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Amanda, or “Ama” Scriver is the Sunday moderator for the #FatGirlFlow Fam community account, where we celebrate fat and plus-size bodies daily. I sat down with Ama to learn more about her (okay, she lives in Canada, so we did this over the internet!) and spotlight her work!
Things you need to know about me: I’m always laughing and I’m always 100% socially awkward. Adore this candid shot that @deunk caught of me BTS on a photoshoot I was involved with last week. . . . . . #capturedmoments #laughoutloud #premmeirl #evergreenbrickworks #bts #fatbabe #everybodyisflawless #fatgirlflow #fatgirlflowfam #pinkhair #torontolife #torontostyle #psootd #psfashion #psblogger #whatfatgirlsactuallywear
Tell us about yourself! What area of the world do you live in? What do you do for work/for fun?
I am a freelance journalist and I cover the three f’s: Food, Fat and Feminism. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am addicted to reality television (current fave is Real Housewives) and chips. My favourite fashion accessory is a good manicure, a pair of glasses and a very bright lip. I love escape rooms, traveling, drag shows and comedy.
Going to a wedding tomorrow, so I knew I had to refresh my nail game. Decided to go with this ombré chrome purple to pink femme realness. I am obsessed and I'm so happy with it. Milo of @gettinghandsy always understands my vision and supports my nail goals. You should all book with them. . . . . . . #gettinghandsy #nailsofinstagram #nails? #chromenails #ombrenails #femme #feminist #nailart #hands #weddingfun #nailedit #toronto #torontolife
Omg, escape rooms freak me out. But I love that you love them! What are 1-2 things you like about yourself?
My chubby cheeks and my ever-changing hair.
Why is growing a fat and plus-size community important to you?
Fat community is important to me because it helps me understand that large, squishy, chubby bodies are okay just the way they are. That no matter your size, we can love our bodies just the way they are. That there are other people like me out there, experiencing and living through the same things and together we can sharing our lived experiences online via social media.
It’s important to have this and share with one another and feel connected. It helps me feel whole, and it helps me feel like I’m not alone.
Living my best fat life at the gay beach in Chicago. ?✨? Thanks to my photographer and pal @joeybear85 for this photo of me serving pier realness. . . . . . #hollywoodbeach #psblogger #psootd #psfashion #psbikini #fatkini #effyourbeautystandards #fashionblogger #fashionforwardplus #fatshion #fullfigured #fullofcurves #honormycurves #feministasf #chicago #fatbabe #fatvanity #fatandhappy
Omg, love that pic. What do you do when you’re not living your best life on the Gay Beach of Chicago?!
I’m a busy person, so there are a few things (laughs). My life revolves around my freelance writing, and I’d love to connect with more of the #FatGirlFlowFam community over longform pieces. You can find my writing on my Facebook or Twitter. Also, if you’re a company or outlet in need of some political body positivity, hire me!
I also run my own content creation business called Ama Scriver Creative where I’ve helped businesses with everything from social media, to content writing and event planning
You create great work. Can you share two of your favorite pieces that are a must-read?
Definitely! I’d say: