What does a curvy woman in a new state do in order to make a living and create something she's proud of? The answer, she starts an online boutique and consignment store and names it Urban Thick.
Hi everyone, I'm Dina, your curvy executive officer and I wanted to share my "courageous" story and hopefully you will share yours.
In 2005 I moved to Georgia from California to start a new chapter in my life. At the time I was married and the goal was to live our dreams and start a family. Six months later I was getting a divorce and starting over in a new state as a single woman. #Courageous- The first "courageous" thing was passing the Real Estate Sales Person state exam, then after 20-years of working corporate jobs, I stepped into a job that was commission only. Wow....how different is it to work a job that only pays commission versus getting a paycheck every two-weeks.
In 2007 the economy took a dive and my Real Estate career was over. Life became really scary, I had to find a way to earn a living. So from 2007 until 2013 I took odd jobs while getting my business off the ground. In 2013 the creation of Urban Thick was born and the rest is history. That's my courageous story, what's yours? Please share your story and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Beauty is more than an outsider's view of your body. Beauty is your soul's introduction to the world" - Dina
My intentions behind starting Urban Thick was to create a platform whereby plus size curvy women could buy and sell beautiful clothing for affordable prices. What I didn't realize at the time was that I was stepping into the fashion arena. In this world, clothes and beauty are defined and worn mostly by women wearing a size 0. Hence curvy women were often left out of advertisements or seen very little. But things are starting to change. With popular events such as New Year's Full Figure Fashion Week originated by former runway model Gwen DeVoe. As well as top paid plus size models like Tess Holliday, more beautiful women with larger body sizes are redefining beauty standards to the world!For many curvy women identifying their beauty is difficult even though positive plus size images are being shown more now than before. The awareness of beauty for all body-types have a long way to go in many mainstream media markets. Therefore, until that day comes Urban Thick will continue to be a plus positive cheerleader! We work with beautiful plus size women everyday and we'll continue to promote them and the various body-types out there using our cute trendy clothes as an avenue for change. Submit your photo and apply for our next blog post! We want to celebrate the beauty in you!Your Curvy Executive Officer!
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!