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, 2/23/14

One of my malamute friends chilling on a rapidly-melting pile of snow

Fa(t)shion
-Check out this master list of plus size stores that I contributed to!
-Melbourne fatshionistas, check out this plus market.
-Eloquii is back! They’re still expensive, but they have some really cute stuff, like this sequin skirt.
Leah writes about three blogs she recommends (including mine, yay!).

Fat Acceptance
-A new study suggests that loneliness is worse for our health than “obesity,” and Lindy West’s analysis is BRILLIANT. Seriously, read it and spread it as widely as you can. It’s the kind of piece that could make a lot of people have an “a-ha!” moment about fatness.
Being fat vs. having fat.
-If you are in Liverpool, UK, check out this fat-positive picnic–it looks so fun.
-Marilyn Wann makes some very good points about fatness, health, and bullying.
-Ragen Chastain interviews Virgie Tovar, Hanne Blank, and Rebecca Weinstein about fat sex. It’s a great conversation, except for this quote from Weinstein: “No one I talked to who liked themselves the way they are had any trouble finding partners, or love, or whatever it was they were looking for.” UGH. Sometimes it’s hard to find partners/relationships/etc just because it’s hard–because finding the right person is sheer dumb luck, no matter how comfortable you feel in your body. Having good self-esteem and body-image doesn’t magically make the right partner for you appear, even if it does make the process of looking less stressful.
-Love Thy Fatness writes about how her cat became stressed out when his food was restricted, and how it caused an epiphany about her own struggles with disordered eating and restriction.

Ragen’s fat cabaret group is amazing:
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