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  • 01:00

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Benita Tyler and BrendaEatsLV

    in Self Help

    Benita Tyler grew up in San Diego, California where she attended San Diego State University. Throughout her life she realized there was a common denominator between the love she had for children and her desire to help others. She raised six children, and has helped many fallen angels throughout her life’s journey. When she turned fifty she had an epiphany! She realized she was a broken woman who spent the better part of her life wandering aimlessly around trying to find the root cause of her despair. She began to place her thoughts on paper and was able to face her demons. Out of that self-analysis her memoir Addicted to Dysfunction: Released to Live Life Out Loud was born. This led to a passionate writing career and desire to become a life coach. Her second book Put Up or Get Shut Down tells the epic tale of “Salty Dog” her husband’s alter ego who takes you on a journey into the urban motorcycle world.


    After finding a comfortable place among her peer as a writer she took the next step and penned her first novel Wayward Sisters, an intriguing story about three women whose lives are intertwined by their good and bad choices. They confront their demons by trial and error and eventually live the victorious lives they dreamt about. She has been featured on many internet radio shows and is available for public speaking events. She currently lives in Kokomo, Indiana with her husband and young daughter. 


    ****We will also host @BrendaEatsLV and learn more about Brenda. See the book blog for yourself at www.eatinglasvegas.me.

  • 00:58

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Khari Toure

    in Motivation

    Born and raised in Oakland, California, Khari first began writing poetry as a young child while living in foster homes. He transitioned from poet to spoken word artist in 2006, and won several poetry slams for his performances. In 2006, he went on to publish a poetry book, release a spoken word mixtape, and performed at some of the top spoken word venues in the country, including Spoken Soul Sessions in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival, Nuyorican Poets Café in New York, Soul Cypher in Oakland and Cafe Nuba in Denver. In 2010, Khari released his first official album, Victory, fusing spoken word, neo-soul, jazz, gospel and hip hop. In 2014, Khari released his sophomore spoken word album, Through Thick and Thin, as well as his book, Curvy and Confident, which is a self-empowerment guide for women to help them overcome low self-confidence, negative body image, and insecurities. Khari is also the creator of the "Curvy and Confident" page on Facebook which has over half a million followers.

  • 01:02

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Sylvia Wilson

    in Motivation

    Sylvia “SylkyDiva” Wilson was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. She has performed in a variety of venues— from outdoor and indoor festivals to concert halls including the world famous Apollo Theater with the Alabama State University Choir, and became the opening act for the S.O.S Band, Rough Endz, and Roger Troutman and Zapp. She also landed theatrical roles as “Effie” in DreamGirls and “Evillene” in The Wiz.


    While auditioning for a lead role, she was informed that her voluptuous figure and mocha-colored skin did not line up with the vision for the character and she was advised to lose weight and lighten her skin in order to be considered for the role. In 2007, she decided to showcase her personal experience in her debut theatrical production, “Plus Size Divas The Musical”.


    Then in 2011, “Plus Size Divas The Movie” was birthed. In addition to performing, Sylky is an educator with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Music Education. She is The CEO/Founder of SylkySmoove Entertainment and SylkySoul For The Enrichment Of The Mind, Body & Spirit. Both organizations promote and provide services that focus on empowerment, motivation, size-acceptance and uplifting those that are not considered “the norm” in today’s society.
     

  • 01:01

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Special Guest J'son M. Lee

    in Motivation

    Michelle "Big Body" Cuttino and Stephanie "Big Sexy" Adkins bring you The My Big Girl Panties Show. A Show dedicated to embracing, enlightening and empowering the plus-size population. 


    Our spotlight guest is J'son M. Lee. J'son M. Lee is the Owner & President of Sweet Georgia Press, a multi-dynamic publishing and editing firm based in Baltimore, MD.  He was born in Lewiston, NC, and resides in Baltimore, MD, where he enjoys a fulfilling, yet busy life that includes managing commercial properties, writing books, editing, food and entertainment, and spending time with loved ones. Lee is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a multiple award-winning author who creates works that challenge the notion of normalcy. Lee is also a writer and celebrity interviewer at Proud Times Magazine in Spokane, WA, and host of a monthly BlogTalkRadio show, A Different Kind of Love.

  • 00:28

    Bougie Girl Life: Creating Space For A Relationship

    in Motivation

    Join the Bougie Girl as she discusses creating space for a relationship.

  • 00:58

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Special Guest Nah'Sun

    in Motivation

    Michelle "Big Body" Cuttino and Stephanie "Big Sexy" Adkins bring you The My Big Girl Panties Show. A Show dedicated to embracing, enlightening and empowering the plus-size population. 


    Nah’Sun means “the shine through negativity.” Nah’Sun’s early childhood writing experiences led him to major in Journalism and minor in English. He would later graduate with a degree in the Bachelor of Arts and set his eyes on the publishing business. Years of cultivating his literary talent led him to publish his first novel in 2009. Nah’Sun’s attraction to full figured women led him to pen the drama/erotic novel, Thick When The Chances are Slim. We are happy to have our first male guest, and in the New Year, one who has a penchant for us curvy women. In his words, we are about to feel the blaze, a Nah’Sun blaze.

  • 00:44

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and M'Hogany

    in Books

    M’Hogany is a singer, songwriter, arranger, and former US Soldier. As a child, she was teased for her dark skin complexion. Her mother soothed her by telling her she was not black, she was mahogany—thus the namesake was born. Between the ages of 8 and 12, she began reciting original poems, but never wrote anything down. She was approached to have her poetry published, but her mother declined the offer. Two weeks prior to her grandmother’s death, M’Hogany had a vision to dedicate her completed novel to her. In the wake of her passing, she decided to incorporate her grandmother’s legacy into her writing. Her grandmother was not only the first lady of her church, but she was the head musician. “I had to continue on this journey my granny knew I started. I was named after her because I looked like her, so I feel I have to let her legacy live through me,” M'Hogany said. M’Hogany has also contributed to the Literary Lounge magazine created by Tracie Holmes.  “I write the stories that life sings,” M'Hogany said.

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  • 00:23

    Bougie Girl Life: Rockin' Your Life Path!

    in Motivation

    Join the Bougie Girl as she discusses rockin' your life path.

  • 00:11

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Doris H. Dancy

    in Books

    Doris H. Dancy is an accomplished and award-winning educator, writer, speaker, playwright, novelist, and member of the Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.   She received her BA degree in English and Spanish Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, and her MA degree in English Education from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.  Throughout her career, Dancy served as an English teacher, high school English Department chairperson, English Teacher Specialist, and Supervisor of English K-12 for Hampton City Public Schools.

    After retirement, Dancy started her own writing consulting business, Pen To Paper Writing Consulting, LLC, which provides a consulting and editing service for school district staff development and other freelance writers.  In 2013, Dancy devoted a year to penning her first novel, Jagged Edges, a Christian Romance and has recently placed as finalist in the International Book Awards contest. She has released the sequel in this “Redemptive Love Series,” titled Shattered Pieces. 


    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a freelance writer, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is the President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. Cuttino is a plus-size blogger, covering topics that affect full-figured women, and also blogs about publishing advice and industry events.  Cuttino is the author of “Love & Happiness” and “Me & Mrs. Jones,” an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is part of an erotica anthology under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint releasing late 2015. Cuttino’s personal mission is to embrace, enlighten, and empower women—principally plus-size women, but her message is for everyone.

  • 00:46

    Exposure and Campaigns by The IT Girl

    in Women

    The It Girl aka Adria Williams will give you tools to elevate your Facebook page into a Google hangout and gain exposure for your campaigns. The It Girl will walk us through her 3 steps to campaign exposure success. Don't miss your chance to elevate your next campaign or product launch!


     

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