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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 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.

About FatGirlFlow.com

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.

30 Comments

  • Suzie September 11, 2015 at 5:20 am

    I just want to tell you that I think you ate amazing and beautiful. Because of ppl like you and Tess Holiday I am becoming more and more comfortable with my chunky size. Thank you for being a positive inspiration to fat girls everywhere. 🙂 :-*
    Your newest biggest fan 😉
    Suzie

  • Lizzie March 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I noticed in one of your videos you have the state of Kansas on your back. That is where I am from and it is so refreshing to see that some one around me is being body positive. Most bloggers are from way off places that are more accepting than good ol Kansas. I am a new fan!
    Lizzie

    • fatgirlflow March 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      I AM from Kansas!!! It’s definitely a bit more difficult to be body positive in such conservative old fashioned states, but we’re out here!!!!

      • Natalie September 1, 2016 at 12:06 am

        Heck yes for other fat Kansas girls! I’m so excited.

  • Shelley Hooper March 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    How did you come up with ‘Fat Girl Flow’ as a title…I love it! New to your vlogs and page and I have to say you are awesome!! 🙂 THANKS for making me realize it’s OK to be fat and happy! 🙂

  • Amber April 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    AHH I FOUND YOU ON YOUTUBE AND LOVE YOU ! AS A FELLOW PLUS SIZE KANSAS GIRL I WANNA SAY MUCH LOVE !

    • fatgirlflow April 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      XOXOXO SO MUCH LOVE MY FELLOW MIDWEST BABE!!!! <3

  • Libby April 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I just saw on FB that you worked with a photographer from Lawrence, KS. So I came here to find out if you live here, too!
    I recently quit my full time job both as means of self-care but also to fully commit to my blog.
    I live in McPherson and literally know no other bloggers and it’s been hard for me to not see people in my area who do what I do.

    So I’m saying all this to say that is makes my heart so happy to see you, a girl who lives where I live, looks like me, and does what I want to do! It feeds a hungry part of me. So thank you!
    Are there any other KS bloggers who I should know about?

    • fatgirlflow April 8, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      I am SOOO out of the loop on local bloggers!!!!! I wish I knew more. Perhaps we should make a facebook group and network a bit? Email me at corissa@fatgirlflow.com and we’ll see what we can put together!

  • Bri April 9, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I’m sitting here crying. I just finished reading all of your body positive posts and nothing has ever spoken to me in the way that your posts have. Ever. I have been fat my whole life. I have been shamed for it my whole life. I have felt like a worthless piece of shit my whole life. I have never once felt beautiful, sexy, worthy of attention, worthy of affection, or worthy of love. I’m a grown ass adult and have never even been on a date, because I cannot even imagine expressing outward interest in someone, let alone anyone having interest in me. You are literally the most powerful voice I have ever heard, and giving myself the permission to internalize and embody what you believe could be life changing. I am 30, but have never lived. Ever. Because I have never felt worthy of the breaths I take. It is going to take some very intense dedication to begin the process of unlearning my socialization, deconstructing society’s ideals, moving beyond the complex everyone in my life gave me, etc. But I look at you and see hope and inspiration. Thank you for showing me it’s actually okay to love myself the way I am. I hope someday I am able to. I can’t begin to explain what you have done for me and my entire tonight. You are an incredible person and I don’t know how to thank you.

    • fatgirlflow April 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Now I’m crying!!!!! You are SO SO SO worthy!!!! I’m so sorry that you haven’t been able to feel that. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this with you. You are so incredibly worthy of your love and the love of other’s and letting me be any part of that journey with you is just incredible for me. <3 thank you for reading, and for making my day.

  • Rachel July 13, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Corissa, just recently found your site and wanted to say THANK YOU!! I wish I had someone with your positive voice when I was growing up. So grateful that you are here, and my girls have someone (besides me!) to show such a beautiful example of embracing who you are and not hiding yourself away. Much love!

    • fatgirlflow July 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      so much love back to you Rachel!!!!I could’ve used some body positivity when growing up too 😉

  • Melissa July 19, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I’m so glad I found your channel/blog/fb/etc. Im 35 and am too damn young to dress so old. I actually found your YT page last night. And because of you I bought some of the cutest stuff off the websites you recommended. I do have a question though. Your body is pretty much identical to mine except you have bigger boobs. I went to get a couple of skirts from society plus and the shirts for 26/28 are all gone. So I wondered do you always go with those sizes in shirts that you tuck into skirts (or tie) or do you sometimes get smaller? I’ve got my order on hold because I need shirts but didn’t know if I could size down. I can’t wait to wear this stuff! Looking at you gave ME a massive confidence boost
    So thank you! xx

  • Agnes Shapiro August 6, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Your blog reminds me of a quote I live by……”Never allow yourself to be defined by someone else’s opinion of you….”

    I believe life is too short to worry about what others think of you. Be happy.

  • Rebecca Tuttle September 3, 2016 at 9:32 am

    How have i only just found you’re site ?????????

    Loving what I’m seeing and reading.
    Can you put down the name of the sites you are buying your clothes from as there stunning.
    Its hard to buy plus size cothes in Germany so ill be looking to see if they deliver to Germany or England.

    Please keep up the good work, 🙂

    Becky Tuttle

  • Dulcinea October 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    … and it’s bloggers such as yourself that make it easier for me to feel comfortable in my own skin. I’m glad you’re here!

  • Rebecca May 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your blog. I found this after stumbling across your YouTube channel. Your work makes me feel SO MUCH BETTER. I always struggle with my body image and rejection sociocultural norms for women’s bodies. Reading your blog and watching your videos just make it seem so much easier to remember that I am not defined by media stereotypes. Thank you! Keep on blogging!

    • fatgirlflow May 11, 2017 at 10:44 am

      THANK YOU SO MUCH REBECCA <3 I'm glad to have you here!

  • Monique July 24, 2017 at 2:14 am

    That’s awesome! I’m excited about my journey as well and hope to inspire and comfort at least a couple of empowered & beautiful women who just need a friendly reminder. God bless you and FatGirFlow!

  • Ashley February 14, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Corissa! I love your blog and my Fat Bitch pin that I purchased several months ago. You’re doing amazing, important work and you’re also just so fun to follow. Would you consider adding your blog to the health at every size community website resource list? It’s great exposure and helps to grow our community of like minded people <3 https://haescommunity.com

  • Catrina Athey March 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I love your blog. It really touched me. I’ve been overweight my whole life. I’m now at my biggest size ever. I now weigh 412lbs, and I can’t find a beautiful stylish one piece bathing suite that doesn’t cost as if it took 10 achres of material to make it. I’m a size US 30-32W. What companies do you ladies use. I have severe osteoarthritis and swimming is the only exercise that doesn’t cause me excruciating pain. I’m desperate, and I need to lose at least 200.lbs so I can be comfortable in my own skin and bones again. Thank you for the support you provide for us. Especially on days when I feel like Jabba the Hut.

  • Cheryl March 24, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    came across this site while trying to find big butt pants. I used to be 5’11” but have shrunk to 5’7″. But I am still fat. Used to wear 30 tall jeans, but now don’t need the tall size but do need the high rise that come with the tall size. If I don’t have the extra room for my butt I get “plumber’s butt” and my crack shows. I am 70. Has anyone come across big butt pants that give extra coverage? Thanks I don’t do face book or other new tech things. just e-mail

  • Troi (Rachel) Bateman May 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    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.

    • Diane September 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      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!

  • Dulcinea June 17, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Please update your “About” page with your current age and relationship status. This is obviously old since “J” isn’t here!

  • Deborah Kirby December 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    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.

    • fatgirlflow December 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Deborah have you contacted big fig??? Their warranty is much longer than 8 months

  • Karina January 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    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

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