Maui Bigelow

3 Bloggers Who Do The Absolute Most

Repeat after me...  The rest of this year will be a stepping stone to greatness in 2017.  Now all you have to do is believe it and grind!  (tweet this)

Just in case you had your lips ready to sip on some tea; you can put your cup down.  There's not going to be any shade throwing over here.  With 2017 just around the bend, I can truly say that 2016 has been the most productive year for my brand thus far.  A lot of things have starting coming together.  Not because I had an epiphany, but because of these 3 amazing #ladybosses.    

Mattie James of Mattieologie

Mattie James, Mattieologie, Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta Style Bloggers

I came to know of Mattie James during the Periscope craze.  What drew me to her, was her willingness to freely (or paid) share "blog secrets".  Prior to that I was sooo lost.  Mattie has set the bar for anyone who's looking to start a blog.  Her story of becoming a successful blogger is encouraging.  I credit Mattie for helping me get my Instagram feed and Blog to what you see today.  If you haven't already, check her out at

Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh

Maui Bigelow, Phat Girl Fresh, Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta Style Bloggers

Maui embodies the meaning of PHAT / Passionate - Happy - Appreciative - True.  I met Maui over a year ago and I must say that she is such an empowering women.  I featured her on the blog (here) and every time I talk to her she's always dropping gems.  One thing I really admire about Maui is that she's authentic.  It's her mission to help women like you and I find and use our own voice.  Check out Maui at PHATGirlFresh.

Monica Awe-Etuk of Awed by Monica

Monica Awe-Etuk, Awed by Monica, Melodie Stewart, The Style Klazit, Atlanta Style Bloggers

Since becoming serious about blogging, I took to Instagram to find other bloggers who's aesthetic was where I wanted my blog to be.  I was thrilled to find Monica's feed and she has quickly become one of my favorite style bloggers.  Like Mattie, her Instagram feed is amazing.  Her blog is even more stunning.  Although I haven't met her in person (yet), her success is provoking me to do better and be better.  Check out Monicia at Awed by Monicia.


Whew!  We made it to Friday and not just any ol' Friday; it's FEATURE Friday and today's feature is Maui Bigelow of

P.H.A.T Girl Fresh


Recently I had the opportunity to catch up with Maui and chit chat a bit about this and that.  We talked as if we were old gal pals.  She was very open and transparent about herself; see for yourself...


- As a single parent, how to you balance motherhood and growing and maintaining your brand?


- Well my kids are at an age where they are really self-sufficient.  However, I make it a priority to never get so busy or overwhelmed to the point I'm not paying attention to them.  Me being a womens, women and my youngest being a girl; I incorporate her into my business.  Matter of fact, she's employed Daja at Phat Girl Fresh


- What does PHAT represent?




assionate |


appy |


ppreciative |


rue - These are characteristics that every women should have.


- Do you have any restrictions when it comes to trends and your personal style?


- Although I watch trends, I don't follow them.  I say do what makes you happy and whatever you're comfortable with in regards to fashion.  There are ways to alter and manipulate clothing to fit your body type.  You have to find a way to be cute.


- Tell me about "Life Styled"


- It's first a celebration of the Phat Girl Fresh brand anniversary.  Secondly, this event spotlights women who are in the business of empowering other women. 


- Do you consider yourself a plus-size blogger or a blogger who just happens to be plus-size?

PGF -  

A blogger who is a plus-size.  I would really consider myself as a feminist lifestyle blogger, because everything that I do and everything about my blog is catered to the souls of sisters/women (all women).


- Do you feel that you've "arrived"?


-  Honestly, I don't think that I've arrived.  I'm not sure I would even understand what arriving would feel like.  I do, however, appreciate the growth a lot.  I found an envelop that I guess dubbed as a vision board from 2012.  After reading over it, I realized that I had accomplish quite a bit since then.  And things are continuing to move upwards for me.  

*Words to live by: "Anything is possible" and "If you learn to live outside of your situation, you can overcome it."

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