WHY DID YOU START BIG CURVY LOVE?
I went on a holiday to LA and was surprised at the positive attention I got from men. This NEVER happened to me in Australia. I was at a bar in Hollywood and a man crossed the room and said “I think you are so beautiful and I couldn’t let you leave the bar without telling you.” His eyes told me he meant it. This is the first time I believed that anyone could be attracted to me. That moment changed how I saw myself and my life. I’ll forever be grateful to him for showing myself to me through his eyes. I no longer avoid situations because I’m a big girl. I own it. If someone thinks less of me because of my weight it’s their problem. I started Big Curvy Love so you can change your life like I did with mine.
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
I want you to feel good about yourself and live your life to the fullest right now regardless of how much you weigh. If you want to lose weight. Great. If you are happy where you are right now. Great. I’m sharing this with you so you don’t waste 20 years like I did trying to get to a magic number of size where you think you will be happy. Don’t wait to start your amazing life. Do it now.
HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN BIG?
Yes, I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life and always thought I was fat and ugly. I always aimed to get myself to a size 10 which at the time I thought would mean I was beautiful and desirable. I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for years and would lose 30kg/60lbs at a time and gain it back. Now I’m a size 22. I may get bigger I may get smaller but I can tell you that TODAY I am having a great life and I’m not putting it off.
DO YOU HATE SKINNY WOMEN?
No. Some of my best friends are skinny! I’ll never put down any body type. We all work with what we are given. It’s a cliche but ‘beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes’ why hate someone just because they’re not the same as you? We are Big Curvy LOVE! No matter what body you have most people have issues and you never know what a negative comment about someone can do to them. Love your body!
AREN’T YOU PROMOTING AN UNHEALTHY BODY IMAGE AND OBESITY?
No. I’m not saying what is healthy and what is not. If you want to lose weight. Great. If you are happy at your weight right now. Great. My aim is to help women struggling with their body image. My message is: Love your body as it is right now and live the best life you can.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR DATES?
When I’m in the USA they usually find me! However, in Australia I find online dating to be easier. I tend to use plus-size websites because I know the men are open to big girls.
I’m happy to answer any other questions you have here