The Sunshine Award (thanks Mouse xx)

sunshine-award

I am chuffed beyond words to get this award from the lovely Mouse of Girl in a Basement.

Thank you so much for awarding me, and the comment you left on my blog was so sweet πŸ™‚

The rules for this award are: You post the award to your site; you nominate 10 other bloggers; and you answer the 10 questions (and these questions come with the award, so).

Okay. Here goes.10 Nominations (nominate others and answer the questions below):
1. Curvy Girl Revolution

2. Lose The Pounds, NOT The Curves

3. Diary Of A Curvy Girl

4.Fat Heffalump

5.Curvy Fashionista

6.The Curvy Socialite

7.Curvy Girl On A Budget

8.Dances With Fat

9.Curvy Katie

10.Thebaggagehandlerdotme

What inspired you to start blogging?

I originally started blogging (and still blog there) as Indigo Violet on wordpress. I express myself most eloquently when writing. I’ve been writing stories, essays, poems and journal entries since I was 12. I was curious to move onto a public platform, to see what others had to say and to get a chance to meet like-minded people in the blog world. As a psychotherapist, my job is more passive as a listener and guide, so I needed an outlet to unleash my hyper brain thought processes.

Curves Become Her was something I had been thinking about, conceptualising after a year or two of blogging as Indigo Violet.

I needed a separate space to balance out the different parts of me :
Indigo Violet is the mellow, introspective, often quirky writer and observer of life and human behaviour.
CBH is a vibrant part of me that delves into areas of fashion, body acceptance, style choices for a plus sized body.

How did you come up with the name to your blog?

I named it Indigo Violet because well, those are two of my favourite colors and I had read a book by Ntokaze Shange entitled Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo about 3 sisters trying to find their respective paths in life. The vivid and lush storytelling left such a mark on me.

Curves Become Her was a title that just occurred to me one night while I was penning a journal entry about learning to love my generous curves. It also helped that I’d watch the Meryl Streep & Goldie Hawn movie that nite! It stayed in my head and I decided it was an apt name for a plus size blog. It’s a self-affirmation!

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?

Hmm, there are So many…where do I begin? Famous & Popular blogs aside, I really enjoy reading my close friends’ blogs: namely H is for Happiness and Munira’s Bubble. It helps me stay connected to them, it’s good insight to what they’re thinking of at the moment and they’re inspiring reads. Naturally I enjoy reading blogs of so many other plus size fashionistas like Gabi Fresh, Girl With Curves, Nadia Aboulhosn, Le blog de Big Beaute, Weesha’s World. I enjoy reading the blogs of 9to5 chic, Atlantic Pacific and Givenchic Girl.

Tell us about your dream job.

Being an advocate for women’s rights in third world countries and in nations that require the reminder of what a woman’s worth truly equates to

Is your glass half full or half empty?

It’s filled. That’s that.

If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?

I’d love to go to Brazil for a week next year during the World Cup!

What food can you absolutely not eat?

Seafood, Fish. I’ve tried to like them, to no avail. I eat fish only if it’s fish & chips. I just cannot stomach the smell and those pesky little bones.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Both. I just LOVE chocolate!

How much time do you spend blogging?

Not as much as I ought to !

Do you watch TV – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?

I am not much of a couch potato, if I do flip the channels I usually watch a movie. But currently I do enjoy Fringe, The Mindy Project, Game of Thrones

Some shows from the past that I love:

Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, United States of Tara, SATC, Nip/Tuck, Freaks & Geeks, Seinfeld, Goodness Gracious Me, The X-Files, Mind Your Language, Ally McBeal, Absolutely Fabulous, Alfred Hitchcock Presents .. well this is just a wee bit of what I have enjoyed watching on the small screen.

Don’t get me started on which YouTube channels I luv though, Im an Internet tv fanatic!

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