Black Fashion Bloggers To Follow

Insyze stands with the Black community. As an ally, we want to share black bloggers that inspire us on a daily basis.

This is not a political issue, this is a human issue. As a brand, we want to spread the love and spotlight black plus size bloggers who are definitely worth a follow.

We will be updating this list regularly, so please DM us to let us know some bloggers we are missing! We are always wanting to expand our horizons.

CeCe Olisa @CECEOLISA

CeCe is an OG plus size blogger, youtuber and Co-Founder of The CURVY Con. The Curvy Con "is a three day event that brings plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one space, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy." The CURVY Con is taking place Sept 10-12, 2020 in New York.

CeCe Olisa lives by the words “don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want.” and we totally subscribe to this message and her inspirational outlook.

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Here are three things I do to manage stress: 1.) I wake up early— each morning I sit on my balcony with my journal, a cup of coffee and a blanket watching the sun rise. I like to talk to God and meditate before New York City wakes up 🗽 2.) I keep fresh flowers in my home— this is something I do for myself each week. When I was “brokety-broke-broke” I used to dream about having a nice home with fresh flowers every week. It took YEARS, but here we are. God is good🌹 3.) I accept my limitations— I found someone to clean my apartment while I’m away for my birthday (6/26!). I’ve been embarrassed to admit that I hire help for things like cleaning my apartment, but I’m admitting it today because I don’t want to give you an unrealistic view of what it’s like to be a single woman entrepreneur. I have sooooo much work to do and I really don’t have time to scrub my floors properly (I’ve been feeling like Brandy in Cinderella, doing it myself these past few months— you know what I mean? 😂). As a woman it’s hard to outsource certain tasks but I’ve learned that instead of wishing for a clone of myself I can hire people to do the things that don’t need my personal touch. I can bless another person by giving them paid work. They get to pay their bills, I get a clean house AND am able to use my time in a way that makes more sense for my business and my brand: everyone wins! I’ve learned A LOT of lessons about the value of time lately … increasing my productivity and “finding” more time has led me to a profit-first focus that is AMAZING. Interested in learning more about the tools I use? Join me tomorrow for a FREE, live Masterclass (+ pre-birthday dance party!) Register at www.ceceolisa.com/lab or tap the link in my bio 👑👑👑

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Chante Burkett @CHANTEBURKETT

Chante Burkett launched My Chic Mastermind to inspire others to be the mastermind of their dreams. We love her incredible drive and optimism.

Her platform is used "to educate, prepare, and empower readers to spark conversations around style, entrepreneurship, and being a woman in the modern digital world."

Danni @AMAPOUNDCAKE

Activist, Feminist and content creator, Danni of AmaPoundcake is passionate about promoting positive body image. She will serve you up constant positivity on your feed - definitely worth the follow!

Nicole Moses, @NICOLE__MOSES

Calling all London lovers! Nicole is a model, content creator, advocate for wellness and entrepreneur plus sized gal based in London. She is the CEO of @abodyconfidentyou, which supports & guides you to enhance wellbeing & confidence. You can also find her food blog @nicoleeatsldn on Instagram as well!

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You are getting Fat when are you going to lose weight ? This is a question I am often asked particularly by relatives and others at my church. I tried not to get offended but it annoys me so I react because I have to hear it over and over again. I think the word Fat doesn't upset me but its when it's used with the word weight. How dare you lol Fat is often used to describe a size of a person. A person who may have more fat on their bodies than they are suppose to according to the National Health Service. Stereotypically Fat on a person means that they are obese, overweight, unhealthy and at risk of a range of health issues Attempts have been made to claim the word to describe Fat as a thing you have rather than something you are called. For example, Cake you eat it but can't become Cake. You all know the scenario I have always said that I would never take pictures like this being this "Fat person" or person with too much Fat. Why because was I scared of being, laughed at, judged and harrassed because of my size. It was the reality that I have love handles, cellulit, dimples, bingo wings and whatever you want you call it. Taking part in the @perfectlyimperfectcampaign reminded me that I came into this industry lacking confidence in myself because of my size back in 2015. Now we are in 2020 and I am bigger, wiser and fully of knowledge. I have more confidence than ever before but I know I have set backs. Despite this right now I love myself, I have those that love me how I am. I know that I have overcome so much when it comes to body image and therefore I should be able to take bigger leaps of faith to step out of my comfort zone Afterall, I created @abodyconfidentyou to encourage body confidence and self love. So when I hear the word Fat and Weight in the same sentence I should remember who I am and what I stand for. I'm not going to everyones cup of tea nor will I be there version of perfection I will do me at whatever size I am. I will continue to believe in myself and overcome my fears because one is an ongoing goal and two you never know whose watching I would like you all to do the same Outfit @missguided (gifted/Ad) #babesofmissguided

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Thamarr, @MUSINGSOFACURVYLADY

Thamarr (with a hard "T!") started her blog Musings of a Curvy Lady in October 2012 as a "personal way to rebel against the rules of fashion and society by doing something radical and revolutionary: loving myself and the body that I have and styling it well."

It has blown up into everything she initially wanted and more! Her Instagram is an amazing spot for fashion ideas, content inspo and interior design tips - her apartment is AMAZING.

Courtney Quinn, @COLORMECOURTNEY

Color Queen Courtney! Need a bright light in your day? Look no further than Courtney's Instagram.

Courtney's Instagram features a wide variety of colors and style in her plus size wardrobe that will surely inspire you to color up your looks. Her bio states, "curls, curves & confidence," which is exactly what you'll get if you follow her.

Dolores, @DOLORESRENEE

Dolores is serving up daily outfit shots from Chicago. She is a lover of colors and dresses, so we highly recommend looking at her IG if you want to know where to shop!

Naomi, NAOMI.CURVE

London based blogger has all the plus size fashion inspo you'll need. From bikinis to sweatsuits, Naomi will inspire you to feel and look your best at all times!

Jezra Matthews, @JEZRA_M

Plus size model, advocate for women, fashion blogger and entrepreneur Jezra has it ALL on her Instagram.

She created Pure Body Love to promote women all around the world, we highly recommend checking out both her personal IG and her business IG!

Sierra Holmes, @ECLECTICKURVES

Plus size blogger and Mom of two, Sierra created a blog to "showcase women of all sizes, colors and background. Being eclectic is not only cool, it's necessary."

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🛑TW: Racial Intolerance/Violence Honestly, I wish I felt as good today as I did the day I took this photo, but I'm hurting. We'll return to our regular upbeat vibes soon enough, but I just had to share my ❤. . . . As a black woman, I have had threats made against my life. I have been passed up for promotional opportunities at work because I've been perceived as a threat, and I've had too many encounters than I'd like to recall of people judging my choice of husband...simply because our skin tones aren't the same. Honestly, when is the last time you went to the grocery and had people STARING YOU DOWN as you shopped for oranges? Can you even imagine being under such surveillance? It happens to us all the time. . . . When I was in the 12th grade, a white classmate told me she couldn't believe I had gotten accepted to the college of my choice before she had heard back. She actually formed her lips to say, "I can't believe you got into a school before me." I had a 3.2 GPA, applied and got in...that's how? . . . Making assumptions and questioning my intelligence and life choices is BEYOND tiring, but I'm still breathing...and many of my black brothers and sisters are no longer with us to say the same. All because of the color of their skin. Men like #GeorgeFloyd and the young man in my hometown who livestreamed his own murder and was gunned down 2 streets over from where I grew up a couple of weeks ago. You know what keeps me up at night from that livestream? The silence. In a second a man's life was taken...and the video stream went silent. I'll never forget that. #ICantBreathe . . . Here's a promise I will make you. If you are reading this right now and it's stirring up feelings you need to talk about, I'm open to that as long as you understand moving forward together is the only option. We are stronger together. . . . For my non-black friends who have been allies that honestly make me tear up at night, thank you. Keep fighting for US... for me...for my children. . . . It's a hard pill to swallow that in 2020, who you are on the inside is still dismissed because of what you look like on the outside...but here we are. #BlackLivesMatter

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DeJené Marie, @DEEMARIENOIR

YouTuber and Instagram Blogger DeJené serves up daily outfit inspiration at everyday prices. You can check out her YouTube Channel to sneak a peek into her personal life!

Makeda, @GLAMAZONDIARIES

For the bright and bold, we HIGHLY recommend checking out Makeda! She rocks dresses on the daily with accessories to match.

Her style unmatched, but she is a style curator for every body and can offer inspiration to spice up your wardrobe!

Vivian Sinya, @VIVIANSINYA

Vivian is "here to break standards & spread good vibes."

She is someone you naturally want to embody - she speaks the truth and helps motivate others. \When we interviewed her in our Insyze Spotlight, she shared, "When I am feeling low in confidence I go where any woman should go. I go to the Queen B! Beyoncé can make you feel like the woman you are just by listening to her music or watching her documentaries."

Jazmine Boutte, @JDSERIES

Whether you're looking for the next brunch spot or the outfit you'll be wearing, Jazmine has an answer. Her NOLA based lifestyle and plus size fashion blog goes beyond her Instagram and is definitely worth checking out!

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Table for 1 please...practicing social distancing.

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Kellie Brown, @ITSMEKELLIEB

Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Blogger, Consultant, Creator... it is probably easier to name things Kellie is not! With all of the above titles, Kellie is a hardworking, inspiring business women who somehow manages to share the behind the scenes with her followers.

Katrina Rollins, @GLOBALMIDWIFE

We have recently come to know Katrina better. We chose to partner with her for a giveaway because her Instagram and blog is an inclusive, body positive platform.

On her blog she writes, "As I navigate a new decade (hello 30!), I now feel more like myself than ever before. This blog is my creative outlet to express my passions and motivate other curvy women to live life NOW instead of waiting to fit false societal beauty standards. I am a huge advocate for body positivity, women empowerment, and health education. Allow me to take you on my journey of bashing stereotypes."

You won't regret hitting that follow!

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I’m tired. Emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually tired. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been tired from birth before I could even consciously realize that trauma was flowing through my DNA. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve been tired from when I was 8 and one of the girls in my all white ballet school told me I couldn’t look at her because I was “different.” ⁣ ⁣ Attending predominantly black elementary and middle schools were comforting, but then I was tired when I was excluded from study groups in my predominantly white high school. That was my first experience failing a test.⁣ ⁣ I was tired when I had the highest gpa in my graduating class, but a classmate reminded me that the white girl with the second highest gpa was going to a more prestigious college than me. Even when you’re literally better, it’s not quite good enough. ⁣ ⁣ I was tired when teachers looked down on me in both undergrad and grad school and one of my preceptors told me they wouldn’t hire me because I didn’t “fit in with the community.”⁣ ⁣ I was tired when I watched black co-workers at all levels constantly be disrespected and treated unfairly while toxic, yet white co-workers never had an issue.⁣ ⁣ I was tired when I was called the N-word by a group of lighter skin Africans (the irony).⁣ ⁣ I’m tired with black women dying more often in birth, black men being incarcerated more often, and black children lacking the resources they need to thrive. ⁣ ⁣ I’m just tired. I appreciate all the allies I see on my timeline, resources, and calls for donations, but to be honest, I just don’t see how we can undo CENTURIES of oppression and fix the economic and health inequalities in this country, no world. ⁣ ⁣ A police car can’t ride behind me without my heart beating fast. I worry for my husband, family, and friends. I worry for myself. ⁣ ⁣ It’s traumatizing trying to survive in a world that hates me. Stop killing us whether by violence or systematic racism that destroys our mental health. We are tired.

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Nikki Free, @IAMNIKKIFREE

Influencer, Writer, Plus Style Expert, Web Series Host, who says women can't do it all?!

Do yourself a favor and follow along with Nikki if you are every feeling in a fashion, inspirational or any type of rut. She is inspiring, powerful and passionate!

The plus size fashion community thrives off of black women and men. We must not forget that when it comes to times that are harder to talk about than the latest fashion trend.

The list of black bloggers to follow is endless, which is why this blog post will be as well. We will continue to add to this daily, weekly, monthly.

Please share bloggers you believe we should highlight by sending us a DM.

BLACK LIVES MATTER.