About The Blogger
Hi! I’m Corissa Enneking, a 34 year old happy fatty from the Midwest, USA. Over the last few years I’ve been on a pretty thrilling journey to unlearn a lot of bullshit that society has taught me about my body and how I should feel about it. The journey isn’t over, and it turns out I learn more about myself and my values every day… so I’ve decided to share all of that with you!
I live with my partner J, our dog Petty, and our cat Meowse. You can check out J’s blog over at Comfyfat.com and you can see our house tour on Youtube here!
I have a major crush on the earth and all things nature including (but not limited to!): rocks, dirt, flowers, sunshine, water, animals that probably don’t smell good, sunsets, and soft grass. There are few things I love more than being at the pool with my best friend on hot summer days and my absolute favorite outfit is a bikini and a layer of sunscreen. Some day I may move somewhere that winter doesn’t exist, for now I’ll be staying in the Midwest where my beautiful family and friends are.
In 2012, I began casually blogging on Tumblr.com after discovering That Cortnie Girl and wanting to stay connected to her amazing blog. I had just started therapy for panic disorder and agoraphobia and was getting ready to start treatment for disordered eating (whoa, intense. I know). My life was turned upside down through treatment, and every perception I had ever had about my body began to unravel… thank goodness!
It turned out that a lot of people were interested in me and my story, and over a few years I gained several thousand followers on tumblr. The fat community welcomed me with open squishy arms, and in April 2015 I created Fatgirlflow.com.
I wish I could say that this blog is for plus size fashion, or even that it’s just for loving myself. It turns out it’s an intersection of those things and so much more. I discuss my desire to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge toxic views that I’ve learned, I show off pretty things that I love, I talk about the stigma behind being fat in a fatphobic society, I celebrate other fat people, I talk about how to make peace with yourself and others, and I talk about my triumphs through adversity. I am not an expert on any of these things, but I know how comforting it was when I found people i connected with when I was having a hard time, and I hope that I can do that for others.
FatGirlFlow has now been featured on several major media outlets including Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Life and Style, and The Daily Mail. I hope through more media exposure to fat people like myself, we can begin ending the stigma and shame surrounding fat bodies. My purpose is not to ask for acceptance, it’s not to sit around and hope that people will see me as someone worthy of a voice. I know my worth, and I know the worth of other’s.
My purpose is to celebrate our lives and our bodies as we are right now. Without caveats, without explanation. I am a perfect expression of myself in this moment, and so are you.
Sunday 20th of February 2022
I am a young skinny girl that lives with a plus-sized mother. She always says she needs to lose wait but I think it is so NOT true. I love her stomach because it was once my home. I think plus size women are the best!
Sunday 27th of January 2019
Hi, Corissa! Let me start off by saying that your Instagram account has impacted me in ways I cannot describe with words. Your revolutionary attitude towards women’s bodies has become a ray of light in my life. You, simply being yourself, and unapollogetically fat, has led me to the realization that I am not my body—my body is but a mere holy vessel for my soul. You are sexy, beautiful, intelligent, sweet and talented—and happen to live in a sexy body that is FAT AS HELL. And so do I! Although I wish I could say that I posses all the other qualities, I don’t. But I do posses many of them, along with some others. So thank you, and continue indulging yourself in ife foods you enjoy without shame while simotaneously living your best life encouraging others to do the same, Thanks so much! Mark a
Saturday 8th of December 2018
This is my review of Big Fig mattress. I desperately wanted to like this mattress. As a 275 lb. woman I was tired of wearing out traditional mattresses and thought this one was going to be the answer. Sadly, after 8 months the mattress has permanent sag pockets which I can only imagine means something to do with the coils. And since it has been 8 months that means it is past the Big Fig warranty. So ... I’m off to buy another mattress. Thankfully this is discount time of year.
Sunday 9th of December 2018
Deborah have you contacted big fig??? Their warranty is much longer than 8 months
Sunday 17th of June 2018
Please update your "About" page with your current age and relationship status. This is obviously old since "J" isn't here!
Sunday 17th of June 2018
LOL FINE I'LL GET ON IT!!!
Troi (Rachel) Bateman
Sunday 20th of May 2018
I am a plus size woman who, sadly, has passed my eating habits onto my daughter. She is and always will be beautiful but she has passed me on size and is gaining weight quickly. I am now having trouble finding bras in her size. I can't find any website that doesn't go over a 58 in bra sizes. I don't understand why people think that there is a need for bigger cup sizes but nothing bigger around the waist. Just because someone is fat doesn't mean that they have large boobs. This is the first site I have found that might actually be able to give me some advice from someone who knows what it is like to have difficulty finding clothes that fit. Any advice is very welcomed. Love that you have managed to find a way to give information and help to the larger community of the world. Have a great day and God bless you and your family.
Wednesday 18th of September 2019
I share you and your daughter’s pain. Even custom bra makers won’t go over about a 54 back size. I need a 62H, and can get close with a couple of extenders, which are cheap. Another solution is the Glamorize 1201 style bras, which I have found to be very stretchy, and their size 56 will stretch enough for me to tolerate them for at least short periods. Unfortunately, they are front close, so you can’t use them with extenders. Note that either will require you to adjust the cup size from what you usually wear, may e going down at least one cup size. Good luck!