Alissa Wilson is the founder and editor-in-chief of Stylish Curves, and a certified O.G. of the plus size blogging world! She started from the bottom rung of the fashion editorial scene and has risen to be the creator of her own fashion media empire. And she’s just getting started!

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In the interview, we discuss Alissa’s rise to where she is today. She’s grown the site from a side hustle, passion project to a full-time gig! Along the way, she’s witnessed the transformation of the plus size fashion world over the past eight years. Alissa’s managed to carve out a unique niche within the industry, and bring a unique perspective to the growing conversation about plus size women in the fashion world.

Alissa’s never been one to allow her size limit her experience. As she’s raised her voice in representing plus size women, she’s learned that there is strength in numbers when we rally together as plus size women. From navigating sponsor relationships, to putting outfits together, to swimming upstream on behalf of plus women within the fashion world, Alissa is a force to be reckoned with. And hearing from her is a great shot-in-the-arm of body positivity and confidence for women of all sizes, and all walks of life!

Key takeaways:

  • What inspired Alissa to start blogging

  • Growing Stylish Curves from a side hustle to a full-time gig

  • How Alissa has carved out a unique voice for Stylish Curves in the blogosphere

  • The evolution of plus size fashion from 2009 to now

  • Learning how strong you really are as an entrepreneur

  • The reality of size and racial bias in the fashion industry

  • Alissa’s vision for the future of Stylish Curves

  • Alissa’s tips for anyone looking to get started as a blogger

Mentioned in this episode:

The Stylish Curves website

Stylish Curves on Instagram

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