YouthREX

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"On Friday, February 27th, we hosted our first Provincial community eXchange event in the Central Hub Region. Our four Hubs across the Province have also held eXchanges over the last 3 weeks. THANK YOU to everyone who attended one of our launch events and/or who has connected with us!"  - via YouthREX Blog

Amy from Grassroots Youth Collaborative and Jermaine from Spoke N Heard both spoke on a 3 x 3 lightning panel. They had wonderful things to say and I sincerely hope the YouthREX team incorporates their feedback into this wonderful initiative!

Check out the pictures I snapped on my flickr page.

In Convo: Combat Jack with Dj Kid Capri

In Conversaiton with Combat Jack and DJ Kid Capri - Fonna Seidu Hip Hop history-makers come together to have a conversation.

To be honest, before promoting the event for AVNU's partner, Manifesto, I had no idea that Combat Jack or Kid Capri existed.

Shaun Boothe gave a wicked performance before the conversation, chronicling Black musicians and their lives. Following his performance was a dope conversation. The Manifesto team was filming the evening, so hopefully a video will be up on their youtube page.

Unf. Curvy Chicks

As an avid tumblr user, I am proud to acknowledge that there are so many "curvy chick" blogs out there. While I was a student in high school, I hated my body...oh, how I wish I had access to blogs like these when I was younger! I would not only know what types of clothes "work with my body" (whatever that means, all clothes work with every body, it just depends on how you make it work), but I'd also feel proud of my large hips, round belly, and prominent butt. So, all you tumblr users, check out some curvy-ladies blogs, because we are the the best body type to cuddle with... according to Frank Ocean and Andre 3000

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Check out some of the thick/curvy/voluptuous-bodied women blogs below:

Curvy is the New Black

Curve Appeal

Black and Curvy

Fuck Yeah Fat Dykes

Curvaceous Fashions

Gentlemen Prefer Curves

One thing I've noticed though...with all these empowering blogs with plus sized women, they are targeted for "feminine" women. Whenever I visit these blogs, I rarely find links or pictures of plus-sized women who are androgynous or masculine, nor do I see pages/links to blogs with plus-sized men. Maybe this calls for some new blogs in the tumblr world!