Plus Blogger Spotlight:  Meet Tameika of The Plus Diaries!

Plus Blogger Spotlight: Meet Tameika of The Plus Diaries!

Recently on Twitter, we (the plus BKLYN Team), realized that *WE* can share some shine with plus bloggers, creatives and business owners.
Today, we're chatting with Tameika of The Plus Diaries, a civil engineer and fashion blogger from South Carolina!
Plus Diaries

PBK:  Thanks for joining us, Tameika! Why did you decide to start blogging?  What/who inspired you to become a blogger?

T:  I actually started blogging in college.  It was an outlet for me, but I remember that blog being more personal.  I’m not really sure who or what inspired me to start blogging. I think I just needed an outlet from college and work, but it evolved and turned into so much more!  

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.

Plus Size Blogger Themeikashay

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.

Plus Size Blogger from South Carolina Tameika

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!!

You can follow Tameika on Instagram and Twitter!!