PBK: Thanks for joining us, Tameika! Why did you decide to start blogging? What/who inspired you to become a blogger?
PBK: How do you feel about the term “plus size”? Is there a term you prefer?
T: I don’t mind the term “plus size”. I think it is pretty decent compared to things people have called us in the past. Although I understand some people like certain words or phrases and absolutely dislike “plus size, it’s just my preference. I reference myself as a #psblogger. I am not ashamed to use plus size hashtags and not just use them to get likes. It’s who I am and I have worked hard to be a confident “plus size” woman.
PBK: Love that! What kinds of things do you blog about? Why are you passionate about those topics?
T: Although The Plus Diaries strictly started off as a blog to celebrate plus size women, it evolved to start giving readers a deeper look at my personal struggles - my weight going up and down, how I have a love/hate relationship with my body, and my battle with anxiety.
I let people see as much of my life as I am comfortable with. I never really know what’s going to pop up in my blog. It could be about music, food, shopping adventures, my hair, or maybe just a good vent session. No matter what the topic, I hope I leave people wanting to come back for more.
PBK: I appreciate that you share your thoughts on a variety of topics! How would you describe your style?
T: I truly have a style of my own. I LOVE colors. I’ve been a “big gal” all my life and my closet wall full of basic and dark colors because plus size clothes were honestly not cute! However, when designers evolved, it gave me a chance to evolve and I think both evolutions have been for the better. Some days I match. Some days I don’t. Some days I’m dark. Some days I mix as many colors as I can together. Quite frankly, it’s a toss up!
PBK: What plus BKLYN item do you feel best exemplifies your style? Why this piece?
T: This set is all the way me! It’s bold. It’s a risk. It’s patterns going in all directions. I can wear it together or in its individual pieces. And it would be a pleasure to see what accessories I can use with the outfit!
PBK: Ahh! That set is one of our most popular. It just sold out! What’s coming up that are you excited about? (Conference, vacation, new job, etc)
T: I’m going on vacation soon. I have to do a beach trip each year!!