Wow, it’s almost June already. How did that happen?
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading this week. Feel free to share anything you’ve read or written!
-Check out this call for testimony in support of an act against weight/height discrimination in Massachusetts.
–Sized up: why fat is a queer and feminist issue. YES.
–No more stitch-ups! Media literacy for fat activists.
-I really like this model of activism: focusing on the fabulousness.
-A fat dance company in Portland, OR is seeking dancers.
-It made me so happy to see this post about teaching kids to think critically about the “obesity epidemic” on National Geographic’s education blog.
-Miss Conduct has great advice on handling misplaced compliments about weight loss.
–Reflections on plus size dress forms from a fashion student.
-New Yorkers, check out the Big Fat Flea, which is coming up on June 9th. They keep posting pictures of awesome clothing on their Facebook page, and I’m jealous!
-If you’re thinking about buying one of Gabifresh’s neon fatkinis, read this warning from two women who unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions while wearing them.
-This Harajuku-inspired shoot with unicorns and rainbows is amazing.
-Sadly, Natalie will no longer be making fat necklaces after June 4th. Make sure to snap one up before they’re gone! Luckily, though, you can still get the design on a t-shirt or sweatshirt.
–Mmmm, hat porn.
Climate and Sustainability
–Huzzah! Bill McKibben has won the $100,000 Sophie Prize.
–Signs of hope in the fight against climate change.
–Keystone: what we know.
–Harnessing citizen power to fund a U.S. solar revolution.
-This American Life has a great segment on climate activism.
-This ode to a New Jersey town that was hit by Hurricane Sandy is powerful and sad: “Place is not meant to be eulogized. I don’t want to think that my place may have to be.”
– My friend Kit has a great piece about the problems with the concept of “it gets better.”
-I love this profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines.
–How not to be a dick to your deaf friend, or your friend with depression.
–On working for free.
–What do dress codes say about girls’ bodies?
–11 things not to say to a woman who doesn’t want kids.
–Women are not their worst own beauty critics. I hate that meme, and I’m so glad to see someone taking it down.
-Marianne takes on the problems with trying to scientifically quantify beauty.
I love this way of naming things:
And this…this is just ridiculously adorable. Enjoy!