Happy Friday! Here’s what I’ve been reading this week. Feel free to leave links to things you’ve read or written in the comments.
-I love the official pictures of Gabi Fresh’s swimsuit line (and the post also contains fit info on the suits). I wish it went beyond size 24, but I’m still glad it exists.
–Cool new stuff from Fancy Lady Industries, including a gold glitter “fat” necklace!
-Stacey Bias explains what’s wrong with the “Fitching the Homeless” video that’s gone viral. A much better way to protest the comapny’s assholery: Occupy Abercrombie & Fitch.
–The fat chicks’ shopping guide for summer style, part 1.
-Vegans, check out this new Facebook group: Vegans against fat-shaming.
–Not fat enough for fat activism?
-YES YES YES to all of this: Back off my fat body.
-Check out this call for submissions for a fab fatty zine!
-A great essay from the anthology Hot & Heavy: I came to femme through fat and black.
-I wish I could make everyone read this: Why environmental “hypocrisy” is irrelevant and inevitable.
-In defense of a Fearless Summer.
-Awesome, and right here in MA: climate change activists blocked a freighter from delivering coal to a power plant.
–What you should know about the Philly student walkout.
-Both Rachele and Natalie have powerful pieces about their experience with mental illness–their own or others’.
-So glad to hear this: former NASA engineer awards Kiera Wilmot scholarship to space academy.
–Beyond bindis: why cultural appropriation matters.
–Stopping urban violence by treating it like an infectious disease.
–The rise of Beyonce, the fall of Lauryn Hill: a tale of two icons.
–Why isn’t the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting a “national tragedy?”
–I’m a transwoman, and I’m not interested in being one of the “good ones.
–A trans guy walks into a yoga class…
-I like Marianne’s musings on masculinity.
-I hate to make such a terrible pun, but…who am I kidding? I love to make terrible puns. In any case, this report is just more evidence of why you should take nutritional advice with a grain of salt. *ducks*
–Three good responses to TIME’s bullshit, giant-squid-of-anger-inducing “millenials are lazy” article.
Every time I come across this video, I have to watch it…it’s just that awesome.
Body-positive poetry? Yes, please.
And body-positive music? Hell yeah!