I’ve got lots and lots of links for you today, to tide you over for the next month. (And I’m freaking out a little…I love writing but I have so much resistance to get past. Here’s hoping I’ll be able to push through it.)
More Sandy-related links (earlier links here)
–Helping victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
–Why Sandy matters to the election.
-First responders = amazing. If you can, go hug one.
-How to donate and volunteer responsibly.
-NASA warned New York about hurricane danger six years ago.
-The hideous inequality exposed by the hurricane. (This sounds familiar…it’s almost like a similar disaster, with similarly worse effects on poor people, happened in another major city seven years ago.)
-From the Onion: Nation suddenly realizes this just going to be a thing that happens from now on.
-Exciting news: Fatshion blogger Jessica Dee is starting a clothing line! And it’s full of shiny things.
–Nicole and Damien’s gothic handfasting Halloween party – the outfits are amazing.
–My top is not out of control.
-Kath of Fat Heffalump gives an example of how not to market to fat customers, and offers to help plus size fashion companies get it right.
–Color crush: galactic silver. Love!
-Incredibly gorgeous floral clothing.
–Suit or Sari? On professionalism and “ethnic” dressing.
–Fashion Friday: Money–a lot of good points in here.
–5 lessons Nicki Ninaj can teach you about personal style.
-Plus size models get laughed at by Toronto Fashion Week audience. ARGHH *giant squid of anger*
-This Simply Be launch party looks like a lot of fun. I wish they had stores in the US! (Come to think of it, I wish Boston had any plus size stores other than Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, and Avenue. Bahh.)
–Beyond 3X: Fashions for the plus size woman.
-A conversation on the many sucky ways Old Navy treats its plus size customers.
-Amazing kawaii decoden sunglasses. Especially the ones with the spikes.
-There’s a new Tumblr, Fat Sale, for selling and buying plus size clothes.
-If you’re in Brisbane, check out this fab fatshion event! I’m going to keep working on my teleportation skills so I can try to make it. (Also, because I’ve always wanted to visit Australia.)
-Target will be releasing a clothing collection in collaboration with designer Prabal Gurung. The pictures look gorgeous, but there’s no word on the size range. I really hope they include plus sizes, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t.
-A frosted fairytale of a store window.
-The Fat Nutrionist on the concept of “food addiction.” (And a related oldie-but-goodie: Joy Nash’s Fat Rant 2: Confessions of the Compulsive.)
–Why the “war on fat” is a scam to peddle drugs.
–On debates and comments and exhaustion.
-A brilliant piece from Lesley on “glorifying obesity.”
–Fat yoga pictures are the best.
–Hospitals, healthcare costs, and fat people.
–How to reduce heart attacks without any mention of weight.
-Fat stigma at the grocery store.
-Would you assume this man is unhealthy based on his looks? If so, think again.
–The myth of the butterfly.
-A compilation of good books with fat characters.
-Why are progressives ignoring immigrant women?
-Dia De Los Muertos is not your Halloween.
–Your bootstraps are ours now. Good luck! – a story of a family who had to go on food stamps because the government seized their land.
–The erosion of worker benefits.
-Why we need to stop referring to women as “classy.”
-Why dressing up like a Native American for Halloween is really, really not ok.
-Joe Biden calls transgender rights the civil rights issue of our time. Rock on, Joe.
-“I was a ‘lazy welfare mother.‘”
-A transwoman’s experience with suddenly facing ubiquitous sexism after she transitioned.
–Meet Moses, the orphaned baby elephant raised by a human mom. At the end of the post, there’s an especially adorable picture of Moses and his kitty friend.
–Zoo animals with jack-o-lanterns!
If you’re working up an appetite reading all these links, here’s some delicious, delicious math!
And if you’ve always wanted to learn how to parallel park…