Sunday, March 29, 2009

Aja Stubbs - Belle-Noir Mgazine

Created with the plus size woman of Color in mind and at heart, Belle-Noir Magazine is a complete lifestyle magazine that features everything you need to live your life in a big and beautiful way. Belle-Noir Magazine was originally concepted in August 2003 after a discussion in a Yahoo! Group in which several of the female members voiced their concerns over the lack of representation of plus size women of Color in print media. It was agreed that whether it was a magazine geared towards plus size women or a magazine for Women of Color, women size 14 and over were rarely ever featured at all. Ms. Aja B. Stubbs, seeing the past and recent demise of several magazines for both plus size women and women of color, decided to take her personal goal of starting a magazine to the 21st Century by creating an online publication that would be dedicated to women just like her. With the help of several friends and a lot of determination, Ms. Stubbs launched Belle-Noir E-zine launched on November 1, 2003 on a Geocities site. After four successful years as a bi-monthly online magazine, Belle-Noir Magazine has now transitioned to a blog format in an effort to provide "bakery fresh" content to our readers on a daily basis. Belle-Noir Magazine's Objectives: • To promote the positive image of Big Beautiful Women of Color by featuring content (i.e. articles, poetry, photos, etc.) of an informative, entertaining, and inspiring nature, created specifically with the Big Beautiful Woman of Color in mind. • To support the work and deeds of other individuals who promote size acceptance, the positive portrayal of Big Beautiful Women, and the positive portrayal of women of Color Belle-Noir Magazine is pleased to present our new Signature Event! Curves & Cocktails: The Ultimate Girls Night Out for Women with Curves! Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 12 Noon to 6:00pm in New York City. For more information on tickets, or for information on being a Vendor or Sponsor of this event, please visit

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