Maui Bigelow’s mission is pretty simple – to create a path for bold, beautiful women to shine, grow, and glow in both personal and professional brilliance.
The curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a digital platform that blends feminism with social, fashion, and beauty culture, Maui is known for bringing progressive, authentic conversations with a southern charm only she can provide. A rising public figure, she draws hundreds of thousands of yearly readers through her experiences in healing and personal transformations, social change work, and Plus style and beauty.
A consummate writer at heart, Maui has loaned her voice to numerous platforms, including Gorgeous In Grey and The Curvy Fashionista, two respected sources in Plus size fashion and beauty. She has been recognized for her writings on diverse topics, such as body positivity, and her willingness to encourage and empower women. Named the 2016 Blog Correspondent during Full Figured Fashion Week, her most recent reflective post titled “I have cancer, but Cancer Doesn’t Have Me” was featured in Ebony Magazine and sparked a conversation about diagnosis in her community.
Respected as a voice in the plus size community who speaks to body positivity, inclusion and self-love, Maui is also creator and producer of PHAT Girl Fresh Presents: Life Styled, a tribute event that honors and celebrates promising and notable female leaders in fashion, entertainment and empowerment. The annual event is hosted in Atlanta, GA and features an all-white mixer, designer showcase, runway show, and vendor shopping.
Notoriously known for her viral post, “Crop Tops & Big Bellies: I Wear What I Want, Even At A Size 24”, Maui has been featured in articles for Plus Model Magazine, Mic.com Bustle, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Allure, Good Housekeeping, and Seventeen Magazine, just to name a few. She has also been named Curvy Couture‘s Curvy Girl Of the Month and was a guest on The Chenese Lewis Show, a highly-respected radio show hosted by expert commentator and self-esteem advocate, Chenese Lewis.
With forthcoming projects, partnerships and speaking engagements underway, this Plus powerhouse is showing no signs of slowing down. Through her original thinking and progressive conversations, Maui Bigelow’s signature work and global influence will forever imprint her in history as a pioneer in Plus.