Sharmilah Begum is the founder of Big is Gorgeous, a plus-sized e-magazine and digital community that aims to nurture and support positive body acceptance in Singapore, Asia and the world. Having faced discrimination since a young age due to her plus-sized frame, Sharmilah is well-aware of the issues faced by women like her. Through Big is Gorgeous, she hopes to not only dispel the misconceptions which people hold towards this community, but also instill confidence and strength in these plus-sized women. From just a support group of eight members, Big is Gorgeous has since grew to include initiatives including plus-sized fitness classes, belly dancing classes and even fashion shows for plus-sized women.

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