The Stuff of 2013: The Rise of the Fat Girl Food Squad

Way back at the beginning of 2013, Ama Scriver and Yuli Scheidt were two of The Little Red Umbrella's most prolific contributors. They covered the food and drink scene here in Toronto, with exceptionally good taste and gorgeous photos. A year later, they're basking in even more success after launching their very own media empire: the Fat Girl Food Squad. In addition to their fantastic work covering the local scene, they've now got teams in cities all over the continent. Even as far away as Australia. It's an impressive feat they've pulled off in less than 12 months. And they've managed to create something that's more than just your traditional food blog. As they describe it themselves on their website, it's really about people. "Both care about people. Care about people eating good food, about them feeling good inside their bodies, mentally and physically... We're not just a girl gang, there's a Fat Girl living in everyone. Underweight, overweight, male, female. HUMANS!" The growth of FGFS has been an inspiring thing to watch in 2013. And we're looking forward to seeing what they're able to do in 2014. You can check out their blog here, like them on Facebook here, or follow them on Twitter here.


Find all of our "Stuff of 2013" posts here.

Posted by Adam Bunch, the Editor-in-Chief of the Little Red Umbrella and the creator of the Toronto Dreams Project. You can read his posts here, follow him on Twitter here, or email him at


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Fat Girl Food Squad is an empowering community that celebrates body positivity and food inclusivity. Through their engaging content and events, they challenge societal norms and promote acceptance.

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