Annette of From Annette With Love
This fashion stylist has created a movement through her blog and travels. After creating Fat Girls Traveling, her body-positive travel experiences have encouraged others to follow in her footsteps and push past the stigma of bigger women not traveling. She is currently on a year-long adventure through Southeast Asia and is sharing her journey through her blog and Instagram.
Quote: "I think that it's important for everyone to travel, but especially women of color. For most of us, we are the backbone of the family if not the community, so taking some time to discover the world and yourself is essential. It's also so important to see how other cultures live. Little things like having to go to a well for water, or even a river, and then having to sterilize it all before you can even make dinner. It's eye-opening and humbling. It's also very important that we are seen. Some of the place I visit, I'm the first Black woman that someone has met. Sometimes they haven't seen the melanin in our skin, or the braids in our hair in real life, only on television. Sometimes the things they see on television don't show us in the best light. But that's the only access they have."