What is Good Credit?

By: Chayo E.R. Briggs As a highly successful Real Estate Investor for the last seventeen years, Chayo Briggs is the President of Briggs & Lay Pro Incorporated. Besides the multitude of real estate services Briggs is an effective motivational speaker and published author. Chayo originally sought to study linguistics (scientific study of language and its structure) and join Peace Corps. The travel offered him the opportunity to visit a large variety of countries. The individual…

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YOUR HEALTH is YOUR WEALTH by Trina Robinson Dugger

How often do we notice unfamiliar symptoms in our bodies and we over look them? We often pass it off by giving the unfamiliar symptoms little to no attention. Curvy girls we have to STOP these oversights. We often feel we can’t be productive if we stop for a moment to acknowledge our own health issues. I used to be guilty of this myself, but not anymore. Did you know that that if we don’t…

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A Special Interview with Ms. Dolly

First, you are beautiful! Lol. Wanted to get that out the way. I have been following you on Instagram watching your journey and it’s been so amazing and inspiring. Congratulations on your ongoing success. Thank you so much love! My first question is, for the readers, who may not be familiar with who you are, can you give us a little background like where you are from, how old are you, what do you do…

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TABOO: Let’s Talk About SEX… Well, Sexual Health!

In 1991, the American Hip-Hop trio, Salt-N-Pepa, released the song, “Let’s Talk About Sex”. While it was controversial at the time, it accomplished a major goal; people started talking about sex. Not just about who they were sleeping with or positions, but about how to protect themselves from unplanned pregnancies and STD’s. In this issue, we will discuss MALE SEXUAL HEALTH! Pass this issue on to a man that you love. Let’s keep the dialogue…

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“Emerged”

Forced off course, undergoing a permanent change Rearranged I arised separating from familiar people, places My mind erases the damage Through the pain I managed to Emerge Despair had me at a loss for words Even the birds flew different I was dispirited The enemy attempted to steal my courage Enrage me Forget that I was victorious, deserving of God’s victory I begin to unravel Treading upon life’s gravel Can leave you fractured Captured Dreading…

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Sapphire

How did this happen? How did such a beautiful day turn sour just that fast? The sight of Theresa conjured up those bad memories…the molestation, the dancing, the drug use, the abuse, the days of being a date-for-hire. Sapphire shook her head and took a few deep breaths as she drove to Antonio’s house. She had to get herself together before she got there. No matter how fast she drove, how the sun was shining…

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An Interview with Ms. Nickee

Did it take you awhile to learn the industry and figure out how to be a professional in your work? Absolutely there was no one to ask when I started it was like everyone was trying to get their feet wet and build in their perspective cities so everyone was doing the trial and error thing. What is your most memorable moment with a model? When I was doing a 2 day training seminar and…

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The Fuller Side of Things

For those that are not familiar with you, can you tell us who you are and a little bit about your background? Hello everyone! My name is Aqila but mostly known as Mimi from @thefullersideofthings. I am a Motivational Speaker, Emcee/Host, Red Carpet Host, Motivational Speaker and Social Media Correspondent. I am also the creator of NetWerq Your Ass Off a brand building Seminar that teaches you the fundamentals of Networking. One of the things…

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Interview with Grande’ Beauty

Question: What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? Answer: When I’m in the car alone I think about my destiny and my past. I think of the past often and thay one thing I could have done differently that affected my destiny. Question: What’s your favorite ’90s jam? Answer: Oh my goodness there are so many. Right now I’ll say Zhane “Mr.Dj” Question: If you could be any animal in the…

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Bullied…to Beauty Queen by Susan Russo

I’d like to tell you a little caterpillar to butterfly story. I was not what you would call the most popular girl in high school. In fact, the word “popular” seemed to be something that was way beyond my reach. The only attention I got from the popular people was the occasional “Ugh why don’t you take a bath?” You see, I was an abused child. I grew up the middle child of middle class…

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Curvy Compositions: Grande’ Beauty  

  By: Shanta Patrick The curvy Georgia peach, Grande’ Beauty is a spoken word artist hailing from Columbus, Georgia.  She is dubbed the Sultry Poetess and once you have heard her speak, you will know exactly how she earned that title. Her sound is a blend of spoken word and neo soul with a deep sensual tone.  Her first recording, “Memoirs of a Sultry Poetess” (2013) is still the talk of the town. Grande’ Beauty…

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COVER GIRL INTERVIEW:

If you have not heard of Rajdulari, you are missing out on a special treat.  This curvy girl slays in every way imaginable.  She sings, she is a fashionista and she is a healthy living advocate.  We had an opportunity to catch up with this phenomenal woman.  Check out her responses to our “Twenty Questions with the Cover Girl”.1. How would you describe your style as a teenager? Believe it or not, I was actually a…

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The Model…The Mogul…Gwen Devoe!

Yolanda Givens, our Executive Director had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Devoe YG: A lot of women admire you and look to you for inspiration. Who do you admire and look to for inspiration, and why? GD: I am sincerely grateful when women say they admire and look up to me.  Often it’s a heavy cross to bear but your calling is your calling and I have decided to accept that calling.  There are several…

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Letter from the Editor… Shanta Patrick, Editor-in-Chief

It’s official!  This is the LAUNCH ISSUE of CURVY GIRLS SLAY MAGAZINE!  We are so excited to bring you all things #CURVY!  This issue is PACKED with interesting and intriguing material.  Topics about fitness, health, domestic abuse, sexual health, curvy girl shopping, fiction, poetry and more are tucked into these pages.  Allow us to be your go-to source for a curvalicious good time! This inaugural issue of Curvy Girls Slay Magazine is a special three…

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