About The Blogger
I’m Corissa Enneking, a 34 year old happy fatty from the Midwest, US. 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 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.