My name is Camila and if you’re on this page you might be wondering what Live Life Big is all about.
Simply put…there’s a movement happening and I couldn’t be happier about it!
Body positivity, fat acceptance, highlighting bigger bodies- whatever you call it, I think it’s a great thing for people.
Because at the end of the day, that’s what this all about. Accepting people for who they are. This site all about sharing my voice. I can’t say it’s always consistent but it’s more about just putting myself out there.
What started as a way to answer curious questions from the skinny side of the aisle has also become a source of product reviews for big, talk, and fat folks.
I’ve been plus-sized, big, or whatever else you want to call it all my life. The sad reality is, most products aren’t made for bigger folks.
On top of that, my hubby is a 6′ 8″ mountain of a man who’s always had a hard time finding the right products for his big body.
Together, we want to help everyone learn more about fat-friendly lifestyles while finding products that make sense for their body.
Why Should You Care About Our Reviews?
You’ll notice that we review a lot of products with a big focus on clothing.
I know how hard it is to find clothing that actually fits and I’m passionate about helping plus size people look better, feel better, and just be comfortable in their clothing!
However, that’s not the only thing we write about and along with my husband, we cover everything from air mattresses and jeans to swim shirts and belts.
So why should you trust us?
I’ve been a fashion writer (with a focus on plus size lines) and product tester (with a focus on clothing) for almost a decade and you can check me out on LinkedIn. I’ve also been featured on several publications as a commentator on plus-size fashion and you can see me featured in a piece from In The Know about 2000s fashion and fatphobia.
In short, I’ve been part of the fat fashion world for a long time, and growing up as a plus-size woman I feel like I’ve been part of it for much longer than my resume even suggests!
I actually test the products, which usually means wearing them, and when I’m not able to do that I reach out to my network to find out what products actually work for big people and which ones are just duds.
Welcome To The New Normal
I’ve used the word “plus size” quite a bit but there’s plenty of debate around what that actually means. After all, the modern average woman would now be considered plus size but old standards.
So what does that mean?
It means that being big is now almost the new normal which is why we write about a variety of topics outside of reviewing products. That includes how to find the best seat on a plane, how to paint your toes when you’re curvy, and a long list of sports that big people can still enjoy.
In short, I’m here to help you live life big- whether that means surfing, sailing, or just looking great. Welcome to your new normal.