Fall is glorious.
I apologize for the lateness of the links roundup–my brain was way too tired on Friday to deal with it, and I was out all day yesterday. But I will make up for it with lots and lots of interesting stuff (thank you, internet, for being so smart and thoughtful this week).
-As a cupcake fanatic, I am contractually obligated to announce that ModCloth now has a plus size cupcake-print dress (!).
-North Carolinian fatties, check out this upcoming clothing swap!
-There’s one for Philadelphians too.
-Fellow Bostonians, check out the launch event for Thicky Chicky, an online plus size boutique. (I finally get to attend one of those glamorous fatshion events I see all over the blogosphere, yay!)
-Fancy Lady Industries, known for their iconic fat necklace, now has beaded tiaras and other cool new handmade things.
-Skorch’s top ten plus size Halloween costumes.
Watching Amber Riley dance always makes me happy.
–Chubstr interviews Rachel Kacenjar of Re/Dress.
–These dresses are pure eye candy.
–NYC’s textile recycling program reaches the one million pound mark.
-A fascinating post about the history and meanings of dapper style.
–Alison brings back platform flip-flops, to which I say, YES.
–Fat dudes are hot. Yes, yes, and hell yes!
-Jes of the Militant Baker is organizing a body love conference that sounds awesome! Spread the word, and help them out on Kickstarter if you can.
-Boston fatties, there’s another fun event coming up: a day of bellydance, self-defense, and yoga classes.
–Government org photoshops a little girl to make her fat. Blehh.
-Marianne delves into the various issues surrounding professor Geoffrey Miller’s douchey tweet.
-Sarah makes an important point about the way class colors people’s reactions to the fatphobic statements of both Dr. Miller and Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO.
-I love coming across adorable fat couples on wedding blogs!
–Ragen Chastain’s dance classes are now available to download for $5 each.
Climate and Sustainability
–This DIY kids’ playhouse stays naturally cool during the summer. I may be an adult, but I want a playhouse like that. It looks so fun!
–Cutting carbon dioxide isn’t enough: we have to invest in technology to remove the CO2 already in the atmopshere.
–Is Australia the face of climate change to come?
-Also in Australia, in a promising developlment, scientists print flexible solar panels.
–Corporate “sustainability” is not sustainable.
–An interview with one of my favorite climate change journalists, David Roberts.
–How two plant geeks grew a permaculture oasis in an ordinary backyard. I just started reading their book, and it’s really good. I like that they focus both on social justice and on repairing, rather than just sustaining, the natural world.
-It’s no secret that I’m a bit obsessed with Pantone. So I’m loving both this Pantone-themed dessert table, and this project in which a photographer matches Pantone colors to real world things.
–Why it’s time to genderflip Doctor Who. I doubt it’ll happen, but I’d love to see it. (My personal vote? Gina Torres.)
–I’m biracial, and that Cheerios ad is a big fucking deal. As someone whose future family may well look like the one in the Cheerios ad, I second this so much. Also, the ad is just ridiculously adorable…and now I have the burning urge to dump cereal on my dad.
–These two posts have good explanations of what’s going on in Turkey this week. Here is a list of ways you can take action. And check out these 36 surreal and defiant pictures from Occupy Gezi, this awesomely gutsy act of civil disobedience by a game show host, and this first-person account of practicing yoga at the protests.
This is fascinating, and a bit mind-blowing:
–Fuck purple, I want to be a footballin’ granny – YES!
–Dating from the margins: “She’s kind of insecure,” or the Catch-22 of marginalization.
–Elodie’s latest guest post at Captain Awkward is wonderful. And there’s a plush herpes virus involved. Go read!
–Why Tumblr is perfect for the trans community.
-A powerful story: My dentist was made to believe I was dead, and it made me realize why I shouldn’t kill myself and you shouldn’t either.
Best response ever to the question, “If you like girls, why don’t you dress like one?”