It’s Friday. Why not start off with some fun fluff?
-The ridiculousness of the concept of “extra weight.”
–A few thoughts on Love Your Body Day.
–Five things every gym should already be doing.
-Surprise! Our friends’ attitudes about their bodies influence our own.
-An interview with an awesome fat yoga teacher.
-Passing this along from Fatshionista: a request for Pinterest users willing to be interviewed for a school project.
–Jessica Dee’s Etsy shop has gone live! I think my favorite piece is this brocade skirt.
-This Firefly shirt, which I found through Natalie, is just amazing.
-From the other Natalie comes this unedited rant about looking into fatshion’s navel. She makes so many good, important points–make sure to check it out. I have a lot of thoughts about all of it, and may expand them into a post later.
–Worker abuse is a fashion don’t.
-This Etsy store sells gorgeous, cheap appliques that could easily be made into necklaces by adding a ribbon.
-Through Sal’s post on warm winter tops and jackets, I found the gorgeous clothing brand Desigual. They only carry up to a US 14, booo. But if you’re an in-betweenie, check them out, because their stuff is unique and amazing. I would especially want this shirt if it came in my size.
–Seven cute, quirky, and possibly rule-breaking plus-size sweaterdresses.
-A new advice column I like: Turning the Screw.
–Identity politics and grammar in the developmental writing classroom.
–30 things you don’t have to have by 30.
–Why Occupy’s plan to cancel consumer debt is brilliant. Seriously, this plan is so creative and amazing, it just makes me want to jump for joy.
–The last neighborhood I loved: Rockaway, Queens.
–Ask Lesley: How do I stop accidentally offending people all the time?
–How young is too young for distance running? Interesting reflections on the various impacts of sports, especially running, on children.
–An open letter to yoga teachers.
–Baby echidnas somehow manage to be both ridiculous-looking and adorable.
–The Zen of dogs: on mindfulness, compassion, and connection.
-These are awesome: baker of the year self-portraits.
-An interesting piece about what it’s like to live with face-blindness.
–Not getting it: men, women, and ‘stalk your friends’ apps.
-Really, really interesting: I’m not a “person with a disability”: I’m a disabled person.
-Want to see some amazing flower crowns? Check out this English summer wedding inspiration.
This is fascinating:
Also interesting are John Green’s two Crash Course videos on globalization.
The second video won’t embed for some reason, but you can find it here.