A Letter From Our Editor

One of the reasons this platform means so much to me is because it’s an outlet to create the inclusive content I need to see. Something I’ve said for years is that Black History Month needs to be every month. I’m writing this letter to express that we will be more intentional about sharing Black History, Black Joy, and Black Excellence on this platform.

When I travel I’m hyper-aware of my intersecting identities as a fat, Black, femme-presenting person. I’m often overcoming invisible obstacles and facing microaggressions during my adventures, which is why it’s so important to spotlight black-owned restaurants and hotels, countries with rich Black histories, and more.

I hope you enjoy this letter, our new additions, and the contributors we’ve worked with to develop inclusive content for Fat Girls Guide.



Annette Richmond

Annette Richmond is an award-winning content creator, travel writer, public speaker and advocate. Richmond is an immigrant that splits her time between Mexico and the United States. The creator of the fat positive travel community Fat Girls Traveling is a native Californian. Annette got her start in the fashion industry working in trend forecasting and public relations. Her love for travel inspired her to start Fat Girls Traveling in 2017 which is where she and Amanda met. When she's not creating diverse travel, fashion, and beauty content for The Fat Girls Guide she is hosting Fat Camp retreats and fat positive tours. In her spare time you can find her speaking publicly and writing articles promoting diversity and inclusivity, recording her new podcast, or sipping a margarita on the beach. Richmond hopes to continue to inspire other marginalized people to see the world and be seen.

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