About me/Contact

Hi, I’m Laura, a Bostonian fatshionista and writer.

I enjoy: walking in the woods, exploring the city, being in or near water, dancing, yoga, playing dress-up, curling up with a good book, watching burlesque (especially geeky burlesque!) and circus arts, collaging

I love: puns, baby goats, Cards Against Humanity, dahlias, all things Joss Whedon, fall in New England, ’90s rock, Thai food, fluffy dogs, cupcakes, the Dresden Dolls, carousels

My style icons: Beth Ditto, Nicki Minaj, Betsey Johnson, Tess Munster, Courtney Love, Effie Trinket

My favorite quote:
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” – Emma Goldman

You can reach me at tutusandtinyhats at gmail dot com.

My Writing Elsewhere on the Internet
– Guest post at Anytime Yoga: On Apples and Abdominal Adiposity (originally posted here)
Are Fatshionistas Pioneering a Deep Economy of Fashion? at Glorify (originally posted here)
Making Fatshion Accessible for All, Required for None at Glorify
Can We See the World Without Destroying It? The Need for Sustainable Travel at Trip Logic

21 thoughts on “About me/Contact

  1. HI Laura; Thank you for ‘liking’ my Tarte Nouveau Designs facebook page. I imagine you found me through Yael Perez or perhaps the wonderful boutique in Montreal “Toutounes Atomique” where they have a marvelous array of fun clothing and accessories for real women : )
    If you are ever in Montreal, do check out their store. The owners are darlings! Here is their website : http://www.toutounesatomiques.net//index.php?cID=178 (I hope I have pasted it correctly)
    Bobbi Lynn (Tarte Nouveau Designs)

  2. Pingback: My latest post on Glorify | Tutus And Tiny Hats

  3. Hi Laura!

    I am a senior at Tufts University and am writing my Sociology senior research paper on fat acceptance/ BBW communities. During my research on the fat liberation movement in the Boston area I came across your blog.

    I was hoping that you could possibly give me some information on fat acceptance meet ups/ support groups or events in the Boston area. I need to attend 3-4 events to do some field work but I have been having a difficult time tracking some down. Any information you could give me would be much appreciated!

    Thank you for all you have done to support the movement!


    Maria Campbell

    • Hi! That’s awesome that you’re doing your senior research project on FA communities, and I would love to help. I saw that you already requested to join the Boston Fatties Meetup Group on Facebook, which is probably the best way to find out about events in the area. I am having a clothing swap on Saturday, which I just invited you to; there is also another swap/socializing event coming up on Sunday. Then there’s The Big Thrifty coming up in May. If I hear of anything else, I will let you know!

  4. Hi Laura,

    I’m a writer for TODAY.com, the website for NBC’s “Today” show, and I’m writing a post about microaggressions + weight. You wrote a great post on that a couple years back [LINK: https://tutusandtinyhats.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/my-body-is-not-heartbreaking-more-fun-with-microaggressions/%5D and I wondered if you’d have some time to get on the phone with me today to talk about some of your personal experiences with these sorts of “microaggressive” comments about size & weight.

    The topic is kind of in the news this week, after Mindy Kaling’s comments on Jimmy Kimmel [LINK :http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyhennen/mindy-kaling-on-backhanded-compliments%5D. Anyway, send me an email if you’re interested in participating. Thanks!

  5. Happy to read this! My mom and all her friends were large. I grew up seeing them all as beautiful. As I got older and saw the ‘fat prejudice’, I couldn’t understand it. Now it just makes me mad and sad. Some day I hope everyone gets over their own insecurities and stops looking around for somewhere to point their finger. Great blog!!

  6. Okay, I’ve been reading your blog for over a year, but never checked out your “About” page…
    (So now I’m just gonna sit here and quietly and creepily pretend we are best friends.)

  7. OMG we have so much in common; I love your style and shiny things are the best…my kids used to tell me I was like a bird-attracted to shiny stuff to prepare my nest. I look forward to reading all your posts.

  8. Hi Laura! I know you’re on a semi hiatus but I’d like your opinion on something … So there was this blogger/fatshionista that I absolutely loved. She’s really quite popular in the bopo community. Recently I found out that she does a lot of illegal drugs and also does feeder porn. I think it’s supposed to be a really big secret but I’ve lost a LOT of respect for her and now I’m just sad. What would you do if you were in my shoes?

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