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“Do All Lives Matter?” – Spoken Word Poetry


VLOG: STORYTIME! **REVERSE RACISM** – Riding the Bus in Newark with Red Hair and White Skin


VLOG: FAT and ANOREXIC at the same time??? Being Plus size with Eating Disorders


Beyonce’s VooDou Imagery in “Hold Up” Video is a ‘Middle Finger Up’ to Jay-Z and the Iluminati


After falling into a YouTube blackhole, I decided to try and decode some of the imagery that Beyonce has been working into her videos to subliminally influence the public ever since her “Beyonce” and “Sasha Fierce” gave us all a little bit more reason to point towards crazy conspiracies like the Illuminati, Satanism in the Music industry, and especially Mind control and MK Ultra… which is pretty much why this video and others released simultaneously, were such a hit with conspiracy theorists from day 1.

I will spare you all of details such as the Elevator fight, Blood Sacrifices, etc., and allow you to research that on your own, because I am breaking this video for “Hold Up” down from views from an entirely different culture. I am referring to the Nigerian religion of Yoruba (also practiced in Cuba), Santeria, and Hudu/Vudu (or VooDoo) – which all follow similar traits, including spells, animal sacrifice, etc. Beyonce is clear that her mother is Creole, and she may very well have grown up practicing the rituals of these religions.

The music video for “Formation” was made to push your political buttons, but we all know there was some controversy around Beyonce dropping “Lemonade.” All of Beyonce’s music from 2006 on is manufactured, but it seems she was able to snap out of Jay-Z’s mind control and make this video that HE may not understand. She is finally starting to see her man’s corruption, and is trying to take back the upper hand. I will show and explain to you how she put her hubby in place, via these visuals…

LETS START WITH THE BASICS OF YORUBA

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Very early on we already see livestock and carcass. Animal Sacrifice is a stable in Voodoo, Yoruba, and Santeria sacrifices.

“Everyone has heard of the phrase, “opposites attract”. That is the case in many situations in scenarios. Legend has it that Chango was the king of the Oyo, a great city in West Africa. He had numerous wives, but he was particularly fond of Oshun, the river goddess. Their marriage symbolizes a union of two great basic forces known as the feminine essence and the masculine power…”

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Beyonce, adorned in flowing neutral yellow, represents her Orisha, or, Guardian, “Oshun,” The African Goddess of Love and Sweet Waters.

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Oshun was the “principle” wife of Chango, the god of Fire and lightening, whom she fell in love with at a drum festival, and stayed with him despite his numerous other love affairs wish different Orishas. Oshun is Chango’s Ride or die… but that’s not to say jealousy doesn’t still exist…

 

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Beyonce smashes a SPA window, including a “cash” sign, smooth wigs in the window, and a sign for free Facials…. *ahem* …  maybe he finds “Becky”at the Asian Massage Parlor…

We have all been dying to know who “Becky with the good hair” is… Well.. my calculations here may be way off… but the visuals are telling me that Jay Z likes Trans women.. I get that from Beyonce’s smashing of an inner city “SPA” (usual under cover brothels) that takes cash, featuring pink wigs in the window. The obvious name “Becky” is ebonics for a blowjob. We also see an interracial couple sitting on a bench next to the shop, but… notice this guy is wearing heels?

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When Queen Bey smashes the window of the spa, the fire of Shango comes raging around the corner… and dude… what are those shoes????

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Doesn’t that guy look pretty familiar… I mean the hat, glasses… ya know..

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Beyonce doesn’t look very scared of feeling the wrath of Chango, her husband and the Guardian on fire and lightening.

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In a final F U to Chango (aka Jay-Z), Beyonce smashes the top off of the hydrant andances in the water, not fearing any consequences.

With all of the conspiracy theories surrounding this royalty of the Illuminati, maybe Beyonce is using “Lemonade” to break free from the mind control of the Illuminati and go back to her African and Hatian Roots… Could religion be the nail in the coffin for Jay-Z and Beyonce?

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Hip Hop Workout with Curvy and Curious


CurvyAndCurious.com is showing you that your workout does NOT have to be boring at the gym. Dance is good for the soul and a great way to stay curvy AND fit!

Submit your idea of a FUN workout as a response to our workout inspiration! Let’s spread the word that big girls still got it!

Song: Water Dance – Christ Porter ft. Pitbull

VIDEO BLOG: Bra Fitting, Reviews, and Advice for Plus Size Gals


If you read our articles on Shapewear and Bras, get ready for the FULL CUP of tea to spill! Emilie gives you the scoop on measuring your size, and how to find the best fitting bra for your needs. Watch the Video below and tell send in your feedback and ideas!

Curvy And Curious now launching Plus Size Consignment Etsy Shop!


What I’ve been up to: Time Lapse Photoshoot 


Wondering what I’ve been up to? Building my home studio. I may not model anymore, but here’s a fun little video showing I still got it!

(Photographer: Damian Castro – @ArtContrawww.ArtContra.com)



I Gave Up on Plus Size Modeling because….


I recently posted the following message to the public on my Facebook page before I unpublished the fan page for Curvy and Curious.

If you’ve been deleted off of my friends list, you probably either a) think you have what it takes to be a model but never will be; or b) run or take part of some sort of scam “magazine” or “troupe” catering to plus size models, tricking these girls into thinking they have something.

For years I let people sweet talk me into thinking I had what it takes, only to be looked at as thirsty, being asked to do anything and everything for FREE! I participated in runway shows put together so badly it was EMBARRASSING to even put on my resume, and met people who have called me any and every word referring to “white b***ch” (but only behind my back). I’ve publicized designers that then pass me over when the paid work comes in… Been spoken down to because of my race, and been buttered up by nearly every grimey “businessman” I’ve come across.

What I learned in 2014: DON’T follow your heart. DON’T live broke but do what YOU’RE GOOD AT and what pays the bills! If you’re not getting paid to wear clothes you’re not a model. If you’re over a size 16 you will most likely never be a model. Just freaking deal with it! It’s disgusting seeing women in their 30’s and 40’s spending every penny they have on modeling classes. HAH!

Discover what you’re good at, don’t let other people tell you what you’re good at to make their pockets fatter.

I apologize to my readers for falling off the grid, but I must say I prefer life out of the public eye, as I am now honing my knowledge of the modeling industry by working behind the scenes, building my skills behind the camera as a photographer and videographer.

Though my interest in modeling has faded, I am still a curvy girl in a big world, and plus size modeling has been the hot topic of 2015, with models like Ashley Graham getting an editorial spread in Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, and most notably, the infamously emo, tattooed up size 22 blogger/model we all love, Tess Munster, has been signed to MiLK Management (I can’t even count how many times I’ve submitted to them… *sigh*).
The way I see it, the more that these astonishing bigger beauties are nearly breaking the Internet, the more girls are being fed false hopes of becoming a plus-size model. I came across This article on Ravishly.com the other day which made me feel like I’m not the only realist out there among a sea of wanna-be’s. Let me quote one of my favorite paragraphs from the article:

“But I have to admit something: Tess Holliday’s gorgeous face intimidates me. There is no way, short of wearing countless layers of makeup and spending hours at a salon, adding perfect lighting to every place in the world where I might be present, that I could ever look anything like that. If I aspired to beauty like this, I would forgo a lot of precious time and energy to fall very very short.

When I see Tess boast #effyourbeautystandards, it doesn’t mean what everyone else seems to think it means. She’s a professional model, perfectly coiffed right down to her eyebrows. Slathered in makeup with the doe eyes and pouting mouth. To me, this is a contradiction.”

Well, Tess. This is how #EffYOURbeautystandards:
The Writer: Emilie Alpert Left: NO makeup, hair not done. Right: Editorial Photoshoot (MUA: Christina Morales)

The Writer: Emilie Alpert
Left: NO makeup, hair not done.
Right: Editorial Photoshoot (MUA: Christina Morales)

Every time I go on Facebook I feel like I am being brainwashed to think that the fashion industry is finally accepting plus-size models. Note to world: THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE. The term “Plus-size” is still absolutely taboo when it comes to creditable fashion houses, fellow models, photographers, and designers (with the exception of custom made gowns for celebrities like Gabourey Sidibe, memba that?).
We’ve all read article after article that Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition 2015 will be featuring “plus” model, Ashley Graham and her #CurvesInBikinis movement. Check out the video below… it’s definitely HOT, but…
….How many of you read the fine print?

“SEE OUR AD IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE”

…. and learned that Ms. Graham was hired to shoot an ad campaign for SwimsuitsForAll.com, who then PURCHASED ad space in SIThis means that Sports Illustrated never actually sought out a plus size bikini model, just that one was presented to them and they are following the trend of “thick women” (I.e, Kim Kardashian clan, Amber Rose, etc.) being the center of pop culture. My question is, why didn’t they feature the Fatkini as well????
I have a special project that in the works that will cover how the public feels about size….. This article is certainly TO BE CONTINUED as there is much more debate of what sizes are are acceptable and what is not.
In the mean time, Listen to Nicki Minaj’s new banger, “Only” and tell me what you think of the lyrics….

Curvy Girls To Follow On Instagram


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They are models, designers, bloggers but also know how to combine good business and pleasure, and their Instagram are the proof: this is the profile of the curvy girls to follow.

It starts with the most popular, Gabifresh,  designer of Fatkini, real fetish curvy overseas. A photograph taken on the set like Gabi and in his free time with colleagues, capture moments in a relaxed backstage or her decision to look at an event.

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Gabifresh on Instagram Gabifresh on Instagram

 Stephanie Zwicky, curvy French blogger, like to find the funny side of each day, her Instagram is full of playful images, interesting details, tips about beauty: in short, all those moments that make life less boring.

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Stephanie Zwicky on Instagram Stephanie Zwicky on Instagram

Stephanie Zwicky on Instagram Stephanie Zwicky on Instagram

Margieplus is almost a trademark for that her look that distinguished her from her colleagues:…

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