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Gabourey Sidibe To Headline Body Positivity Event ‘theCURVYcon’ During NYFW

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Back for its fourth year during New York Fashion Week, theCURVYcon will be held from September 6th through the 8th and headlined by actress Gabourey Sidibe. For those who are unaware, theCURVYcon is a three-day event that brings plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one space to celebrate body positivity with a lineup of panels and workshops.

The ‘Empire’ actress is set to give a keynote fireside chat at the convention, moderated by the event’s founders, Chαstity Garner Valentine and CeCe Olisa. Joining will also be WWE Superstar Nia Jax, alongside WWE and Total Divas stars Nikki and Brie Bella.

“TheCurvyCon’s goal is to uplift women in a way that will stick with them for the rest of the year,” Garner and Olisa told Yahoo Lifestyle. “Gabourey Sidibe and Nia Jax have conquered their spaces in spite of what the norms are for their industries, showing our attendees they did not let their size dictate their accomplishments. They have both dominated their industries and opened the door for other women and young girls to pursue their goals in these spaces. We are so proud to have these two forces to be a part of theCurvyCon.”

According to Nylon, convention-goers can even have the chance to strut their stuff on the runway. For the first time ever, TheCurvyCon is hosting an open casting call to be part of NYFW.


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