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.
Understanding Our Review Process (And Why You Should Care)
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!
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.
I’ve also created a growing Facebook Group where we share fashion photos across a huge range of sizes so you can see exactly how that dress, shirt or skirt will fit on someone that’s your size and not some photoshopped model! You can join us on Facebook here.
But probably most importantly…I actually try out the products we recommend. And when it comes to men’s garments, my husband tries on everything!
You can see him sporting some stylish tank tops here or repping a 4xl polo here. Or check me out in my favorite cotton drawstring pants or even showing you the best panties to deal with FUPA here. Yes, I went there…for you my plus size friends!
This takes time, money, and passion to pull off and we actually believe what we write! We spend weeks and sometimes months testing products, taking photos and actually comparing them to each other so you know what will work best for plus size bodies.
You already know that the clothing industry (and most others for that matter) aren’t creating garments or products for people for size.
That’s where we come in.
We’re here to help you find real products that are made for real people like you and me. Have a product you want us to review or struggling to find something in the right size? Reach out to us!
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.