Sunday Links, 4/26/15

pink cherry blossom tree on path along river

Climate and Sustainability
Loving earth is complicated, says this African-American pastor.
GoSol is crowdfunding a scalable and cost-effective solar solution.
Climate justice is intersectional feminism in action.
Peaceful Uprising’s solidarity work: the year in review.
There would be more regulation of coal mining if it didn’t just affect “hillbillies.”
Polluters Pay! Carbon majors funding loss and damage.
Happy bloody Earth Day: every year, more and more environmental activists are killed.
Swarthmore sit-in ends with fossil fuel divestment support.
The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale.
Is the carbon divestment movement reaching a tipping point?

Fa(t)shion
-The new issue of Skorch is fabulous!
-Also fabulous: Chubby Cartwheels’ “Curves Reign” line.
18 times Janelle Monae took “Flawless” to new heights.
This is what plus size clothes actually look like on plus size women.
Help a young plus size woman find a size 5x prom dress.
Plus size: blogging vs. influencing.
An open letter to Lane Bryant.

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OOTD: floral and lace

plus size outfit with pink coat, lace skirt, black top, floral blazer, pink heart-shaped sunglasses

Coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, top: thrifted, blazer: Pink Clove via ASOS, skirt: Chubby Cartwheels via Re/Dress, teggings: Re/Dress, necklace: Betsey Johnson via eBay, boots: Doc Martens, flower crown: Crown & Glory, earrings: Forever 21, bracelets: miscellaneous, sunglasses: Sweet & Lovely

plus size outfit with lavender lace skirt, black top, floral blazer, lavender floral crown

Betsey Johnson’s jewelry is the best. If a magic genie ever appeared and granted me unlimited jewelry by one designer, I’d pick her hands down–although Tarina Tarantino would be a close second. Continue reading

Sunday links, 1/4/15

trees in the snow

No, it hasn’t snowed here recently–this is from Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s hoping for more snow soon!

Fa(t)shion
13 times Gabourey Sidibe reified her fashion icon and role model status in 2014.
-Casey reviews Re/Dress teggings and Undersummers slip shorts.
12 plus size bloggers who broke the internet in 2014.
-Eloquii will soon roll out a few items in sizes 26 and 28. This is good news, but I have to wonder: why do women who wear 26+ have to ask to be included, and wait for that inclusion to happen gradually? Why do women who wear 30+ still get left out?
How Delia’s conquered the ’90s.
7 times the visible belly outline made an appearance–and inspired me to celebrate my own curves.
Sustainable style: the joy of Chubby Cartwheels!
Plus size uniforms for kids are causing concern about the “childhood obesity epidemic”–but what does said concern do for the kids’ body image?
Why Rum & Coke uses only plus size models.

Fat Acceptance
Make a New Year’s Revolution.
Murder at the intersection of fat and black.
Why fat matters: why isn’t weight stigma seen as a social justice issue?
Let’s hold doctors accountable: a new form of activism?
I had hyperhidrosis in my hands, feet, and underarms–and it was a total enemy to my body image.
-Awesome: a Chrome extension that replaces occurrences of “lose weight” with “get pizza.”

frozen lake surrounded by snowy trees
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Sunday links, 12/21/14

chocolate cupcake with peppermint frosting

#BlackLivesMatter
Why #BlackLivesMatter actions aren’t stopping.
-“We are connected online and in the streets. We are decentralized, but coordinated. Most importantly, we are organized. Yet, we are likely not respectable negroes. We stand beside each other, not in front of one another. We do not cast any one of ours to the side in order to gain proximity to perceived power.”
-Powerful pictures from #ChanukahActions around the country, including the one I attended in Brookline.
26 ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets.
“Some of the worst racist tragedies in history have been perfectly legal”: Kimberlé Crenshaw on Eric Garner, Broken Windows and police impunity.
When we talk about police shootings, we need to talk about gender.
-This makes my heart happy: two women who met at the protests in Ferguson are getting married.

One of the pictures I took at the Brookline Chanukah Action

One of the pictures I took at the Brookline Chanukah Action

Angela Davis: “There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery.”
-It is beyond disturbing to learn about how the Cleveland police treated the family members of both Eric Crawford and Tamir Rice after they were killed.
Policing is a dirty job, but nobody’s gotta do it: 6 ideas for a cop-free world.  In the meantime, Richmond, CA is an example of how a police department can do better.
Being a cop showed me just how violent and racist the police are. There’s only one fix.
From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the racist state of America persists. You can read more about Assata’s situation here and here, and sign a petition asking Obama to pardon her.
-This is great: Product Review: The Invisible Backpack of White Privilege from L.L. Bean.

Fa(t)shion
-Glitterinthedirt interviews Tracy of Domino Dollhouse and Shawna of Chubby Cartwheels about the small business side of plus size fashion–very relevant to what I was talking about in this post.
Fashion and feminism: Taja Lindley of Colored Girls Hustle.
-The new issue of Skorch is awesome as always.
33 plus size dresses for New Year’s Eve–because what better night to channel Beyoncé?
17 bizarre Nicki Minaj outfits, because she knows how to make costume-wear look incredibly cool.
-The Fab Fatty Wonderland clothing swap looks amazing!
The next big plus model is also a master’s grad, philanthropist, and all-around bad-ass.
-I’m drooling over the Marchesa gowns that Nicolette got to see up close in NYC.
11 inspiring holiday outfits from our favorite plus-size bloggers. Continue reading