Friday links, 3/8/13

Happy Friday! If you can, help restore Re/Dress. Rachel Kacenjar of Cupcake & Cuddlebunny and Sweettooth Couture has bought the store, and she has some awesome plans for it–including re-opening a physical location in 2014.

Environmental Justice/Sustainability
-This is really important and powerful: With climate change, a bad deal gets even worse for the global South.
How climate change affects people of color.
The children: why a generation is putting itself on the line for the climate. I have so much respect and admiration for these students.
Australia officially blames climate change for “angry summer.”
Supercapacitors may have the potential to change the world.
Back to the land again: folk schools teach skills for modern-day survival.
-Some good news: the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign is halfway to its goal of retiring a third of the US’ coal-fired power, and
solar power is quickly becoming economically sustainable.
Dancing the world into being: a conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson.
Generational impacts of climate change: what will it mean for you?
-Have I mentioned I love Boston? I have a new reason to be proud of my city: the Higher Ground Farm, which will open this spring on the roof of the Boston Design Center and will be the world’s second-largest rooftop farm.

What good is a movement without songs?

Fa(t)shion
Welcome to Sue Kreitzman’s wild and wonderfully colorful world.
-Check out the Curvy Elle, an Etsy shop that sells vintage plus size clothing.
-On the pressure for professional black women to dress “the right way,” that is, the way that de-emphasizes their femaleness and blackness.
-This winter wedding shoot features an amazing hat made out of roses.
-Check out the new issue of Skorch! As always, it’s full of fabulousity.

I love this fat Russian ballet company.

Fat Acceptance
Why my fat is different from your fat: thoughts on thin privilege at different sizes.
-A really interesting behind-the-scenes explanations for the sudden “rise” in obesity-related illness.
How I got over my thighs.
Advice for the advice column: “What do I do if my wife gets fat?”
-Another example of how anti-fat bias, not fat itself, is bad for health: a teenage boy in New Zealand had to undergo emergency knee surgery for an infection after his doctor blamed the pain on his weight.
-How the mainstream media creates the very problems it decries.
Weight-free public health messages.
A letter to Adam Hill.

Everything Else
Scientists report first cure of HIV in a child!
Viral video shows the extent of US wealth inequality.
-This recipe for baked apples stuffed with almonds and candied ginger sounds delicious!
-I can’t find the original source for this quote about the effects of posting nude pictures online, but I really like it.
Elevator-shaming and ableism: why pro-stairs health campaigns kind of suck.
-This textile art is gorgeous.
-Also gorgeous: this colorful, sparkly, psychedelic artwork.
Why salt doesn’t deserve its bad rap.
To eat quinoa or not: as the controversy continues, are we even asking the right questions?
-Huzzah! Joss Whedon plans to shoot “Dr. Horrible 2” in 2013.

One thought on “Friday links, 3/8/13

  1. Pingback: Why climate justice matters to me | Tutus And Tiny Hats

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