There are many Plus Size Groups and although I wish I could list them all here, that would be a full time job! Below are the groups making the biggest impact in our community. If you are apart of a group not listed here, please contact me at Rebecca@beinganssbbw.com. Thank you!
Living Large Chicago-Milwaukee
Of course I would list LLCM first as I am a member and currently on-staff as their social media director. Jessica Helfin began this group in 2015 and it has been growing ever since. Our Halloween bash this past October boasted 433 people in attendance! What I love most about LLCM isn't the KILLER parties they throw, but instead is their focus on community and promoting a safe environment where people can grow and become more confident. In 2019 they will be branching out with a bash in TX. Here is a snip of what they are about from their Facebook page:
"We are a size acceptance based social club developed to merge those who struggle with being confident in their own skin with people who have also traveled the same path of self development in body acceptance. This connection has produced organically stronger self confident enriched individuals. Our goals of creating friendships, networking, lifetime experiences and relationships have far exceeded expectations. Our membership is so diverse in education, location, demographic and we feel so privileged to have the pleasure of hosting local and international guests. Please treat yourself and join us here in Chicago to grow with us through events that you will never forget. www.livinglargechicago.com firstname.lastname@example.org"
"We are a women owned company hosting size acceptance events in Las Vegas, Nevada. We promote a positive atmosphere to network, dance, drink, and socialize with beautiful women and men of all sizes. Come party with us in an energetic and fun environment!"
"Curves, Inc. was established in 2011 as Curves BBW. We are the premier size acceptance event in New Jersey and welcome people with open arms! We focus on positivity in the plus movement."
"Welcome to the Bold Magazine and Media Plus Positive group for events and meetups! We are a PLUS POSITIVE group, not a singles group. Not a hook up group. Look for information on:
Pool Parties, Networking Nights, Book Discussions, Burlesque Shows, Cruises, Body Positive Panels, Etc.
Invite your friends! and Be Bold!"
Xlence Plus is one of the biggest Plus Size groups in the country, throwing size acceptance parties coast to coast. Check out their website.
From their Facebook page:
"XLence Plus is an event company based out of San Diego, hosting plus size events throughout North America. Our events are body positive and size acceptance oriented. Whether you call it a “bash”, “plus size party” or “size acceptance event”, in the end you know you’re in for a fun time! Everyone and anyone is welcome to attend our events, as long as you have the right attitude! Our events are a great way to meet like minded individuals, and if you prefer a plus size partner, our events are great places to potentially meet your one true love!
All events include several parties. Whether they be pool parties, club nights or roaming room parties -they are always epic! Along with parties we also have meet and greets, workshops and vendor fairs. It’s never a dull moment at an XLence Plus event! Our community of over 15,000 amazing people from all over North America understand just how fun and life changing our events can be. We are happy to be responsible for life long friendships and long lasting romances. We’d love to see you soon, whether it’s your first event or fifteenth event, we know you’re going to have a great time!"
Plus Dimensions throws the largest bash in Florida; located in Cocoa Beach, it is a very popular with people coming in all over the country.
Check out their website.
From their Facebook Page:
"This group is for everyBODY. This is an acceptance group for BBW, BHM, and those who admire them, however, it is not only about size acceptance, it is about people acceptance. We are a very diverse group. We are here to network for PlusDimensions.com and the events we host. "
Atlanta Starz is located in, you guessed it, Atlanta. Their biggest event is the Hotlanta Bash in August.
Check out their website
From their website:
"We strive to provide a welcoming, friendly environment where everyone is accepted regardless of their differences. Atlanta Starz would not be as great as it is without each and every one of you!
Feel free to contact us at anytime via email to Carla at email@example.com."
Curvacious Empire is a new group in Canada and we are expecting great things from this group.
Check out their facebook page
From their Facebook page:
"Curvacious Empire is proud to provide a judgement free, inclusive, nightclub experience. We don’t believe in labels; we believe in celebrating you! This group and our events will be body and people positive; a place where we encourage self-love and empower each other to be the best you, to live your best life no matter your size, gender, race, identity and sexual preference.
Our events will be in the Toronto area but we welcome members from all over. Please read the rules of engagement for this group and our events. If you do not agree then this is not the place for you.
• We will not tolerate any kind of judgement
• Be respectful of each other - if you are caught harassing members you will be removed
• No nudity or soliciting of products and/or services
• We will not tolerate drama – if you choose to engage in drama, your posts and membership will be removed
One last thing, everyone have fun! We encourage daily posts and want this to be a positive fun zone to meet people, learn self-love and be confident in your own skin.
“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” Ellen Degeneres"
Curves of the South is another plus size group in the Atlanta area.
Check out their FaceBook.
"Welcome to the fastest growing, sweetest BBW / BHM / body positivity group in the South! Any and all are welcome... be respectful or you'll be removed."
Toledo BBW Group
Check out their website.
" This is a size acceptance group. All sizes are accepted and welcome to join. Our primary goal is to increase awareness and to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for everyone. Our group throws free monthly parties for everyone to meet up and get to know each other. When you join one of our parties, you will feel like family in no time. We excited to have you join us!"
Thick Night Club is in Orlando, FL they have frequent club nights.
Check out their FB group here.
From their Facebook:
"THIK is a Plus Size Organization dedicated to destroying "Big Girl" and "Big Guy" Barriers by cultivating a body positive environment. What started as an idea has turned into a full-fledged movement rallied around the slogan, "No Big Girl/Guy Barriers" (Often seen hashtagged #NBGB) THIK offers a multitude of events and experiences for the Plus Size Community (PSC). Events such as:
•Monthly club events hosted at the Bikkuri Lounge.
•Various non-profit and community service opportunities.
•Lifestyle events designed for BBW's and BHM's
Our mission has always been and will always be to provide the PSC with the very best. We specialize in providing the ultimate night life experience, club events that will not only have you up on the dance floor dancing all night long but we also ensure an establishment where everyone feels beautiful in their skin. So wear that sexy black dress, show those curves, and come out to enjoy the night with likeminded, size accepting people.
Along with our Club nights and our charity work, Improving the confidence and quality of life within the PSC is of utmost importance to Team THIK. This has lead us to create life style events that allow the plus size individuals of Central Florida to engage in Fitness Classes, Makeup Work Shops, Family-Style Picnics, and other socially driven, and self-esteem building activities.
Team THIK has a deep rooted passion for the Plus Size Community, a passion that we are enthusiastic to share. Please, join us at an event and not only will you be greeted with nothing but sheer positivity and acceptance but you will have the time of your life. We guarantee it. "