–Size 4x (and larger) shoppers are skeptical and require special outreach.
-Skorch magazine rounds up fun items that come in sizes 30-36. I have that Ashley Nell Tipton dress!
-Nancy rounds up wonderfully witchy items. I’ve also noticed that City Chic has a bunch of black, flowy, goth-y clothes lately–I’ll try to do a roundup of some of them.
-Elena writes about how she’s had to change the style clothing she wears due to her fibromyalgia.
–Plus Size Blogger Babes is a new Facebook group for blog marketing, promotion, and sales.
-Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa are organizing a plus size fashion event in NYC called CurvyCon.
-Navabi now has a plus size wedding boutique.
-Where to buy plus size prom and formalwear.
–Burlesque icon Dirty Martini responds to Lucky Pierre’s size discrimination incident.
–Being thin didn’t make me happy, but being fat does.
–Your experience is invalid: “This is not about you walking a mile in my shoes. It’s about you never having walked in my particular pair of shoes, but still believing me when I say they gave me blisters.”
-Fat girl comics, part one and two.
–You’ll remember Leonard Nimoy as Spock. I’ll remember him as a “Love Your Body” activist for women.
Climate and Sustainability
–Rising seas could force the largest-ever human exodus.
–Obama just vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. Now what?
–If we Dust Bowl-ify Mexico and Central American, immigration policy will have to change. (Well, our immigration policy already needs to change, but yes.)
-Petition: Release the Maldives’ President Mohamed Nasheed, a climate change hero and democracy advocate who has been jailed by the country’s authoritarian regime.
Jobs and the Economy
–Beware billionaires bearing gifts: a philanthropist is not a populist.
–How to work in tech and still be a “good San Franciscan.”
–Students for economic pluralism, unite! How college kids are taking on the “high priests” of money.
-“What we define as ‘adult’ is as much a function of corporate greed as it is ethics or philosophy. It’s always about the money.”
-I hope more companies follow the lead of this tech startup with a 32-hour, 4-day workweek.
–These neighbors got together to buy vacant buildings. Now they’re renting to bakers and brewers.
–“We won’t pay:” students in debt take on for-profit college institution.
–As ranks swell but paychecks dwindle, adjuncts hold a National Day of Action.
-“No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.”
An animated video about the problems with society’s views on weight and health:
–I was a hairy brown girl; there was nothing wrong with me then, and there’s nothing wrong with me now.
–The problem with calling for the demilitarization “of the police.”
–Top ten florists to follow for every flower junkie. If, like me, you don’t have Instagram, you can also follow most of them on Facebook.
–Elizabeth Gadd’s red dress photo series–in which she photographed herself wearing a red dress in front of stunning Icelandic landscapes–is incredible.
–I don’t know what happens when we die, but I hope it’s ok.
–Someone tell me that I’ll live: on murder, media, and being a trans woman in 2015.
–Photos: the Bolivian grandmothers’ handball league.
–Eclairs decorated to look like cats? Hell yes.
–The 6 most romantic waterfalls in the world.
–Nearly frozen waves waves captured on camera by Nantucket photographer. Mmmm, ocean slushie.
–This majestic cathedral is made entirely of living, breathing trees.
–15 foods that unicorns would definitely eat.
More Iceland gorgeousness, from one of Elizabeth Gadd’s fellow travelers. This video makes me want to go back so badly.