I remember the very first time I went to a Vegas Bash. I saw her in the hallway and was a little intimidated by her presence. She was so well known because of being a web model (and very popular) here on dims. She was with a few other people and I didn't want to interrupt her but she said, "Hello Terri, Gimme a hug girl!"that was the start of a wonderful friendship. She talked me through some hard times, we chatted with one another about life, she commented on my facebook page and twice she sent me tops in the mail "just because". When my own niece passed away this past Christmas Eve, Monique was an integral part of getting the word out and asking friends to donate so that we could bury our own dear girl. That will forever endear her to my heart. I admired her spirit and she kept me company in the chatroom until the wee morning hours.
I will truly miss this radiant woman and friend and will continue to include her family in my prayers.
It's always sad when a member of the size acceptance community passes. But it's even more so when it's someone like Monique who was always willing to help others by sharing her knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and encouragement. She will be missed.