We are so excited to have Makela Steward as our CBE Fashion Experience DJ
Makela Steward, a Seattle native, is a graduate of Rainier Beach high school, Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA, The University of Phoenix and Seattle University. Music has played a huge part in Stewards life getting her through some of the toughest times in her life. Steward began her DJ career under the guidance of “DJ Uncle Nyce Guy,” a world renowned DJ based out of Washington State.
Currently Steward is also the proud Assistant Principal at Renton High School, an active member in her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., her church Mt. Calvary Christen Center, a motivational speaker and a nationally sought after pageant coach. She loves engaging in community service and works everyday promoting her mission of equality in education and advocating for positive and realistic body images for every person she encounters. Her future plans include moving to the policy side of education, expanding her pageant consultancy business and widening her impact on all specially woman through empowering music.
We are excited to have Alexandria Houston join us for Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience!
Living life to the fullest, Alexandria is an engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, life coach, and pageant queen. Born and raised in Houston, TX, she is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University College of Engineering and Argosy University Graduate School of Psychology. Alexandria is an advocate for women empowerment which was proven as she was the youngest to ever receive the Women of Achievement award in the category of Women’s Advocate in 2016. She was also honored in 2017 as Prairie View A&M University Top 40 Alumni under the age of 40. Alexandria is the former 2013 Miss Plus America and is currently reigning as Miss Texas All World Beauties. She is a Field Representative for an engineered wood company where she gets a comfortable balance between sporting her pink hard hat and boots or her favorite “business woman” heels. She prides herself on leaving a mark on everyone she meets by spreading inspiration, positivity, and love. Alexandria’s motto is “Always act in love and integrity”.
WOW this day almost went by! We will have to celebrate!
Want a little history?
Kimberly Walker Curves Beautifully Empowered (CBE) is a tax-deductible, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is committed to transforming the lives of women and younger girls by providing empowering and inspiring experiences through fashion and confidence-boosting events, vision workshops and sisterhood. Our mission is to empower women and girls to embrace their curves; to see, to accept and soar into their personal awesomeness.
Curves Beautifully Empowered (CBE) was founded in 2015 with the launch of the signature event Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience with 40 women in attendance. Shortly after, vision workshops were launched helping women reach their goal achievement. Each year this organization has strives to increase connection to women in King County. In 2016 CBE launched Girls Beautifully Empowered in a middle school in the Kent School District in partnership with a out of school time program.
In spring of 2017 Curves Beautifully Empowered applied for its 501©3 status and received it in November 2017. In 2018 the signature event has increased and CBE Fashion Experience was launched causing a ripple in the local landscape of fashion and definitions of beauty pertaining to bodies of color, of size and difference in Washington State.
All of this has been done through social capital in monetary donations and in-kind donations. CBE is forever grateful to our supporters. We are moving full speed to make 2019 even more impactful!
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It is with utter excitement and pleasure to announce our 2019 Inspirational Speaker for Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience IV is the amazing and beautiful Marie Denee coming from Atlanta, Georgia.
Marie Denee, creator of “The Curvy Fashionista”, is an established and respected voice in the plus size fashion arena. With over eleven years of experience, Marie has made it her mission to continuously show women that they can be Curvy, Confident, and Chic.
In 2008, enter The Curvy Fashionista. While cutting her teeth in retail, Marie realized that when it came to great stylish clothing for plus size women, their options were limited. Armed with MBA in Marketing, fashion experience, and a passion for empowering women of every shape and size, Marie launched the popular blog which today attracts over 400,000 visitors and averages 750k page views. Through The Curvy Fashionista, Marie showcases wardrobe and style options from the industry’s top fashion brands, as well as shares news and events for curvy women in a world where fashion for this community is often overlooked.
In 2015, Marie founded The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo in Atlanta, which drew over 400 women to shop their favorite plus size brands, socialize and sit in on panels led by some of the industry’s leading experts. This year’s highly anticipated event was held on July 28th & 29th, 2017 with even more participating brands such as Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant, Chevrolet, and MVP Collections, and attracted over 500 attendees.
Sought after for her fashion and styling advice for the curvy fashion forward woman, Marie has been featured in Lucky Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Marie Claire Italia, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, Madame Noire, Shape Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and more. She has also worked with some of the top retailers and brands in the industry including Nordstrom, Chevrolet, Marina Rinaldi, Beyond the Rack, Ashley Stewart, and others through hosting, consulting, and strategic partnerships.
In addition to being a popular fashion blogger, Marie Denee is a freelance fashion writer whose work has been featured in Styleblazer, Plus Model Magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, and Ebony.com, to name a few.
Want to learn more? Check her out!
We are excited to have the beautiful Ashleigh Elizabeth join us as our 2019 CBE Fashion Experience EMCEE! With her amazing style and flare we are bound to have an amazing time all night!
Ashleigh E. CW born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Raised in Portland Oregon. She graduated top of her class at Jefferson High School and continued her education at the University of Oregon. Where she received her psychology degree, then to Warner Pacific to receive her human development. In April of 2018, she graduated at Concordia with her Masters of Business administration, with the accent of Project Management and Marketing.
Throughout Ashleigh’s journey she has always had a heart for fashion and modeling. Yet her lack of confidence detoured her from entering the industry earlier. Until, the year of 2010 where she met Becky Jarvis CEO of Curvy Chic. Becky reintroduced Ashleigh to her beauty within by encouragement, knowledge, and network within the fashion industry. From there Ashleigh has been molded by many hands in the fashion industry from participation or observation. She was one of the first plus African American’s model to walk in Elizabeth Mollo Fade to light production for Portland’s own Altar designs. The first plus model to walk for Colty in Fashionxt. Walked for Ashley Stewart, Fitplus, Lane Bryant and more at New York full figure fashion shows. Ashleigh has also had magazine experience, Fashion Plus, Mercury, Plus fashion Magazine, and cover model for Colette clothing design. Besides fashion accolades she has had the opportunity to have multiple inspiration speaking engagement, motivating women to find the perfect them within all their flaws.
Next year Ashleigh and her team will be launching a marketing and consulting firm November 11th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
Ashleigh would not be able to do anything if it wasn’t for the favor of God, her family, and Kingdom sound ministries.
WE WILL SOON ANNOUNCE OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER! STAY TUNED!
Sooooooo can ya’ll believe it? We are going into year 4 of Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience? We have grown and expanded our reach each year. In 2018 half of our attendees came in from all over the states! EXCITING!! Before I get into some of the details, let me take a moment let you know who we are and what our mission and vision is.
Kimberly Walker Curves Beautifully Empowered is a tax-deductible, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is committed to transforming the lives of women and younger girls by providing empowering and inspiring experiences through fashion and confidence-boosting events, vision workshops and sisterhood. Our mission is to empower women and girls to embrace their curves; to see, to accept and soar into their personal awesomeness. She should look and feel good on the inside and out!
To see every woman and girl with curves large and small to take the risks in life necessary to experience and achieve her dream unapologetically.
Our organization has recently established a non-profit 501(c)3 in 2017.It is with great pleasure to share that Curves Beautifully Empowered has been in existence for four years and will be launching the 4th year of Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience, adding a full-figured fashion show in 2018 to celebrate bodies with curves! We can’t wait to expand our partnerships in 2019!
What You Should Know?
Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience IV is an amazing weekend of empowering your mind, body and soul! We will have meaningful conversations, dynamic panels, curvy mixxedfit fun and Curves Beautifully Empowered Fashion Experience! Oh and don’t forget shopping and good food with amazing women from all over our nation!
Early Bird tickets will go live on September 1, 2018! I guarantee you don’t want to wait last minute.
If you are a designer and you want know more about the CBE Fashion Experience email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a vendor and you want to come back or be with us for the first time, email us at email@example.com for more information.
If you are a model please do follow us on Instagram: CurvesBeautifullyEmpowered we will drop deets there for casting call opportunities.
We are all about connecting and collaborating! If you are interested in partnering with us in 2019 please do let us know as soon as possible. We would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing and hearing from YOU!
CEO & Founder Kimberly Walker
Curves Beautifully Empowered
TO ALL THE AMAZING #FFFE MODELS, THANK YOU!
To everyone who sponsored, gave words of encouragement, liked my post, shared our flyers and came out! THANK YOU! I am grateful for YOU!
We are excited to have amazing sponsors and want to highlight a few! Check out FabUplus Magazine!
“LIFE, make it FUN.. keep it REAL. FabUplus embodies the art of being a curvy woman and celebrates real people living their best life.
Our mission is to be the leading media landscape that celebrates health, fitness and lifestyle for the curvy community.
We encourage women to love their unique bodies while developing a weight-neutral, health-centered approach to life. FabUplus Magazine sorts out the facts from distorted societal myths about health, weight, and identity and promotes body acceptance, self-love and aims to build confidence in women of size.
Our message is that all women are beautiful, original, not only good enough, but exceptional, not just here, but here for a purpose.
We exist to create a community of body acceptance and celebrate our readers’ inner curves.”