Sunday links, 11/23/14

boston greenway path with autumn foliage

Can you believe it’s almost December? I’m starting to get excited for all the lights, festivities, and peppermint-chocolate-flavored desserts of the holiday season.

Fa(t)shion
-Rum + Coke’s emerald green holiday dresses and separates are gorgeously glamorous.
-I love all of Natalie’s top plus size dress picks for the holiday season.
This marked-up 1998 dELiA*s catalog is everything we’ll miss about our fave teen retailer. Oh God, yes. I need to get around to scanning the rest of my Delia’s catalogs sometime soon.
-Annalog interviews Kobi and Margot about the Alternative Curves hashtag and blog hop. How amazing is Kobi’s black, flowy, velvety, witchy outfit?!
A brief history of Old Navy’s troubled relationship with fat women.
-I love everything in Cwena’s dream capsule wardrobe–and it includes two items I already have, the black mesh ASOS skirt and the purple iridescent Docs. I haven’t broken in the Docs yet, but once I do, you’ll be seeing them in lots of outfit posts!
Plus size yoga pants: Lineagewear leggings review.

Fat Acceptance
-An article in Fortune compared fatness to war and terrorism. WOW. Not surprisingly, the consulting firm that came up with this idea has an awful lot of employee overlap with Weight Watchers.
-Also shitty: an NBC article that concludes that diets don’t work…and then blames it on fat people “falling off the wagon.”
-In even more fat-shaming grossness, the federal government spent $10 developing a video game about escaping a fat town run by an evil fat king who forces people to eat junk food. BLARGH.
Fat is the go-to metaphor and point of comparison.
Fat women fuck too. Yes. Yes, we do.
-Check out the crowdfunding campaign for a plus size, fearless fitness DVD.
-An important question, and one that I’ve ranted about many times: Where’s the solidarity for fat people on the left?
-There is now a Facebook support group for people who have had bad experiences with weight loss surgery.

Climate and Sustainability
The public is wrong on climate change, as it was on slavery and women’s rights.
Within two years, a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions are likely to be priced.
-A group of students explain why they’re suing Harvard for investing in fossil fuels. Continue reading

Friday links, 1/11/13

First of all, I’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award! So if you have Twitter, go vote for me.

Winston the porcupine wants YOU to remember to be awesome.

Fa(t)shion
19 Reasons why you miss getting the Delia*s catalog. So much nostalgia!
Nicki Minaj’s 14 craziest outfits. I haven’t really listened to her music, but I love her style. I’m glad she’s designing a fashion line, although I’m not holding my breath that it’ll include my size.
-How to temporarily color your hair with eye shadow.
17 great pieces of geek clothes.
-Relatedly, this Etsy shop has amazing custom-made geeky skirts. I want the Firefly one!
-Lauren from Pocket Rocket reflects on 2012: a year of living fatly and proudly.
-Tiny hats: not just for humans anymore.
Elegant Tim Burton-inspired wedding inspiration: can this be my life? I love the be-flowered tiny hat, and the groom’s black outfit with a pop of purple. And the candles wrapped in lace and ribbons!
MAC put a female bodybuilder in a makeup ad and it’s beautiful.

Fat Activism
Harriet Brown on weight bullying by parents.
The year of fat creativity.
15 ways we body shame without knowing it.
A fat mother’s conundrum.
Stop projecting your misconceptions about fat onto my life.
What if I’m not comfortable with my weight?
I’m your worst nightmare.
-This is awesome: Shame-less ad #1.

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Friday links, 10/19/12

Yup, I have a ball pit.

Meet Alexis Wiseman, who might just become the first autistic Miss America.
-A great write-up of Cheryl Strayed’s Dear Sugar column in the New Yorker.
When I loved Reagan: heartfelt reflections on an embarrassing video from the author’s teenage years, and on the ways that girls are raised.
Yes, there are fat women getting Hollywood roles…but we still treat them like crap.
-How going out in the world while fat can be an act of rebellion.
I showed my son a video of two men getting married and he didn’t even realize anything unusual was happening – a sweet story, and the wedding video is beautiful. What an adorable couple! I’m so glad that many kids today are being raised with gay marriage as a completely normal thing.

This is an old pic, but fun–from a food festival in Union Square a few years ago

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Friday Links, 10/12/12

Hedgehogs = cutest thing ever. Also, did you know that only one hedgehog has ever farted, and that’s how the universe began?

Buy anything from Kelsea’s Etsy shops through Oct 19th, and 100% of the revenue will be donated to the American Heart Association.
-A travel post involving a gorgeous pink cake and opulent decor.
-I don’t shop at Lululemon, because 1.) they don’t carry clothing above a size 12 and 2.) why pay $100 for yoga pants when you can get perfectly good ones for $30 at Target? But if I did, I would sure stop now, after reading these 12 creepy and disturbing facts about them. Blecchh. *reaches for the brain bleach*
-Matching book covers and bathing suits, plus size edition
-Wow…I will not be eating Cheerios again any time soon.
-Frances from Corpulent rocks a colorful, revealing costume while performing samba in front of a crowd. Huzzah for fat dancers!
What it means to be fat.

Is Dr. Who a religion? If my friends are any indication, yes.

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