Jun 14, 2018
Today I'm talking with Annette Richmond, fashion stylist, writer, digital nomad and creator of Fat Girls Traveling – a body positive online community for larger women travelers.
Not only am I inspired by all the traveling Annette is doing (and jealous of her nomad lifestyle), I'm also deeply inspired by her commitment to promoting a more diverse representation of travelers. Her hugely popular community (14K Instagram followers and over 4K Facebook group members) is shattering stereotypes and killing the notion that travel is only for thin people. And it also provides a supportive environment where women can share experiences, advice and resources – and encourage each other to travel more.
During our conversation Annette shares how she started traveling more herself, why she started Fat Girls Traveling, and great tips for travelers of any size.
More about Annette: Along with writing for her own blog, Annette is a contributor for PopSugar, Ravishly and The Fat Girls Guide. She's been featured in many publications including; Teen Vogue, Allure, Self, Shape, El le UK, The Mic, Refinery29, Hello Giggles, and Yahoo Style. A self-proclaimed Fat Girl, Richmond is a staunch supporter of the Body Positive Movement. From dressing top models and celebrities to trend and color forecasting, Annette has had every imaginable job in the fashion industry over the last ten years. Currently a Senior Stylist at Stitch Fit, she has styled thousands of women – and her work has been seen in music videos, magazines and on the red carpet. Traveling is her latest obsession. She's visited 18 countries in the last 3 years and writes about her adventures as a Fat Black Woman traveling the world. She is a voice for Fat Fashionistas and Fat Travelers everywhere.
I've included links to resources mentioned in the episode in the show notes: jetsetlisette.com/annette-richmond
Be sure to check out other Globetrotter Lounge episodes and discover some of the creative ways that women have found to travel the world.