Late April/early May is my favorite time of the year: when nature is as pink as I am.
Happy Mothers’ Day!
-Fat Girl Posing’s spring pastel shoot is gorgeous.
-My friend Femma’s Etsy shop Femme Fat Sew is live!
-A plus size student was suspended for a supposedly revealing prom dress, while her straight size classmates got away with much skimpier dresses.
–TheCURVYCon is coming to New York, and will have Amber Riley as a keynote speaker!
–I said yes to the (gay wedding) dress.
–Ten body-positive tips for plus size brides.
-This leather corset is gorgeous, comes in sizes XXS – 12XL, and even comes in pink!
–Bombsheller has extended their leggings’ size range to include 2XL, and is working their way up to 6XL.
–1910, Paris: some of the world’s first street style photography.
–At this fashion library, you check out clothes instead of buying them.
–Has it occurred to you that fat people have taste?
–ModCloth’s men show their support of their body-positive pool party.
–Russian artist compares famous designers’ dresses with nature.
–That one time I had liposuction and my life still sucked.
–DadBod: three things I love/hate.
–Fat-shaming vs. fat discrimination.
-A roundup of Bitch Flick’s posts on fatphobia and fat positivity in movies and TV, including two posts about Steven Universe.
–Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades. It’s too bad that she recommends trying to stay at the lower end of your weight range rather than just aiming for health and letting your weight fall wherever it falls, but otherwise it’s a good piece.
–FDA: trade your double chin for nerve damage!
–Today fat yoga, tomorrow fat kayaking? Some thoughts on kayaking while fat, safe spaces, and inclusiveness.
–This International No Diet Day photo is awesome, so here are 7 other reasons you should never have to justify eating.
–Defending fat-positive space. Continue reading
-Thank God: Six police officers to be criminally charged in Freddie Gray’s death.
–Meet Marilyn Mosby, the badass prosecutor fighting for justice in Baltimore.
-This is a really comprehensive and useful post: Everything we know about Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising and how you can help.
–Baltimore Uprising is a central space for information that can be updated in real time.
–Baltimore’s failure is rooted in decisions that were made 100 years ago.
–Baltimore been burning.
-Jessica Williams as Effie Trinket in Baltimore on The Daily Show = brilliant.
–The economic devastation fueling the anger in Baltimore.
-“When protests and riots broke out against oppressive regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen as part of the Arab Spring, Americans cheered.”
–Nonviolence as compliance.
-Cartoon: great moments in peaceful protest history.
-“Economic disruption has always impacted political decisions. That was the Boston Tea Party, right?”
-The parallels between Baltimore and Mexico: “On both sides of the border, the absence of any sane, humane, industrial or rural policy has created concentrations of dispensable peoples.”
–The hideous white hypocrisy behind the Baltimore “Hero Mom” hype: how clueless media applause excuses police brutality.
–Black America’s Baltimore schism: why the Freddie Gray tragedy demands serious soul-searching.
-Poem of the week: A Small Needful Fact by Ross Gay. (Note: the font is very light, so it’s easier to read if you highlight it.)
–Where my girls at: meet two of Ferguson’s black queer activists.
–Black Lives Matter protesters in NYC stock Forever 21 with “Never 21” t-shirts.
–The fallacy of “if you really liked yourself, other people’s opinions wouldn’t matter.”
–Fat by choice: happy and healthy at the intersections of size and mental health.
–I’ll take up all the damn space I want.
-A reminder of why I do fat activism: When they say “war on obesity,” I hear “casualties.” FA isn’t just about body image or self-esteem, although those are important. It’s about fighting a culture of fatphobia that literally kills and maims people.
–I thought I was over my body image issues until I got diabetes.
–Colorado preschool literally takes candy from a baby.
A few tasty things I’ve eaten recently. This one is tofu bibimbop.
–Quote of the day: Janelle Monae is not for male consumption.
-Celeb kids wearing awesome gender-bending outfits: Jaden Smith in a dress, and Mark Ruffalo and his daughter Bella in matching suits.
–I went in search of non-boring plus size activewear and this is what I found.
–The folk feminist struggle behind the chola fashion trend.
–Lane Bryant #ImNoAngel campaign misses the (stretch) mark.
–13 plus size neoprene fashions to rock this spring.
-My friend Femma has started Femme FatSew, a blog about sewing plus size clothes.
-Pepper recounts a challenge in which plus size bloggers wear outfits that match different fun, springy shades of nail polish.
-I so want to try to make this DIY flower-filled tulle skirt.
–Pregnancy, obesity, and the lies we tell.
–Obesity, dementia, and some seriously shady reporting.
–Help Rachel attend yoga teacher training so she can bring more body-positive yoga to the Boston area!
–How to help a fat-shamed kid.
–Ugliness is not a fat person’s worth fear, it’s being invisible.
Pizza with broccoli, lemon, goat cheese, garlic, mushrooms, and basil
Saw this great poem on the T on my way to work. It reads:
This Is Just To Say, after William Carlos Williams, by Rachel Wiley
This is Just to Say/I have eaten/the beauty standards/that were in/the icebox/and which you were probably/clinging to/for profit/Forgive me/They were ridiculous/so binding/and so cold.
–Meet the internet’s goth body-positive princess!
–Top 10 weirdo-babe plus size shops.
-These 50 Lindy Bop dresses are gorgeous. I especially love #s 1, 5, and 7.
–#DropThePlus campaign by Stefania Ferrario and Ajay Rochester ignites social media–but is it invalidating to actual plus size women?
–11 Lakme Fashion Week looks that will inspire your spring wardrobe.
–6 bloggers wearing gorgeous floral dresses from Igigi.
-My new favorite shop: Asunder, which makes gothy, witchy, Victorian-inspired jewelry.
–Which ’90s jewelry trends are primed for a comeback?
–How “obesity” became a disease.
–The trouble with before-and-after pictures.
–Are there fat Asians? Yes, I’m one of them.
-I’m looking forward to Susan Greenhalgh’s upcoming book Fat Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat.
-Marilyn Wann has started Hank’s Gab Café, a “fat-positive place for people of all sizes and descriptions.”
-If you can, help out Rob, a man who is suffering a health crisis because his doctors spend years blaming his symptoms on his size rather than treating them.
Saw this pinkish-purple SUV on my trip to the Cape last week. If I ever get a car, it will be this color.