Thank you for being a part of our power issue dedicated to survivors of cancer and domestic violence.
MISS NO: Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?
BIANCA: Hello, my name is Bianca and I am a Kurvy Plus Size Model, Mother, Lifestyle Blogger & Entrepreneur who loves connecting with other like-minded women. I enjoy learning new concepts & ideas from others as well as collaborating on different projects to help my brand on reaching that next level. I also host FSF (Females Supporting Females) Events to bring women together in a positive and uplifting environment so that we can celebrate each other.
MISS NO: Define being a survivor in your own words.
BIANCA: A SURVIVOR to me is anyone who has overcome a major hurdle in his/her life whether it is mentally, physically, or spiritually! A SURVIVOR does not give up easily no matter how hard the fight maybe because they believe that they will finish out on top strong!!
MISS NO: Do you have any survivors in your family? If so, how did you help them overcome?
BIANCA: Yes, I do have SURVIVORS in my family. The way we help one another is coming together as a family and celebrating each other as well as helping out in any way we can whether it be continuous hospital visits, house visits, prayer, etc.
MISS NO: What can we do more as an industry to advocate more for our cancer and for domestic violence survivors?
BIANCA: As an industry, I feel that we should bring more awareness to survivors through events such as, fashion shows, seminars, etc. Anything inviting people out to be able to come together and share their story with others. A lot of times hearing someone else’s story will give courage to another individual to share his/her own story as well. Bringing awareness to our own community through summits for our younger generation or even hosting a celebration event for ALL SURVIVORS to let them know that we support and applaud them for beating the odds.
MISS NO: Can you share your experience with the late Ms. Jacqueline Chase- Hudson what she meant to you?
BIANCA: If I had to sum up all of my encounters with Ms. Jacqueline Chase in one word, it would definitely be “Grateful!” From when Ms. Jackie and I first met up until years later she was always so pleasant to be around and would always give me Motherly Vibes and of course we shared many laughs as well. She would give me advice on situations whether I wanted to hear it or not LOL but I respected her because I could tell it was always from a loving place. She looked out for me and offered many opportunities that I will always be thankful for. Her “Congratulations” and “Good Jobs” always meant something greater to me since I looked up to her as a person. Our last conversation meant A LOT to me because the topics we shared and the love towards the end of the conversation left me feeling like I still had her in my corner and her validation will always remain in my heart!
MISS NO: What would you like her family to know?
BIANCA: I would like her family to know that her spirit touched so many of us in such a positive way that she will forever be missed and remembered. Her genuine spirit and personality always made you feel like she was a part of the family and I personally am glad that our paths crossed!
MISS NO: Why was it so important for you to be apart of this particular issue?
MISS NO: This Issue of the Magazine was important for me because not only do I know of people who have survived cancer but my family has lost a lot of members due to cancer as well. Also, my very own Mother is a Survivor which is something that I have not shared with many but celebrated in silence. I am beyond thankful to still have her here! Anything dealing with the celebration of another, I am honored to be a part of!
MISS NO: What advice would give a young girl struggling with her self-esteem and embracing her kurves?
BIANCA: My advice would be to start LOVING ON YOURSELF unconditionally and surround yourself with like-minded young females who may be experiencing low self-esteem as well so that you all could uplift and support each other. Your surroundings should be filled with positive people only! Tell yourself every day that you are beautiful in your own way and that you do not need anyone’s validation but your OWN! Beauty is not one-sided so do not allow the standards of social media to dictate what being beautiful is. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and shades!
MISS NO: What do you want your legacy to be?
BIANCA: My legacy will be known as someone who worked for everything she wanted in life, put in work to get it and achieved it! I want my legacy to be a learning experience for some, but motivation for most. I want my legacy to be more of knowledgeable teachings rather than physical assets.