#BlackHistoryMonth: 30 Black Influential Leaders Pushing for Change in the Plus Size Industry

#11: Marie Denee

Website: | Instagram: @mariedenee

Denee is a media and influencer pioneer in the plus size fashion industry, having built a strong brand “The Curvy Fashionista”, which has in turn produced a yearly event (The TCF Expo), video segments and panel speaking opportunities.

She has also become a revered figure in the body positivity space as she shares her own journey to growth and body acceptance. We have loved watching her journey over the last decade and her continued support for the plus size community, while pushing for more body diversity, inclusive fashion and representation of people of color.

She also has empowered many to become entrepreneurs by offering workshops, online groups and speaking engagements to educate others on how to create a brand. We’re certain she has some amazing things planned in the next decade that will take her brand to the next level, which helping others evolve their own brands.