Last year was the first Curves Rock Weekend in Baltimore, MD, and because my grandma taught me, "If you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say nothing at all", I said very little about the event. But I am a realist. Doing anything on this scale is difficult, but getting plus size women to partake in things (because it is a specific demographic) is even more difficult. So I have faith in Tykesha Reed and Chanell Jones, plus size models and organizers of this fashion weekend, to actually pull off a great event, and I am rooting for them! This year, it seems like they have added even more "starpower" to their events:
Tionna Smalls (of VHI's "What Chili Wants")
Liris Crosse (Plus-Size Supermodel and Baltimore Native)
and a host of other plus-size "celebrities"
Now I for one know that celebrities do not speak to the quality of an event, but I can acknowledge that they garner more attention from participants, sponsors, and media. I will be participating in the events this weekend as I will be covering the events for the blog, but I encourage those that can, to come out and show your support. Remember, if the "straight-size" fashion community wont create a space for us, we need to create our own space. See you there...