Our 2017 Hosts
V103 Radio Host
Whether getting the nightlife crowd hyped, opening for headlining comedians or entertaining the masses while he is on the radio, people are guaranteed to have a good time when Big Ray is in the building.
Our 2017 Performers
Kiera “Ashlee Haze” Nelson is a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago. Earning the nickname “Big 30″ because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most accomplished poets in the sport of poetry slam.
Pretty BIG Movement
Plus Size Dance Company
First international full figured/plus size dance company specializing in Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro, and contemporary.
Terrell K. Mercer
Poet, Spoken word artist & Published author
Terrell K. Mercer is a poet, spoken word artist & published author. He is the author of the book, “Life, Hymns & Love Notes,” and its audio accompiant, “The Audible Experience.” They both are a collection of poetry & thoughts reflecting on things that impact our lives & spiritual state of being.
Our 2017 Speakers and Presenters
Founder of The YBF
Natasha E. is the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Young, Black and Fabulous website. One of the hottest black celebrity gossip sites on the net.
the Founder of Chubstr.com, the site that helps big men find, create, and share their big and tall style with the world.
Darlene Lebron is a keynote speaker, content creator and founder of Suits, Heels and Curves, I Am Redefining Healthy and Sofrito Magic. She is passionate about using fashion, beauty and physical movement to create a safe environment to initiate critical conversations surrounding self-acceptance, self-love, health and wellness.
“Exuding confidence. Exuding Style. Exuding You.” Those very words describe the awesome impact of the virtual style platform of Style by D. Ni’Cole. Atlanta based virtual style influencer and confidence builder, D. Ni’Cole uses the power of social media and her blog with fashion promotion and styling to help reach women across the world.
Georgette Niles is the creator of the Philadelphia based blog “Grown and Curvy Woman”. Her blog was started five years ago around her 40th birthday to show women over the age of 35 that “style has no age or size”.
Ivory Jinelle started from the idea that style has no limits; encouraging women to step outside their personal style box by fearlessly wearing what makes you happy. A mixture of hi/low, print clashing, explosions of color and heels…always a fabulous pair of heels, Ivory Jinelle challenges the idea of what plus size is perceived to be.
Maui Bigelow is the curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a lifestyle blog that caters to women and offers a feminist approach to life. The mission of PHAT Girl Fresh is to be a voice for women while encouraging them to find and use their own voices. She enjoys advocating for women and girls, staying informed on social, fashion and beauty trends and sharing her gifts with other women.
Check out her blog phatgirlfresh.com!
Seasoned Industry professional with more than 10 years of experience emphasizing team leadership methods, recognizing the importance of high quality and targeted content, and ethical networking, an expert at building productions for clients’ ranging from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.
Sarah Sapora is a veteran of the plus fashion industry, self-love champion and wellness advocate out to change the world one woman at a time. With her larger-than-life laughter and tenacious passion for serving others, Sarah believes in one simple idea – that each of us has the ability to find our own #BeGreater.
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Shaina Harrison also known as Out of the Corner is a Life stylist and Blogger (Cornerrich.com)who has dedicated her time to Styling lives by creating brave spaces’. Out of the Corner believes a stylist job is to do more than showing her client how to rock the newest trend. She focuses on connecting the dots between self-esteem, self-love, fashion and trauma offering her clients a holistic approach. Out of the Corner teaches us how to look good from the inside out. She’s a Teacher, a Blogger an Activist, a Crisis Councilor, a Friend, a Comedian, a Stylist, and your Sister.
Over the years Shaina has styled plus size fashion look books and facilitated hundreds of trauma and wellness training’s encouraging her to create the Brave Space INC. ‘Styling Lives by Creating Brave Spaces. A culmination of events and workshops that foster spaces where different points on a journey of learning and growing are acknowledged. Through interactive presentations, participants engage in critical dialog on self-esteem, beauty, love, sisterhood and trauma. Workshops coined by the Brave Space Inc, “Recovering from Our Childhoods”, “PLUS and Proud” , “Falling in Love from the Inside Out” and “Motherless Children.” Shaina’s commitment to building stronger communities and power-fullness has been documented by the New Yorker, NBC TV’s Here and Now, NY1 and many other media outlets. Shaina Harrison holds a B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A certificate in Fashion Styling from F.I.T
Monica D. Day
Shainna is a plus size fashion and lifestyle blogger and all around proud Jersey girl. Her blog A
Thick Girl’s Closet is all about ensuring that plus size women are confident in every aspect of
ShaKera Ferguson, a Houston native, is known in the fashion industry as “The Real Sample Size”. She attained this moniker by demonstrating in her plus-size fashion blog that real women set the standard in fashion and that style comes in all sizes.