Recently, Empowerment Editor Chenese Lewis appeared on the Dr. Phil show as a “Self Esteem Expert.” She was asked to give advice to a curvy wanting to pursue a career as a plus size model whose boyfriend degraded her about her size and aspirations. This month’s articles goes out to those in similar situation…

When making a decision to pursue something out of the norm everyone is not going to be supportive. Sometimes the concern comes from a loving place because a successful career in modeling, or any form of entertainment, is taking a major gamble, even if you do have what it takes. However some comments can come from a place of insecurity or jealously and that’s the negativity you need to block out of your life.

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