About Shelby Lemaster

I’m Shelby Lemaster, a 26-year-old, Eastern Kentucky transplant with a tremendous love for the city of Louisville. I’m an alumnus of U of L where I received my Bachelor’s in English Literature. Soon I’ll be pursuing my post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies. I live my life to the fullest and wholeheartedly believe in the powers of myself, positivity, and kindness. I like stepping out of my comfort zone and breaking stereotypes that are often conceived of fat people especially in regards to fashion, dating, and lifestyle. I’m passionate about helping others, music, and style. In my free time I love to go out, dance, spend time with loved ones, enjoy the bourbon that our fine state has to offer, and spread joy. I’m ecstatic to be a contributing member of the Yes Louisville team and hope to shed light on the topics of body positivity and mental health.

Recent Articles By Shelby

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Coming and Staying Out #FleurDeFat

Celebrate who you are. All the time. Without hesitation. Without compromise. #FleurDeFat

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Green Pastures #FleurDeFat no.9

Green pastures don’t grow without a little rain. #FleurDeFat

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Rain Rain, Go Away [#FleurDeFat no.8]

Weather whiplash got you down? Snap out of the funk w/ tips from #FleurDeFat!

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Resolving Resolutions [#FleurDeFat no.7]

New year, new me? With every new year, it seems as though resolutions grow more and more prevalent whether on the internet, via ads, talking with friends, or strangers even. I’ve always found the idea of New Year’s resolutions to be strange and trying for me. As someone who has been overweight all my life, […]

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Tinsel Tightrope [#FleurDeFat no.6]

The holidays are both a joyous and stressful time of year. I’m at a place in my life where this time of year is changing from years past and I’ve been surprised, anxious, and grateful for that. I recently got engaged (it’s been almost two months and that’s still strange to type) and we had […]

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Timelines: A Lesson In Adulting [#FleurDeFat no.5]

Timelines: from an early age I learned the importance of them. In elementary school, that’s how my social studies teacher taught the topic of class daily, by drawing a timeline on the plastic projector sheets and explaining the order of events in history. For many years, I thought that time was linear, that my experiences […]

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Strength In Vulnerability [#FleurDeFat no.4 #BetterYou]

Hey, positivity is great. I try to live my life as positively as I can, but somedays, that’s a struggle to say the least. “Positivity” has become such a buzzword on the interwebz as of late and I am so GLAD to see everyone living their best lives. BUT sometimes being positive on days that […]

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends [#FleurDeFat no.3]

Adulting can be tough sometimes. All my young life I always wanted to grow up and leave my tiny eastern Kentucky hometown to start an adventure somewhere big and that’s exactly what I did. One of my favorite parts of growing up and moving to Louisville has been learning what is healthy for me as […]

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How To Love Yourself When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough [#FleurDeFat no.2]

If you’ve been on the Internet within the past year, you’ve probably read the terms “self-love” and “self-care” at least once. To me, these terms mean different things for different people. Generally, they are both pretty self-explanatory, and at the risk of redundancy, I will put into very broad terms what they mean in my […]