My Truth…

Maui Bigelow of Phat Girl Fresh


Maui Bigelow’s mission is pretty simple – to create a path for bold, beautiful women to shine, grow, and glow in both personal and professional brilliance.

The curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a digital platform that blends feminism with social, fashion, and beauty culture, Maui is known for bringing progressive, authentic conversations with a southern charm only she can provide. A rising public figure, she draws hundreds of thousands of yearly readers through her experiences in healing and personal transformations, social change work, and Plus style and beauty.

A consummate writer at heart, Maui has loaned her voice to numerous platforms, including Gorgeous In Grey and The Curvy Fashionista, two respected sources in Plus size fashion and beauty. She has been recognized for her writings on diverse topics, such as body positivity, and her willingness to encourage and empower women. Named the 2016 Blog Correspondent during Full Figured Fashion Week, her most recent reflective post titled “I have cancer, but Cancer Doesn’t Have Me” was featured in Ebony Magazine and sparked a conversation about diagnosis in her community.




Respected as a voice in the plus size community who speaks to body positivity, inclusion and self-love, Maui is also creator and producer of PHAT Girl Fresh Presents: Life Styled, a tribute event that honors and celebrates promising and notable female leaders in fashion, entertainment and empowerment. The annual event is hosted in Atlanta, GA and features an all-white mixer, designer showcase, runway show, and vendor shopping.

Notoriously known for her viral post, “Crop Tops & Big Bellies: I Wear What I Want, Even At A Size 24”, Maui has been featured in articles for Plus Model Magazine, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Allure, Good Housekeeping, and Seventeen Magazine, just to name a few. She has also been named Curvy Couture‘s Curvy Girl Of the Month and was a guest on The Chenese Lewis Show, a highly-respected radio show hosted by expert commentator and self-esteem advocate, Chenese Lewis.

Maui Bigelow of PHAT Girl Fresh

With forthcoming projects, partnerships and speaking engagements underway, this Plus powerhouse is showing no signs of slowing down. Through her original thinking and progressive conversations, Maui Bigelow’s signature work and global influence will forever imprint her in history as a pioneer in Plus.


  1. February 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I love you and this!! All of it!! P.H.A.T GIRL FRESH is errrthing and a bag of chips!! I love this brand, this mission and all that’s behind the growth of it! Omg, you just gave me so much life with your site and this About page! Thank you, Maui (such a beautiful name)!! I pray I may be of some help, assistance or anything with your mission and brand. I would be honored to be any small part of what you have going, my beautiful sistah!! Peace and blessings eternally to you!!

    • February 14, 2015 / 2:59 pm

      Oh wow!!!! Thanks sister!! Be sure to follow on Facebook and other social media sites. Feel free to email me.

    April 13, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Wow…Bigelow I’m so proud of you!!!!

  3. June 30, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    I love your blog! Proud PHAT girl here!!!!

  4. Dulcinea
    October 7, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Maui! I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! So glad you are making it easier for curvy women like me to have a voice and not hide (the I used to growing up.) Thank you for being here!

  5. Queen
    June 23, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    What are the names of the other two ladies next to you in picture above? Are they models?

  6. BBWQueen
    January 10, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Love Love Love your movement! Thanks for representing us PHAT girls…I want to order a few of your T-shirts do you have a size chart? If not, can you give me the sizes your shirts run in….Thanks!

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