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Michelle Hopewell

Michelle Hopewell

Actor/Writer at Funemployment
Black British, faith filled, curvy actress with a love for food, great music, good movies, life changing literature and awkward moments.
Michelle Hopewell

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It’s really wonderful that so many of the fat/plus body positive/activists we know and love have managed to garner such incredible followers on their platforms. We love them because they have been so vulnerable and open with their own journeys that it has helped us so much with our own. We see them using their influence to help not only themselves but others. We see them pour their heart and soul into the work of ensuring that every harmful standard is dismantled within our society that can often be so limiting. We see them creating spaces for marginalised people. We see them getting to a place in their own lives were they are free from the shackles that once threatened to take their lives. And it’s all so wonderful!

But what about those on the same incredible journeys but with slightly smaller audiences? Perhaps they don’t post as frequently, maybe their content is slightly more modest, maybe they just don’t have the “right” USP and branding or maybe they just haven’t figured out how to beat that pesky Insta algorithm.

In any case everyone’s stories deserve to be told. Everyone’s voice matters and so whether or not your following is 42 or 42k, I think it’s important that we learn from each other, regardless of how big the platform seems to be. With that in mind, I want to share with you some of the plus babes that I follow who challenge and inspire on the daily, but have a slightly smaller following!

1. Nicole Ocran

This wonderful woman is, as she describes on her page, a marketing influencer by day and a blogger by night. I came across her page through Stephanie Yeboah (Nerd About Town) and I have to say I have been hooked ever since. Nicole’s style is slick and cool and she’s constantly positive and very relatable.  I honestly find myself taking real note of where’s she’s getting her threads because it makes me want to up my own game!

2. Zoe Warlow

A fellow Londoner, Zoe is a fashion and lifestyle blogger and I have to say that I always break out into the biggest smile whenever I see one of the Zoe’s posts on Instagram. She is so endearing and whimsical, so all I can say is do yourself a favour and make sure you’re following her.

3. Natalie (awheelbarrowfullofstyle)

I have to say that both Natalie and her blog are so beautifully put together. I usually find myself watching how she does it! That smile will draw you in and so will her sense of style. You need to make sure you’re following her on social media and regularly checking the posts on her blog.

4. Brittany Furr

Now I can’t even properly remember how I stumbled on Brittany but I have to say that I absolutely love her vibe and her plus size hauls. This woman is both hilarious, intelligent and interesting. She’s unapologetic in everyday and I’m here for it.

5. Saabirah Lawrence

This woman is a hidden gem and honestly I wish more people were following her and could hear what she has to say. Saabirah talks about everything from black natural hair to mental health. All I have to say is keep your eyes peeled on this woman because I have a feeling she’s going to absolute explode.

To be honest there are so many amazing bloggers and influencers that I am aware of that don’t have as big a following but who truly pour such goodness into my life, that I think I’ll end up doing a part two, but in the mean time enjoy these fabulous ladies and their amazing content.




Michelle Hopewell
Michelle Hopewell

Black British, faith filled, curvy actress with a love for food, great music, good movies, life changing literature and awkward moments.

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