Sunday links, 4/5/15

This Belgian waffle with dark chocolate and strawberries was so good, it was pretty much life-changing.

This Belgian waffle with dark chocolate and strawberries was so good, it was pretty much life-changing.

Fa(t)shion
First boi in: dressing queer in the corporate world.
Rebel Wilson says she’s a reluctant plus size fashion icon–and here’s why that makes sense.
Gemma Correll’s cartoons are wonderful, especially the one about trends men hate.
Inspired by art herstory: Mandy Greer.
-I’m madly in love with these rose gold spiked sneakers with light pink rosette-covered platforms.
Lily Allen’s pink velvet coat and ultra-sparkly dress = awesome.
Lela Rose’s designs for Lane Bryant are lovely and springy.
7 stores for plus size swimwear.
Hayley Williams of Paramore = girly-punk style inspiration forever.
Why are women’s clothing sizes so weird?
5 fat fashion failures.

Fat Acceptance
Where are all the fat zombies?
Fat man dancing and misogyny.
Say Something Sunday: say something nice edition.
-I was disappointed to find out that Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show, has made sizeist, sexist, and anti-Semitic tweets. As one of my acquaintances, a fellow fat Jewish woman, commented on Facebook: “He literally is disgusted by everything about me.
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Sunday links, 5/12/14

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, and to any other mothers reading this! 🙂

street art of colorful heart in a gold frame

Fa(t)shion
-I love this fat femme wedding photoshoot and this pretty girls in pastels shoot.
-Sarah interviews Helen Castillo, who designed Mary Lambert’s recent red carpet dresses.
Captivating tomboy floral spring inspiration.
Why we all need a safe space to shop for lingerie. I so wish there were a store like this in Boston!
To all the fat babes out there blogging pictures of themselves in clothes, swimsuits, or naked….
-I’m a total sucker for fashion illustrations made with real flowers.

Fat Acceptance
-Lots of fatspiration: these Pacific Islander dancers, this gorgeous burlesque dancer live modeling for artists, this singer, this weight-lifter, and this adorable chubster with a corgi.
Help fat activists get to the Allied Media Conference!
-Rachele was unwillingly turned into a fat person meme.
Weight Watchers’ repulsive new ad campaign asks women to publicly confess their shame…for eating.
Stop describing your diet as “clean eating.”
Yes, doctor, I know I’m fat.
If you tell a girl she’s fat…

A video of the Fat Flash Mob including interviews with the dancers:
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More fun Frozen videos

When our broken economy and the all-too-real threat of civilizational collapse are just too scary and depressing to deal with, I distract myself with everything related to Frozen. I’ve already watched it four times, and I listen to “Let It Go” constantly.

I posted a few Frozen-related videos here; here are a few more great ones. What are some of your favorite distractions?

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Instead of #FatshionFebruary 20 and 21, have some cute animals and “Let It Go” covers

I’ve been sick for the last few days, and while I managed to pull together outfits on Monday and Tuesday, I haven’t felt up for even thinking about changing out of my pajamas yesterday and today.

It’s unfortunate timing, because I have so many clothing swap finds that I would love to turn into Fatshion Feb outfits. But such is life. So in lieu of cute outfits, I will give you cute pictures of animals I’ve hung out with recently.

This is Cody, my adorable beagle/basset hound friend who I dog-sit for. Isn’t he the cutest?

I love when dogs sleep all curled up in a ball. 🙂

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Monday links, 2/17/14

Sometimes Boston’s trees grown pom-poms in the winter.

I’m sorry for the lateness of this links roundup. I lost my job last week (found out on Thursday that Friday was my last day), so I’ve spent the weekend recovering, trying to cheer myself up, and re-reading Sarah Kendzior’s writing on surviving the post-employment economy for sheer relevance.

I also have a bunch of Fatshion February outfit posts that I’ll be putting up soon. I’ve still been wearing and photographing fun outfits, but just haven’t gotten around to posting them yet.

Fa(t)shion
-It makes me so excited when people write their own reflections inspired by my posts! Celendra has some thoughts here about the availability of plus size clothing, inspired by my post about wanting pretty things, dammit.
An open letter to yarn companies from a fat knitter.
-On the double standard where thin girls dressed casually are considered cute, while fat girls dressed the same way are often seen as lazy.
-This fat cosplay of Elsa from Frozen is amazing.
-Exciting tutu-related news: Zelie for She’s new collection includes a gorgeous pale pink tutu! *drools*
-Total style inspiration: figure skater Johnny Weir’s silver sequin outfit.
-Shakesville holds another fat fashion resources thread. I’m so glad this is a thing.
-Rachel of Re/Dress writes about why she’s had a hard time finding clothing about 3x to carry online, and how she’s been trying hard to find manufacturers that will make larger sizes.  I appreciate that people like her are working so hard to make larger sizes available, and it just sucks that so many manufacturers have refused to make larger sizes, even when she offers them extra money. It’s ridiculous that there’s so much consumer demand for larger plus sizes, but manufacturers won’t listen.
Live Fat Die Yum sweatpants = yes.

Fat Acceptance
-This fat punk cartoon girl is the cutest.
Fat burlesque pictures always make me so happy.
-I so wish I could make it to Curve Camp, a body-positive yoga retreat in Nashville run by Anna of Curvy Yoga.
-Liss writes about the many “fat taxes” that fat people have to pay.

Climate and Sustainability
-The title of this article sounds like it’s about the Olympics, but it’s actually about indigenous rights, corporate greed, and the struggle to preserve a sustainable way of life and protect a sacred–and extremely biodiverse–environment: To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us.
-A pre-med’s perspective on climate change, public health, and the need for fossil fuel divestment.
-Wen Stephenson reports on the growing movement to merge economic justice and climate activism. This is exactly what I believe in, and am trying to be part of.
Of pipelines, lunch counters, and warheads: effective protest requires concrete goals.
Oglala Sioux vow to stop Keystone XL if Obama won’t say no.
-Also planning to fight KXL: the students behind XL Dissent.

Other times, they grow really weird and cool ice formations.

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