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

#17 & #18: Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa

Website: | Instagram: @garnerstyle and @ceceolisa

When two powerhouses and blogger besties partner up, incredible things happen. Cece Olisa and Chastity Garner-Valentine are proof of that.

Co-creators of theCURVYcon, their event is THE event for plus size women AND men to attend. In 2017, they moved the event date to September during NY Fashion Week and that genius move has increased the amount of attendees to the point where they have moved the event to a larger space.

These ladies always ask for input from attendees and annually have made it their mission to make theCURVYcon better each year.

Meanwhile, both ladies still blog and work as influencers for major brands such as Macy’s, JC Penney, Ross and others while in different aspects of the plus size industry. Olisa focuses on fitness at any size, travel and fashion whereas Garner-Valentine focuses on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. We love seeing their individual hustles as well as their partnership and friendship, and look forward to what’s in store at theCurvycon 2020.