Black History Month: Local blogger inspires women by celebrating beauty without limits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — She’s a Jacksonville blogger with fans from all across the world. Thamarr Guerrier has built her brand serving up stylish looks with curves and lots of confidence!

But it’s the intention behind every post, message and picture that’s sparked a movement she hopes will inspire others especially women of color.

Guerrier sat down with Action News Jax Anchor Tenikka Hughes to talk about what launched her down the digital path. Guerrier said, “Actually, I thought of the idea when I was at work on break.

That idea was starting a blog that allowed her to break free from society’s rules about fashion… and in her words do “…something radical and revolutionary: loving myself and the body that I have and styling it well.” And back in 2012, her blog “Musings of A Curvy Lady” was born.

Guerrier said, “I bought a secondhand DSLR camera. I didn’t know what I was doing. I had my brother shoot photos of me in my neighborhood of my outfits, just talking about my personal journey as far as being a plus size woman of color --- and finding clothes not only that were trendy and fashionable but also modest.”

Guerrier’s blog and Instagram page feature her in eye-catching fashion against fun backdrops, keen style advice and her confidence taking center stage. Her self-love mantra has attracted support from around the world.

“I just never thought that just being myself would garner all this,” Guerrier said. “I get emails from 13-year-old girls, eight-year-old girls who go through bullying and I have emails from 70-year-old women who are trying prints for the first time because they felt inspired.”

In the last few years major brands have taken notice too and regularly reach out to work with her. She’s worked with several including Anthropologie, Princess Cruises, Target, Nordstrom, Torrid and Fabletics.

Guerrier does all this while working full-time as a progressive care nurse.

Between nursing and blogging her schedule is packed! Guerrier said the impact she’s making in the lives of women and girls, particularly those of color, is what keeps her going strong.

“Confidence doesn’t belong to one type of person. Beauty doesn’t belong to one type of person. I wanted to show that its acceptable to be on that spectrum,” Guerrier said. “Confidence is something some people are born with and some people learn. Confidence is something you deserve. Self-love is for everybody.”