This won’t be a long blog. I lost a friend today. Monique Jurgen, aka MoMo Brown and I knew each other from the old days on the Dimensions website (when it was still a good place to go). We didn’t talk much back then but we’d share a laugh here and there. I admired her entrepreneurial spirit, as she spearheaded Big Girl Gear, a clothing retailer for plus sized women.
Over the past few years we became closer, mostly because of our blogs, and what had turned into a mutual disdain for much of what happened in the social part of the fat community. Mo’s blogs were quite pointed, and her stories, while true, were often quite inflammatory to those who were threatened by her writing.
I don’t know the reason(s) for her passing, but I can tell you that no matter what it was, she had much more life in her. Her upbeat attitude, open heart (for those that deserved it), and positive energy will be missed by many.
Rest in peace, my friend……