I have a bunch of Boston-related links, which I’ll be putting in a separate post soon. But for now, here’s your regular dose of all things fat, fatshionable, and fascinating. I hope you’re all holding up ok after this week, which has been…well, the Onion says it best.
-I love this ode to Hot Topic.
-On the bullshit that is straight sized women modeling nearly all plus size clothing.
-Check out the Teen Spirit Library, where you can find scans of entire magazines and catalogs from the ’90s!
-12 natural black wedding hairstyles for the offbeat and on-point.
-German fatshionistas, check out this clothing swap!
-Lesley’s spring fatshion guide is both hilarious and full of awesome dresses.
-Ragen writes about both the good and bad medical experiences her girlfriend had when she injured her knee.
-An important piece on the way “love your body” rhetoric shifts the focus to individuals rather than political change.
-A powerful piece about body positivity for women who live at the intersection of oppressions: Mi abuelita: skin color, pecas, and body size.
-Everyone keeps talking about My Mad Fat Diary–I really should start watching it.
-All I have to say about Dove’s latest foray into faux body positivity is UGGH. Luckily, there are a bunch of people who are more eloquent on the matter than I am.
-I love this piece from Tiffany of the More Cabaret on activism, healthism, and fat athletes.
-Fat brides, check out this call for participants in a research project.
Climate Justice and Sustainability
-Martin Luther King and the call to direct action on climate.
-Let’s stop hiding behind recycling and be honest about consumption.
-These two pieces about climate refugees raise an important issue that we, globally, need to deal with.
-Bill McKibben said as much in Deep Economy five years ago, but it’s still important to point out: None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use.
-Married couples on what marriage equality means to them.
-New Zealand passes marriage equality. While singing. And with one MP wearing an amazing fascinator. Kiwis, you’re the coolest.
-Marriage is great, but many LGBT people of color need job safety.
-Cliff answers the question, “How can you be feminist and do BDSM?”
-Reflections on the concept of “passing” as a woman.
-Badass activism: 8-year old follows Tenn. lawmaker until he drops bill linking welfare to school grades.
-28 unicorn-approved rainbow DIYs.
-So much cuteness: the 40 best animal cuddlers of all time.
And look, even more awesomeness!