Sunday links, 11/9/14

peacock surrounded by leaves on the ground

A peacock at the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, NJ

Fa(t)shion
When sweatpants become a form of protest: “There’s a reason that women dressing casually threatens the status quo — it’s subversive and the ultimate sign of not caring.” Fat women often suffer additional judgment when we dress casually, since an outfit that may be perceived as casually stylish on a thin women is seen as sloppy on a fat woman.
Future beauty: 30 years of Japanese fashion at QAGOMA.
Up close and personal with plus size cosplay shero, Brichibi Cosplays.
-Disappointingly, New Look is removing its plus size line from many stores in the UK. It’s the same old bullshit and it’s frustrating that this just keeps happening despite fat women loudly and regularly professing our interest in fashion.
-Sarah gives tips for finding your personal style, and Sally has advice on going through a style transition.
The Daily Mail fabricated a controversy over t-shirts to sully a women’s rights organization, and it worked.
18 months after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, conditions are improving, but we still have a long way to go.
-Sheri rounds up 50 plus size holiday dresses, and Kellie finds 12 not-so-basic black pieces.
How dressing “ugly” helped me through a breakup.
Delia’s is dying, will live forever in our hearts. You can see more old Delia’s pages here (and of course, the catalog scans I put up a while ago. I keep meaning to get around to scanning and posting more pages…)
-Speaking of things I loved in high school, Marianne went to Hot Topic and got all nostalgic.

Fat Acceptance
Why I can’t wait to be a fat bride.
The CDC encourages workplace discrimination. Boooo.
-“People using the possibility of disability as a way to try to threaten/manipulate the behavior of fat people is ableist, it’s totally fucked up, and it needs to stop.” Continue reading

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Sunday links, 8/31/14

plexiglass rainbow panels attached to bridge in boston

I love Boston because I come across gorgeous art installations like this one while just walking around.

FYI, there will be no Sunday Links next week, as I will be busy doing some fun and exciting things that I’ll tell you about afterwards. Comment moderation may also be a bit slow for the next week or so.

Fa(t)shion
Afropunk fashions: bodies as resistance.
Troll earrings, you guys. TROLL EARRINGS.
-Liz Black has teamed up with Fame & Partners to make a line of plus size fancy dresses. They’re pricey and only go up to a size 22, but they’re gorgeous.
-Skorch Magazine has a guide to plus size retailers’ Labor Day sales (25% off everything at both Domino Dollhouse and Re/Dress, hell yeah!)
-Meet Jes Baker at ModCloth’s open call for models in New York.
Body parts aren’t problems, and they don’t need solutions.
29 plus size jackets, because autumn is right around the corner.
Headwear inspiration from the Countess of Glamour.
-I love Re/Dress’ new lookbook, Farewell Fairytale Summer.
Girls speak out against sexist school dress codes.
A photographer captures the often-overlooked South Asian “aunty” culture.
Found: 15 new plus size labels to love.

Fat Acceptance
It’s not me, it’s you: the absent dialogue around fat women’s sexuality.
Why skinny shaming is not the same as fat discrimination.
-If you have diabetes, check out the Fat Acceptance Diabetes Support List.
Pretending there are no fat people.

close-up of rainbow plexiglass panels and their reflections on the sidewalk Continue reading