My Truth…

Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh


Maui Bigelow is the curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a lifestyle blog that caters to women and offers a feminist approach to life. The mission of PHAT Girl Fresh is to be a voice for women while encouraging them to find and use their own voices. She enjoys advocating for women and girls, staying informed on social, fashion and beauty trends and sharing her gifts with other women.

Maui Bigelow is a freelance writer, as well as a lifestyle and plus size blogger. Maui was recently published in Ebony Magazine after she shared her truth in a post entitled, “I have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have me”. Maui was contributing editor for Gorgeous In Grey and The Curvy Fashionista, two brands that are well-known and respected among woman in the plus size, fashion and beauty industries. She was named the 2016 Blog Correspondent for Full Figured Fashion Week. She has been recognized on several media platforms for her writing, body positivity and her willingness to encourage and empower women.

Maui was named Curvy Couture‘s Curvy Girl Of the Month for June 2015. Maui has been featured in articles for Plus Model  BustleBuzzfeed and has been a guest on the Chenese Lewis Show.




Maui’s has become known and respected as a voice in the plus size community who speaks to body positivity, inclusion and self-love. Although she has been spreading the message of self-love, body acceptance and plus size inclusion, the world recognized her once her post; Crop Tops & Big Bellies: I Wear What I Want, Even At A Size 24, went viral. The post was picked up by mainstream media outlets like; Good Housekeeping, Allure, Daily Mail, Yahoo and Seventeen Magazine.

Maui is also the producer of PHAT Girl Fresh Presents Life Styled, a annual event that celebrates womanhood and honors women who are the epitome of what the PHAT Girl Fresh brand stands for. These women are; PASSIONATE, HAPPY, APPRECIATIVE AND TRUE (P.H.A.T) and they use their platforms to empower other women in the midst of their success. This event takes place each year in May in Atlanta, Georgia and boast the support of women from all walks of life.


Maui of PHAT Girl Fresh For Ashley Stewart Denim


  1. February 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I love you and this!! All of it!! P.H.A.T GIRL FRESH is errrthing and a bag of chips!! I love this brand, this mission and all that’s behind the growth of it! Omg, you just gave me so much life with your site and this About page! Thank you, Maui (such a beautiful name)!! I pray I may be of some help, assistance or anything with your mission and brand. I would be honored to be any small part of what you have going, my beautiful sistah!! Peace and blessings eternally to you!!

    • February 14, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Oh wow!!!! Thanks sister!! Be sure to follow on Facebook and other social media sites. Feel free to email me.

    April 13, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Wow…Bigelow I’m so proud of you!!!!

  3. June 30, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    I love your blog! Proud PHAT girl here!!!!

  4. Dulcinea
    October 7, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Maui! I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! So glad you are making it easier for curvy women like me to have a voice and not hide (the I used to growing up.) Thank you for being here!

  5. Queen
    June 23, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    What are the names of the other two ladies next to you in picture above? Are they models?

  6. BBWQueen
    January 10, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Love Love Love your movement! Thanks for representing us PHAT girls…I want to order a few of your T-shirts do you have a size chart? If not, can you give me the sizes your shirts run in….Thanks!

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