Grandes Mulheres means something like “great women”. In Portuguese the word “grande” means big but it also means great or awesome, so the blog’s name has a very special meaning to me: we might be bigger, but we are just as great!
The idea to create a blog for plus size women came up on a conversation with my sister, in 2008. I wanted to write about fashion, beauty and behavior to women like me who felt like they didn’t fit in, who were ignored by the media. If you opened magazines back then, you would never find anything related to curvier girls, so I wanted to give them information because I always felt like we deserved to dress just as nicely as anyone else. More than fashion and beauty advice, I open my sould here and talk a lot about self esteem and daily issued that plus size girls usually face.