When I moved to New York City from California, I quickly noticed that as a plus size girl I was having a slightly different experience than my skinny friends. From dating, to finding wide calf boots, to job hunting things were different for me and I needed a place to sort through my own feelings of body insecurity and my constant quest to express myself with fashion. So, in 2008, as a hobby, I created this blog where I discuss fashion, fitness, dating and life from a plus size and body positive perspective.
From the beginning, I’ve had passionate and insightful readers who have come along with me on my journey. As my audience has grown, I’ve been super humbled to have worked with an awesome list of brand partners including: LOFT, Olay, Secret Deodorant, Lane Bryant, Always, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Amazon, Shea Moisture, e-Harmony, Match.com, Forever21 and so many more.
I’ve also been able to create brands of my own, in 2015 I co-founded theCURVYcon with my business partner and fellow blogger Chastity Garner. Our continually sold-out convention has been sponsored by brands like Target, StyleWatch Magazine, JC Penney, Carol’s Daughter, ASOS, Rachel Roy and Dia&Co.
I love telling stories through my photos, videos and writing. I can’t wait to continue sharing my personal and professional evolution with you here. Please reach out to me with advice questions, comments, or just a simple hello!
Named one of the “Top 10 New York Fashion Bloggers” by WhoWhatWear and a “person who proves you can be fit at any size” by MTV.com, CeCe Olisa is a Lifestyle Blogger and Co-Founder of theCURVYcon, a convention celebrating body positivity and plus size fashion during New York Fashion Week. CeCe creates wildly popular plus size workout videos on her YouTube channel and encourages women to workout because they love their bodies, not because they hate their bodies. CeCe Olisa has appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, The Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Refinery29 and more. She adheres to her motto, “Don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want.”