hesitant because I have met bloggers before that I was a fan of and they were rude so I was a little scared to go up to them. But I put my big girl panties on and went up to each. Everyone of them was super nice even shared some words of wisdom.
The expo also brought out some amazing brands, many I would love to work with and fear was trying to kick in but I went up to them, had a chat and passed out my cards. Who knows what, if anything will come from it, but at least I made myself known.
Last weekend was the most fun I’ve had in a while and I’ll definitely be back next year. I am so glad Marie Denee the brains behind the The Curvy Fashionista put this expo together.
I’m not sure if she knows or understands how significant it is for women like me who are trying to grow in all aspects of their life to have a space they can be comfortable in to just be themselves.
When you can look around and see so many people who look like you it’s a great feeling. Thank you Marie for making a girl feel special last weekend.