Monday, May 17, 2021

Guess Who's Back...Yup, it's FabUplus


We all know that the print mag thing has been on struggle mode for a minute.  Many periodicals have physically shrunken or went into digital mode only.  Women's magazines that don't talk about skinny beauty have been hit particularly hard and the pandemic didn't make matters easier.  So imagine my surprise when I saw this in my local B&N yesterday.

Yes!  After a 2-year (?) hiatus, I was sooo happy to see these among the typical beauty titles.  And for those of you that have been out of the loop, FabUplus isn't the typical BBW mag that shows models that barely qualify as full-figured.  It's about the thing that's most important in anyone's life, and that's being active at any size.

Now, in those two years, the world was introduced to the equally talented Lizzo.  Yes, I'm old and get it but big girls moving around is nothing new.  When I was in school many moons ago, it wasn't unusual to have one cheerleader that was larger than a 15/16...and doing cartwheels, splits, and everything else in between.

Back to the mag, though.  I'd imagine this would be the time to subscribe but I'm going to give it a couple of more issues.  Around the time that everyone with a limited budget was going digital, I got burned by a new women's biz magazine.  It's been years later and I still haven't gotten my four issues or a partial refund.

In the meantime, the new FabUplus is full of color, awesome outfits, and plenty of resources for the plus-size community.  If you pick it up and it feels a little light...don't be disappointed!  I'm telling you, every page is worth reading and there's a little gem that the other mags probably don't know about.  I've noticed some titles are more body-inclusive but most have a ways to go.

While this is a non-sponsored post, I do encourage you to support those who share what it's like to be a non-typical beauty.  For those who remember the early days of GENEROUS, putting together something that readable and informative on a regular basis is NOT easy...regardless of how many ideas or contributors you have. If you or someone you know has an awesome blog or periodical worth sharing, send me an email with a link or more information.



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