-The Fat Nutritionist has a lovely post of advice on dealing with the holidays.
-It’s not because I’m fat.
-This New Moon article about food and eating is amazing. I hope it reaches many, many girls.
-The end of fat people: goodbye, Hostess.
-Lesley writes movingly about her preteen eating disordered years.
-A lovely piece–complete with adorable baby pictures!– by a mother who found that she could no longer hate her chin once she saw the same feature on her daughter.
-A new study shows that, despite the growing number of fatshion bloggers, mainstream companies have not responded by making more plus-size clothes. Although that’s disappointing, I agree with Nicolette Mason’s quote in the article. She says that the independent plus-size marketplace is thriving, and gives many examples of indie plus-size lines. Also, how cool is it that there’s a study called “Frustrated Fatshionistas: An Institutional Theory Perspective on Consumer Quests for Greater Choice in Mainstream Markets?”
-Threadless’ TARDamask shirt is back in stock! They only have a few sizes available (and unfortunately no Men’s 2XL, which should fit me according to the size chart), but if you wear one of those sizes, check it out.
-These costumes are amazing.
-Who knew that Land’s End made some nice plus size clothing, including this lovely sequined skirt?
-The real cost of your clothing.
-Smart internet shopping for style lovers.
-This plus size Australian clothing swap sounds like so much fun!
-Tuesday was Transgender Day of Remembrance, which should be a day of action for cisgender people.
-Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor under Clinton, is working on a film about inequality in the US. He’s amazing–I took a class with him in college, and he’s probably the best lecturer I’ve ever heard. He can make any concept understandable and fascinating, and he’s got a great sense of humor. The inequality in our society right now is a huge, huge issue, and I’m glad he’s trying to bring it to light. I highly recommend donating to his Kickstarter, or at least passing on the word.
-A must-read from Dahlia Lithwick: I didn’t come back to Jerusalem to be in a war.
-Cliff mocks the latest issue of Cosmo, which is as ridiculous as usual.
-A beautiful story by an adopted transwoman whose Korean birth mother gave her the courage to transition.
-A great comic from The Oatmeal about creating things for a living.
-Wedding inspiration: English summer wedding and garden bohemian wedding. Oh my God the flower crowns!
-An awesome bride-to-be refuses to hide her disability at her wedding.
-Huzzah for gay penguin daddies!
-Why we should never stop talking about postpartum depression.
-The illusion of personal responsibility; women can’t “make” men do anything, including not rape them.
-Mourning the poet Adrienne Rich, complicated by her transmisogyny.
-Sometimes trying ona different gender/gender presentation for a class project can be demeaning to GLBT people, but this guy did it right. He was respectful to the people who normally dress as he did for the project, and he learned some pretty unfortunate stuff.
A great video from Hank Green on why life can be terrifying, and why that’s ok: