Friday links, 2/22/13

Stuffed French toast with caramelized apples, dried cranberries, and goat cheese. Nom!

Fat Acceptance
Get ready for NOLOSE 2013, which sounds amazing! I would love to make it to NOLOSE someday.
-Toronto fatties of color, check out the It Gets Fatter Project’s Fat Talk.
-Participate in a cultural shift by submitting your health care story to ASDAH’s Resolved: Addressing Weight Bias in Health Care video project.
There’s no need for this obesity epidemic hysteria.
How not to be a dick to your fat friends.
Thigh gaps, calories, and ignorance about how bodies actually work.
-On not being impressed with thin people trying to be the voice of FA.
HAES matters: a health at every size model for our children.
Mindful eating: what it is, what it isn’t, and why kids don’t need it.
Talented fat people are not actually shocking.
-Laura Beck gets to the heart of so much fat hatred.
-Both Glorify and Fierce, Freethinking Fatties are inviting fatties from marginalized backgrounds to write for them.
How I learned to love my fat arms.

Fa(t)shion
Tutu DuMonde’s clothing is gorgeous–too bad it’s for children! I’d totally wear it if it came in my size–unlike Jeska, I have no qualms about going to the bank dressed like a 1920’s circus performer.
-Continuum’s Constrvct collection is such a cool idea–you can design your own fashion, and then the clothing is custom-made to your measurements. It’s not particularly affordable, but I’m still glad it exists.
-Check out Rachele’s How To Be a Fat Bitch e-course #3, which is about fatshion.
A review of a Sealed With A Kiss dress, and a really cool Etsy shop that makes custom clothing.
Not for girls: are women ditching pink?
Dressing for yourself and dressing to put others at ease.
ABAN: Empowering girls in Ghana, one fabric at a time.
Stop telling girls their hemlines are too short.
-A fabulous punk Marie Antoinette-themed photoshoot.
-Total eye candy: a floral affair.

Everything Else
How not to write a travel piece like Nicholas Kristof.
Why you shouldn’t participate in voluntourism.
The war on sex workers.
The triple-pane windows theory: a shockingly simple blueprint for cities to save the planet without wrecking the economy.
A tiny village in Vietnam where women choose to be single mothers.
The curious case of Reeva Steenkamp’s boyfriend.

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