Q1: Thanks for joining us, Corissa! Can you tell the Plus Bklyn community a little about yourself?
A1: Excited to be here! I live in Kansas, with my cats and dogs, as well as my partner, Nate. I started blogging in 2015, and I did it because I wanted to connect with plus-size and fat people, and the internet is still the best place to do that.
Q2: How would you describe your aesthetic?
A2: I jokingly and not-so-jokingly refer to myself as a your fat "Hometown Heartthrob." Lots of comfy knits and sweater, neutral tones and denim. I'm waiting for Anthropologie to give me a ring when they're ready to branch out into plus, because I have IDEAS!
Q3: Your blog definitely has that West Elm/Anthropologie aesthetic. I've lived in Brooklyn for, well, almost forever. What's it like to live in a small town and then travel to places like NYC and LA?
A3: It can definitely be overwhelming. I really enjoy traveling, and i think it's super important for fat and plus-size people to travel. When I come to NYC, I give myself a day to adjust – I don't plan anything or meet with anyone.
Q4: What's your favorite plus-size trend right now?
A4: All of them? [Laughs.] Mostly, I'm excited to be seeing plus-size brands and designers lead trends, or offer trendy items when they're still current. When I first started blogging, you'd see a trend in straight sizes and then maybe be offered in plus. I'm also excited to see brands hiring models who are bigger than a size 16, and more women of color bloggers and models enter the scene.
Q5: What do you hope to see from the plus-size world in 2018?
A5: I'm excited to see, well, more. I'm excited to see more plus-size and fat babes featured on the news, who are kicking ass in their respective industries. Doctors, tech entrepreneurs, writers, etc.