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MAUI BIGELOW

2022 ICON OF THE YEAR HONOREE

Maui Bigelow discovered the power of her digital voice in 2008 — when Facebook and Twitter ran the social media streets and Instagram was not even thought about.  Now, a media juggernaut and respected voice in numerous communities, Maui’s mission is pretty simple – to create a path for women to emerge and thrive boldly, deliberately, and unapologetically.

Curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a platform that blends feminism with social, fashion, and beauty culture, the Albany State alum is known for bringing progressive, authentic conversations with southern charm, like only she can. She draws hundreds of thousands of yearly readers through her experiences in healing and personal transformations, social change work, and plus style and beauty. 

She has loaned her voice to numerous platforms, including MadameNoire, HelloBeautiful, and Fashionista and she has been featured in Associated Press, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Ebony, and Seventeen Magazine, just to name a few. Maui is 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 many brands including Lane Bryant, Eloquii, L’Oreal, Mailchimp, Mazda, and Carol’s Daughter, amongst many more. 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. 

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