If you had asked my 25-year-old self if I could see a future in which I would take my clothes off in front of a live audience (on purpose!) I would have probably laughed, or maybe cried, and walked away quickly.
All of us at Curvicality were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Heather A. Nelson this month. Before she died, she wrote this essay, which we share here as a remembrance of her. We offer our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her. You can leave a kind comment for her loved ones. (We’ve included a link to her obituary at the bottom of this article.)
Single mom of two teenagers, formal wear style consultant, former teacher and … plus-size beauty queen?
I am 42 and I had a heart attack. But the worst part (yes, worse than suffering a heart attack!) was repeatedly explaining that my weight had nothing to do with it.