HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOG! 4 Years Already…

Last Sunday, The Plus-Size Backpacker turned FOUR! At that age, a blog is a bit like a late teenager/young adult: it knows relatively well where it’s heading but remains open to change if opportunity knocks (or necessity requires it). On the other hand, it still has this desire to please and simultaneously wants to prove its purpose to the whole world, possibly in a flashy, rebellious, non-traditional way! READ MORE…

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I Travel. Big Time.

This open letter was sent to the 3 major French newspapers in the Montreal area – La Presse, Le Devoir & Le Journal de Montréal – in January-February 2017. It was never published, though it was written according to the requirements of each publication. So here it is, for your “pleasure”, and hopefully, for you to share around, so it can get the visibility it deserves. READ MORE…

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Haters Gonna Hate… But They (Still) Don’t Make Sense.

Have you ever noticed how, whenever something body positive – or “pro plus-size” – is published, the fat-shaming trolls always spread the same handful of comments? It’s like “eat less, move more, lose weight, you’re fat” is the solution to everything for these mean folks… and most times, it’s not even a pertinent answer. READ MORE…

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The #NousPouvonsEtre (#WeCanBe) Campaign

Back in September, as I was backpacking through Southern Peru, I received an email from Sportive Plus, asking me if I wanted to take part to the filming of a 4-clip campaign that would be launched before the holidays.READ MORE…

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Plus-Size Peru (And Why I Packed a Plaid Shirt) !

After 30 years in waiting, I finally went to Peru. First time I have heard of this country was through what became my favorite cartoon to this day, a French-Japan co-production titled “The Mysterious Cities of Gold” that was inspired by Scott O’Dell’s children historical novel “The King’s Fifth”. READ MORE…

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Plus-Size People Don’t Matter.

Sunday morning, not so long ago. I’m sipping a London Fog coffee and scrolling down my Facebook, checking what my friends are up to – new babies, funny pets, silly kids and the latest of Jimmy Fallon viral sketches – when I stumble upon a video that was shared on one of my friend’s wall. READ MORE

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