Watch theCURVYcon 2019, two-day celebration of size-diversity and inclusion

Laura Kenney

This year’s theCURVYcon was live-streamed on Yahoo Lifestyle on Friday, September 6th starting at 9:45am, and Saturday, September 7th, 2019, bringing the event’s important and insightful conversation to those who could not make the IRL event in New York City.

On Saturday, September 7th, the three-day convention brought together celebrities, body-positive influencers and their fans to celebrate diversity and fashion inclusivity — Jameela JamilJenn LyonHunter McGradyMelanie Fiona and Nabela Noor are just a few of the bold faced names who shared insight at the conference.

Fireside chat with Jameela Jamil and CeCe Olisa:

Jameela Jamil, actress and body positivity advocate, speaks with Cece Olisa at theCURVYcon 2019 tells her story of activism and sounds off on unequal societal expectations for men and women.


How to Land Your Dream Job, presented by Anthropologie:

Janelle Okwodu of Vogue interviews Ethiopia Habtemariam of Motown Records,
Bethany Heitman of Health Magazine, Tracy Peart, at Celebrity Makeup Artist and Miss Pop, Editorial Nail Artist.


theCURVYcon, Day 1:

On Friday, September 6th, theCURVYcon was about fashion, with three runway shows from Target (10am), Kleinfeld bridal (1pm) and Macy’s (4pm). Watch the day’s three fashion shows, below:

Target’s plus-size fashion show:


Panel with Hunter McGrady and The Knot, followed by a plus-size fashion show by Kleinfeld:


Macy’s plus-size fashion show:


TheCurvycon was co-founded in 2015 by CeCe Olisa and Chαstity Garner Valentine, who raised seed money for the event by selling the clothes out of their closets. Now after four sold-out years, they are set to more than triple the size of the event. Tickets are on sale now, and are expected to sell out again.