Join us for a brief & candid conversation with Maui Bigelow on how to be curvy, confident  & beautiful.

One of the most amazing things about my career as a creative, is my opportunity to meet other trailblazers that are doing cool stuff around the global. Join our dialogue for a fun chat. Surely, this will leave you with a bit of encouragement to continue your entrepreneurial journey!

About Maui Bigelow

In 2008, Maui Bigelow discovered the power of her digital voice. Back then, Facebook and Twitter were the dominant players in the social media world and Instagram didn’t even exist yet. Fast forward to today, and Maui has become a media juggernaut and respected voice in numerous communities. Her mission is simple – to create a path for women to emerge and thrive boldly, deliberately, and unapologetically.

As the curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a platform that blends feminism with social, fashion, and beauty culture, Maui is known for bringing progressive, authentic conversations with southern charm to the table. She draws hundreds of thousands of yearly readers through her experiences in healing and personal transformations, social change work, and plus style and beauty.

Maui’s voice has been loaned to numerous platforms, including MadameNoire, HelloBeautiful, and Fashionista. She has also been featured in major publications such as Associated Press, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Ebony, and Seventeen Magazine. In addition, Maui is the creator and producer of Life Styled, an annual tribute event that honors and celebrates notable female trailblazers in fashion, entertainment, activism, and empowerment. Past honorees include Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, and Project Runway’s model competition winner, Liris Crosse.

Maui has also collaborated with a wide range of brands, including Lane Bryant, Eloquii, L’Oreal, Mailchimp, Mazda, and Carol’s Daughter. As a recognized global style authority, mentor, and boss, Maui routinely travels nationally as a motivational speaker and panelist at events, colleges, corporations, institutions, and a wide range of communities.

In conclusion, Maui Bigelow has become an influential figure in the media industry and a powerful voice for women. She continues to inspire and empower others through her platform and events, and her work has helped to create a path for women to emerge and thrive.



From wardrobe stylist to CEO, Patrick T. Cooper’s career encompasses over 20 years in creative direction, marketing & design. A natural prowess for cultivating creative strategies that fuel brand revenue streams is what continually ignites Patrick. Evergreen, innate, and artistic aptitudes make Patrick T Cooper a highly sought-after partner for Fortune 500 companies looking to garner consumer engagement and loyalty. From corporate to celebrity clients, Patrick’s oeuvre includes Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Masonite Doors, Fantasia Barrino, American Idol season 3 winner, rock band 3 Doors Down, and legendary mogul Sean Combs.  

A standout talent, Patrick maintains an investment in pop culture and cutting-edge style to aid clients in the art of storytelling. He envisions beyond the predictable to create thought-provoking content that positively impacts diverse audiences globally.

As an African-American man and pride-filled member of the  LGBTQIA community, Patrick is the epitome and convergence of a lifestyle dedicated to the advocacy of encouragement, diversity, and inclusion. Undeniably the Chief Encouragement Officer, Patrick commits to living authentically and celebrating originality which he hopes allows others to own their truth. 

“Being a trailblazer isn’t enough if we don’t encourage others to find and live in their purpose!” 
                                         —Patrick T Cooper