Full & Fabulous, International

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30 Years of Excellence & More

By Deborah A. Culp          

When Sharon DuMas-Pugh began Full and Fabulous (now with the International tagged sufficiently on the end) 30 years ago in 1982, she did it with a vision and a $200.00 loan. She could only dream of where it is today! Her original slogan, “Full and Fabulous: A State of Mind, not a Dress size!” Are her words to live by and she has proven that and more, without a doubt. Sharon is the Founder/CEO of Full & Fabulous, International, a nonprofit 501c3 organization.                                   

Having experienced un-kind words and other unmentionable hardships for being “full figured” herself as a teen, she wanted to create a successful vehicle for other overweight girls, teens and women alike. Enhancing self esteem, increasing positive self awareness and teaching them how to promote a better self image overall, were the core goals at that time.

Today, it still is, but many more components and literally thousands of females have been impacted by this necessary entity. Sharon’s years of dedicated, hard work is responsible for Full and Fabulous, International, the National Association of Full figured Teens (NAFFT) and “Get Fit for a Change” the original Health Beauty & Self esteem Expo. All a part of the nonprofit organization Full & Fabulous, International.      

Full & Fabulous, International is more than an ordinary non-profit 501c3 organization. They assist plus size women and girls in coping with the peer pressure of being overweight.  Promoting lifetime habits of good nutrition, physical fitness and “Inner Beauty.”

Any female is welcome to join Full & Fabulous, International, regardless to race, ethnicity or physical location in the world. It is also membership organization which offers a monthly newsletter, workshops in makeup and image building. Modeling self-esteem, proportion-appropriate dressing, and much more. Any female is welcome to join Full & Fabulous, International, regardless to race, ethnicity or location. Besides the record breaking success Ms. Dumas-Pugh is known for in the USA, she has presented Beauty Pageants, workshops and Expos is 3 other countries, thus earning the” International tagline to the base organization.

 Plus, everything that the organization offers is designed to edify the self-esteem, health and beauty of our women and teens.  It is all about them!                      

To join or for more information Call 313-331-4929, Email them at: info@fullandfabulous.org or Check out their website at:  www.fullandfabulous.org


Deborah A. Culp (TPEPost.com Contributing Writer)

About Deborah A. Culp (TPEPost.com Contributing Writer)

Deborah A. Culp is a Freelance Journalist & Consultant with over 20 years of hard earned experience in the business. This includes Print & Broadcast Media. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she now lives in Wilmington, NC. She is a Correspondent to Divine Caroline, TPEPost News, The History of Jazz Music, and For ColoredGurls and formerly with the Wilmington Star News Online. Deborah recently became the Parent & Family Expert for the Examiner.com, Wilmington/Fayetteville, and NC. Still operating as a Freelance Writer/Photographer. She is working on her first book; “Then there was laughter” and has a few business endeavor irons in the fire. She is a staunch volunteer and loves her family & friends.