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  • 00:33

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Alex Clermont

    in Entertainment

    Alex Clermont is a writer born and raised in New York City where he received his BA in English creative writing from Hunter College. Clermont has been a contributing writer to AllHipHop.com, Beyond Race Magazine, Turntable Magazine, and several other publications covering and interviewing independent artists and musicians.


    Clermont's fiction has appeared in the anthologies The Bodega Monthly and Every Second Sunday—a collection by authors from around the world. He has also appeared in the online literary journal Foliate Oak, The Other Herald and several other print and online publications.


    Clermont's the author of the independently published, Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely. He has also self-published a short story titled, Missing Rib, which features a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.


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    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a body positive advocate, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. She is a columnist for four publications, and a plus-size lifestyle and publishing industry blogger. Cuttino is the author of Love & Happiness, Love Is Blind, and Me & Mrs. Jones, an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is also co-author of the erotica anthology, Zane Presents… Cougar Cocktales, under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.


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  • 01:12

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Sylvia Browder

    in Motivation

    Sylvia Browder is CEO of Browder Consulting Group and provides consulting in business development and expansion, online and offline marketing support, website design, strategic planning and more. She is founder of 'National Association Women on the Rise,' an association that provides professional and personal resources for aspiring and established women entrepreneurs and authors. She is publisher of 'Sylvia Browder's Blog for Women' and has co-authored three anthologies.


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    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 lifestyle 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 March 2016. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.

  • 01:02

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Taylor Fulks

    in Motivation

    Taylor Evan Fulks is a native Texan who moved years ago to southern Ohio. She is a wife, a mother of two daughters, and is a CRNFA~Certified RN First Assistant specializing in Open Heart Surgery. Always an avid story-teller, Taylor decided to put her pad and pen where her mouth is. "My Prison Without Bars" is her debut novel. Her writing genre of choice is mystery/romance. Even though her debut novel doesn't fall into that category, she felt compelled to start with this one, find peace, and put it on the shelf.


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    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 lifestyle 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 March 2016. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.

  • 01:59

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Melissa Holmes

    in Motivation

    Melissa Holmes was 25 yrs old when she met her first abuser....they dated, everything was perfect for 5 yrs, She had his first and only son, he proposed, and she said YES. They married on March 21, 1998 and 2 years after they married things started going downhill. He became obsessive and possessive. The arguing began, the stalking, disrespect and physical abuse started. He started threatening he was gonna have her killed. I will let Melissa relay the rest of her story, as we discuss why love shouldn’t hurt.


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    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 lifestyle 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 March 2016. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.

  • 01:00

    The My Big Girl Panties Show: Teach Me How To Love

    in Relationships

    Abiola Abrams is an award-winning advice columnist, transformational speaker, and certified life coach. As the Midwife for Your Inspired Life, she helps you tap into your purpose and give birth to your calling. Her specialty is inspiring Big Vision Women with soul care and sacred strategy to: look fear in the face, stop playing small, and step into greatness. Abiola’s Hear Me Roar Process is a 9-step mind-body-spirit approach to manifesting personal power for her “spiritpreneurs.”


    Abiola is the author of “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love” and the upcoming “Sacred Bombshell Business Bible.” The Essence advice columnist also gives advice on sites like Match.com and can been seen spreading her gospel of divine feminine power on TV networks from the Discovery Channel and MTV to the BBC.


    As a women’s lifestyle journalist, Abiola hosted shows for networks like BET and is currently the creator of inspirational products such as her Self-Love Meditations Album and African Goddess Affirmation Cards. Her online empowerment programs help women to answer and rock their callings, by turning self-love to self-launch. Abiola Abrams has a Bachelor’s Degree from Sarah Lawrence where she studied in sociology and writing, a Master’s Degree from Vermont College, and a coaching certification from American University of NLP. She is the founder of the women’s empowerment blog and web series AbiolaTV.com and the podcast Spiritpreneur School.

  • 00:57

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Giselle Wallace

    in Motivation

     


    I recently ran a Share Your Story Contest with publisher and NY Times Bestselling author J.L. King. King wanted entrants to write a one-page essay entitled To Thine Own Self Be True, explaining why it’s important to be true to yourself. Of all the entries received, this young woman’s story was inspiring.


    Giselle Wallace is here to share her story with us, and help us gain a better understanding of why you should be true to yourself.


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    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 lifestyle 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 March 2016. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.

  • 00:45

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Ocipare "Key" McKinley

    in Motivation

    Key McKinley is the National Executive Director of the U.S. and International All World Beauties Pageant, LLC and Owner of Paré Boutique. McKinley is originally from Hartford, Connecticut and she is a proven multi-talented performer, producer, director, choreographer and small business owner.  For over 39 years, she has performed in various productions around the country and is the first national titleholder who championed the cause of autism as U.S. United Queen of Queens 2011.


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    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 lifestyle 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 March 2016. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.

  • 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.

  • 00:45

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Tiss Devane

    in Books

    Tiss Devane has been a freelance writer for over a decade. She has written and published various online relationship articles, as well as contributing print articles for Being Single magazine.  Devane says “this experience along with my occasional after hour stumble upon hiked up skirts and dangling belted trousers in my many years as an Office Manager has given me a unique and humorous insight into the widely seductive world of romance, particularly in the office.” Devane’s other literary works range from political commentary to poetry. She is also the owner of an online Zazzle store, Mahoganygear.com, which sells everyday items bearing inspirational messages.


    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. You can contact and read more about her at MichelleCuttino.com. 

  • 01:01

    The My Big Girl Panties Show with Terry E. Hill

    in Entertainment

    Terry E Hill has worked in the social services industry for over 25 years. A native of Southern California, he attended Cal State Los Angeles. After completing college, Hill was employed as Associate Executive Director for a non-profit agency in Santa Monica, California serving the homeless and battered women with children.


    Terry is the author of the three successful novels of the Sunday Morning Trilogy. The first book, Come Sunday Morning was released in January 2012 and selected as number 3 of 5 best fiction books of 2012 by the Sankofa literary Society. When Sunday Comes Again was released in the Summer of 2012 and made the AALBC (African American Literary Book Club) Urban Fiction Best Seller List and The Last Sunday, released in 2013 made the Black Expressions Best Sellers List.


    The Sunday Morning trilogy has been acquired by more than 10,000 libraries in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand and have developed a significant and very loyal audience who eagerly await each new release. They have been selected as best books of the month and year by book stores and book clubs throughout the U.S. June 2015, Urban Books released Come Sunday Morning Saga. His fourth novel, The Committee, was released with much acclaim in December 2015.


    Elev8.com, an online property of Hello Beautiful, profiled the author as the next E. Lynn Harris for his story telling. He and his writings have been featured on BET.com’s monthly YOU GOTTA HAVE IT column, Crème Magazine, Elev8/Hello Beautiful, Black Literature Magazine and The Literary Network. While Hill’s writings are works of fiction they continuously stir conversation on important topics nationwide.

  • 01:01

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Randall Barnes & Zach Tate Pre-Show

    in Books

    Our special pre-show will showcase Zach Tate. Zach Tate is the critically-acclaimed, #1 best-selling author of the classic novels, No Way Out, Lost and Turned Out, and Johnny Hustle. Tate is known as the "Ghostwriter's Ghostwriter" for his ability to create authors who are living legends from his words and epic storytelling. With Gambling with Hearts, Tate is back with a healthy dose of authentic storytelling complete with everything his loyal readers have come to expect from him. Born in Bronx, New York, and raised by the hard knocks of life, he's reemerging with a mission to bring back quality stories full of substance. A writer of screen and stage plays, poetry, songs, novels, and television shows, Zach wears the crown of “King of Fiction” proudly. Tate is building a legacy, enjoying the fellowship of his readers, and working on the next big thing.


    Randall Phillip-Green Barnes is an eighteen-year old author, internet radio personality, public speaker and peer mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA. His first novel The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson, a Young Adult Fiction Book, has garnered over 53,000 reads on Wattpad.com and achieved universal acclaim in other arenas. Barnes writes for the popular news website Urban Intellectuals, the relationship blog, Courting Her, and the literary blog Straight, No Chaser. Barnes is also the author of the eShort Riverview High: Circumstances. Barnes is a recent graduate of William S. Hutchings College & Career Academy. Barnes won first place in the FBLA Region 5 Public Speaking Competition in January of 2013. He's currently a freshman at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA, and is majoring in Middle Grade Education.