About Me

Dangerous Curves Ahead!

Having struggled with ‘weighty’ issues most of my life, I made the decision to stop hating my body and to embrace it when I turned 30. This is my web space to discuss plus size fashion, be body positive, encourage female empowerment, talk about being plus sized and healthy in mind body & spirit and share personal anecdotes.

This is a body hate free zone.
Irregardless of my plus sized body, I embrace readers of all shapes and sizes.

I endeavour to remind you that fashion is fun whatever size you are at, you are worthy of love and attention, you have nothing to be ashamed of.

I am a 1st generation Singaporean with Indian origins. My academic background is in Psychology and Psychotherapy. I consider myself a writer, feminist, activist aside from being a plus size body positive fashion blogger and I hope to share my thoughts and ideas in those different facets through the blog.

I am extremely passionate about animal welfare, being the proud owner of 5 rescue pets – 3 dogs 2 cats.

I hope to connect with like-minded people from all over the blue planet and be a compassionate citizen of the world. And have some fun while I’m at it.

Welcome to Curves Become Her πŸ™‚

 

48 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey! Very inspiring! I am also a “curvy” gal- since getting sick and being diagnosed with Cushings Disease. I have been fighting my self for almost three years now with “trying” to like and accept myself. Like you, I am also a therapist- I am in my post-doctoral residency right now! Getting ready to study for my licensure! I am excited to start blogging and to follow your blog! Cheers!

  2. Wow thank you for following my blog πŸ™‚ by the way your blog is very inspiring! I hope I can inspire you with my posts too! Cheers to a confident woman like you!

  3. Hey Olivia, being petite is as difficult as being curvy so I can understand your woes. But thankfully we have all grown past those limiting frames of beauty and fashion. Cheers to you for finding comfort in your own skin and inspiring others along the way!

    1. Hey Shweta, thank you for that vote of confidence! It’s exactly what I need to spur me on. You’re right, people of all sizes have their grief so that’s something we can All identify with. Cheers to you too and all the best !

  4. Thank for the follow! Great blog and wonderful idea… this is something I finally did as well… (it took a while but I ended up losing weight!). It’s amazing when we begin to love who we are and love our curves as God intended…

  5. We came across your blog and absolutely love it! We are BBWandProud.com, the #1 free website for big beautiful women and we are currently recruiting guest bloggers for our site! If you or someone you know is interested in writing for us email us back at: BBWandProudInc@gmail.com for more information. Thanks so much, we look forward to hearing from you and have a beautiful day 

  6. Olivia, love your blog! I also hail from the Southern Hemisphere – Aus in fact – though I now live in the UK for work. It’s great to have a positive and healthy blog for us curvy types to come to – love your work. Thanks also for stopping by and following my blog. Looking forward to reading your next post!

    1. Hi Leah! aww thanks so much for checking my wee little amateur blog out ! We need more chicks like us who have realistic sensibilities. Onwards! Looking forward to reading more on your blog.

  7. Love your blog! You have a great sense of style and you really know how to use your body to an advantage. πŸ™‚

      1. and thank you for being part of mine..
        It’s only been 7 months since I started this blog and its heartening to know that I have a network of people like you in my WordPress world πŸ™‚

      2. That’s very flattering. I have been here less than that. And while I confess that my reasons for getting to know you might have been superficial, you are a very talented writer.

  8. It’s great to see a site like this. Enough of those ice-cream sticks we see on the runway. It’s NOT real. πŸ™‚ Hey we’d like you to come on our comedy podcast and talk about this and of course have a laugh on us.

  9. Hey Aarthi! This isn’t related to fashion or body image (both of which I admire you for) but rather about psychology haha. I saw that you wrote that you majored in psych and that happens to be what I want to do too. Is it okay if you help me out a little and let me know what it’s like are should I take it up in uni? Also are you a practising psychologist/psychotherapist? Thanks a lot!! :)))

    1. Hello Mel!
      Yes I majored in Psychology and no I am not a practising professional at the moment…I am focusing on my other pursuits like this blog. The curriculum is loaded with a lot of reading and it can quite be a hefty study load but if the science of human behaviour appeals to you just like it did to me, you should definitely take it up! Most importantly you must feel passionate about the mental health welfare of people and know that it can be a challenging profession but very rewarding. I have been in the line since I was 19 and it still intrigues me πŸ™‚ I hope I have helped answer your question! good luck πŸ™‚

  10. Hi thanks for replying! Hmm and what would you say are some career prospects for graduates in SG? I’ve heard a lot of people say the job market is really limited and grads usually end up in unrelated fields. Ideally I would like to be a clinical psychologist, not just to help others but also to understand a little more about myself (: Thanks again!

  11. Aarti! I love your website and your body-positive content. Your work is inspiring and the dialogue you are creating around body-image is a breath of fresh air within the larger fashion and wellness communities.

    Thank you for being awesome!

    1. Thank you so much Elle!
      I am so touched by your words and only hope that I can always live up to them with the work that I do. I am so proud to be a part of the plus size and body positive community. It’s changed my life, my perspective! and Kudos to the great work that you do! I am so very inspired by it!

  12. Aarti – I just came across your FB page and now your blog. I run http://www.lovedoctor.in a space for youth (primarily in India) and som nay of them struggle with body confidence issues and think they are not loveable b/c their bodies are not perfect – men and women! I love what you do and you are truly beautiful. Let me know how we can support you – especially as you talk about loveing yourself and that message is so important. Keep up the awesome work – love your voice!

    1. Hi Avani! I apologise for the very delayed reply! Thank you so much for the love, I really appreciate it. I think the best way to support someone is to embrace them as they are and be there for them when they feel overwhelmed by the naysayers. Remind them of the good work they are doing. And you did just that in your reply, which means a lot so thank you!

  13. I think you are wonderful! As one strong plus size Indian woman to another I salute you. I just stumbled on your blog while looking for plus size clothing in India and stayed to read the wonderfully well written articles. Thank you for sharing your journey with the world, I feel privileged to be allowed a glimpse.

  14. We are really stoked with the way you have communicated your feelings through your blog. We are starting up a plus size clothing called CALAE in Mumbai, India. If you’re interested in talking about us, it would be absolutely wonderful. We are willing to pay for the same πŸ™‚ Please get in touch with me at nikita@bhavishyavani.com

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