Curvy Girl Spotlight: Joy Moreland
This week’s curvy girl spotlight is Joy Moreland. Just like her name suggests, Joy radiates happiness and confidence wherever she goes. You cannot miss her smile! Not only is Joy a blogger (Enjoy Curves), but also a community activist, and model. Although she is originally from Ft. Lauderdale Florida, she has been a resident of the District for over 15 years. She originally came to DC to attend Howard University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism. She loves that DC is an epicenter. You can experience a diverse array of so many things. The opportunities in nation's capital are endless and you can go so many places from DC.
By day Joy is a teacher here is DC, and has been teaching for over 12 years. Joy has always wanted to live a life where she could touch people lives in an positive way. She is very active in her community. You can always find her at church feeding the elders, and participating in local charities like Goodie Girl Bags.
Blogging has always been a passion for Joy, and she started blogging 3 years ago because she wanted a creative and fun outlet on her own terms while showcasing her fashion. As she started to attend various blogger events in the DC area she met the ladies of the District Queens. The District Queens features Joy along with local bloggers Tiffany @policyandfashion, Yaya @yosoyyayar, Yasmine @darkerberrie. Since June 29, 2017 they have been a collective group, collaborating over fashion and all things body positive. Their One Year Anniversary Soiree is June 9th. If you would like to attend and celebrate with the District Queens click here.
Joy not only has a passion for blogging, but also for modeling. Joy has been modeling for over 2 years. She was always intrigued in modeling, and was excited to see that there where more events showcasing plus size models. One day she decided to attend a model call, and was chosen! She is participating in the Ms. Full-Figured DMV pageant on August 25th. The Ms. Full Figured USA pageant is the longest and first beauty pageant solely dedicated to the empowerment of the full figured woman. Participants in the pageant will have the opportunity to showcase many things including swimwear and talents. Joy loves it and planning to showcase as much as she can during the pageant. If you would like to attend the pageant you can reach out to Joy for tickets. She would love to see you there!
Joy loves all fashion. She describes her personal style as traditional yet contemporary, but doesn’t like to put herself in a box when it comes to fashion because she likes to try it all! Playing with patterns and colors is something that she loves to do. Some of her favorite brands are Eloquii and Ashley Stewart.
Joy is all about promoting self love and confidence. She keeps her confidence strong through prayer and by not entertaining negative energy. Also, Joy encourages women to find their circle of people who are like minded. Her motto is to enjoy life, and do you! You can connect and follow Joy here.
We see you girl, keep shining!