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Stephanie Penn
Stephanie Penn is an editor, philanthropist and blogger who loves to stay busy.

Stephanie is the editor-in-chief of, a website that celebrates and inspires plus size women.

A proud advocate for the empowerment of women and children, Stephanie is the executive producer of the ‘Celebrate Detroit Youth Festival’ held in Detroit, Michigan. The CDY Festival is an event that excites kids as they prepare to head back to school each year.

She is also the co-producer of the Detroit edition of the International Fuller Woman Expo & president and co-founder of Pretty Girl Project whose mission is to celebrate internal and external beauty of girls in her hometown, Detroit, Michigan.

Although Stephanie wears many hats, she's willing and ready to discuss various topics. If there is a subject or topic you want her to explore, email her at

Entries by Stephanie Penn

5 Of The Most Popular Plus Size Models

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 5:11 PM

In the plus size community, no one is more popular than plus size models so when it was time to make their year end list of popular plus size models, asked their readers to chime in.

Below are 5 of the most popular working plus size models...

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Celebrate the Dream: 5 Songs Inspired By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 11:42 AM


To some, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was known as a pastor, humanitarian and activist but it's his role as a leader in the civil rights movement that deems him worthy of being celebrated.

Since 1986, we've celebrated his legacy by honoring him...

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Just My Size Survey Reveals That Plus-Size Women Are Confident

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 12:26 PM

As a young girl, if you had told me that I would grow up to be a young woman who doubted myself, lacked confidence and had days where I didn't feel pretty -- I would've called you a liar.

I've always been a plus-size woman. Before I was a...

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Permission to Love Again

(5) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 3:41 PM

I've been separated for over three years now, divorced for almost two, and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of everything that transpired. Initially, I didn't know what went wrong. I didn't know who was to blame and I was just hurt and angry.

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Rapper Big Sean Celebrates 25th Birthday With Friends

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:08 PM

Monday night, Detroit, Michigan-born rapper Big Sean celebrated his 25th birthday with friends. Over 100 people joined him for a surprise dinner party in Beverly Hills hosted by Remy Martin V. Guests joining in on the surprise included Common, Wiz Khalifa, Naya Rivera and Jhene Aiko.


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Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Business Of Supporting Your Spouse

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 7:17 PM

Venturing out and starting a business has got to be one of the most terrifying experiences ever. Not only are you taking a risk in hopes that people will be receptive to your product and eventually become customers, but you're also turning your dreams into a reality which ultimately involves...

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Local Debutante Ball Promotes Health, Beauty & Self-Esteem

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 4:15 PM

Last month, Full & Fabulous Organization hosted, "A Rose Is Still A Rose" debutante ball, presenting 13 metro Detroit girls as poised young women with a renewed sense of self-esteem. I attended the event on behalf of my online magazine geared toward plus size women, Daily...

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Plus-Size Model Walks Nude During Berlin Fashion Week

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM

For years, major retailers and high end designers have denied plus-size women access to equal opportunities as it relates to fashion. Since my days of shopping only at Lane Bryant and Fashion Bug, we've come a long way but we still have more barriers to break, noise to make and...

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Fatherly Advice: 5 Things That My Dad Taught Me

(8) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 11:24 AM


Many of you may not know it but.......

I Am A Daddy's Girl!

Every memory embedded in my brain as a child has my father's presence all over it -- and I wouldn't have it any other way.

My father passed away in 1997,...

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Full-Figured Fashion Week Celebrates Women with Curves

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 11:22 AM

Every year since 2009, plus size women from various places in the world gather in New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week™ (FFFweek). Regarded as an event focused on plus size fashion, FFFweek serves as more than just an introduction to the plus size fashion world. Although...

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Fashionable Best Friend: HelloStyle's 'Big Girl In A Skinny World'

(4) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 11:17 AM

I'm very vocal about my fashion sense or lack thereof. I don't have a problem putting matching separates together to make a complete outfit, nor do I have an issue with determining what I like or don't like. My issue (when it comes to fashion) is trying to stay with...

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Retirement Realities for Women

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 10:04 AM

During the day I work for a collections agency and I come in contact with a number of people who have been negatively affected by our countries unemployment rate, foreclosure of homes and healthcare system. I try not to pry too much so the circumstances that led to their financial...

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Life After Divorce: I Pledge the Following

(3) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 12:31 PM

It's been approximately two years since I walked away from my marriage and the circumstances surrounding my separation and eventual divorce still bothers me. Can you imagine spending the last 10+ years with the same guy only for him to choose a life filled with uncompromising situations over you? Well...

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It's Bigger Than Plus-Size Fashion

(7) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 5:40 PM

The word 'obsession' is met with positive and negative responses. If you're accusing someone of being obsessed over something or someone, they will probably give you a loaded response rebutting your claim. However if they are the one referring to themselves as being obsessed, it's viewed in a positive way...

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There Isn't Anything Wrong With Our Bodies

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 4:15 PM

In the article "Plus Size Bodies, What Is Wrong With Them Anyway?," PLUS Model Magazine Editor-In-Chief Madeline Figueroa Jones posed a very valid question accompanied with some very thought provoking statistics and ways that consumers can change the current state of plus size fashion and the lack of...

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