It’s really and truly fall–and fall in New England is pretty awesome. I’ve already been apple-picking twice, enjoyed lots of apple cider donuts, eaten many pumpkin-flavored things, and enjoyed the foliage everywhere from my own street to the woods. I even hate the rain less than usual, because it makes the leaves look so bright.
And of course, I’ve been having fun with cooler-weather dressing. Sweaters and leggings make it so easy to add color, texture, and pattern to any outfit.
Dress: H&M, sweater: Old Navy via clothing swap, teggings: Re/Dress, shoes: Naot, bracelets: Deb, necklace: So Good, earrings: a small shop in Western Mass. Continue reading
-Erin has more ideas of things Gabourey Sidibe could have worn in Harper’s Bazaar.
–Tripp NYC has a few plus size items available online, and is working on more!
–Various exciting fatshion news, including H&M finally selling their clothes online in the US.
–Beth Ditto wears Gaultier for her Hawaii wedding, and looks amazing.
-There’s so much fatshion-spiration in Offbeat Bride’s plus size brides Pinterest board.
–Virgie Tovar interviews Rachel, a fat-positive personal trainer.
–On the necessity for real-world fat communities.
-The book Fatropolis sounds amazing–it’s definitely going on my reading list.
–Unintentionally inspirational: the Lumpy Space Princess.
–Fat, fibromyalgia, and exercise.
Climate and Sustainability
–David Roberts wants to live in a baugruppe, and now I do too.
-A new study shows that today’s technology could be used to power the world with renewable energy–all that’s needed is the political will to do it.
-Bethany uses the Princess Bride as a metaphor for finding the tools to save the world.
–Like shopping at local businesses? Now you can invest in them, too.
–Immigration is a feminist issue–we need to treat it that way.
-Love this: Dear daughter, I hope you have some fucking awesome sex.
–Lady Gaga has a burqa problem. UGH.
-Sarah Kendzior exposes the economic forces behind the myth of “opting out.”
–The chronic pain PSA.
–Should feminists be critical of compulsory monogamy?
-Two great Captain Awkward posts on online dating and queer romance.
–5 tips for calling out transphobia.
–How to be an ally to Muslim women: an incomplete starter kit.
–Ann Giles’ husband transitioned during their marriage, and 17 years later they’re still in love.
–10 thoughts on mental illness, abuse, and survivors.
–Hugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives.
-A really interesting essay on geek culture.
–Visible bodies: transgender narratives retold.
-A beautiful example of doing parenting right: we think he might be a boy.
What have you been reading/writing this week?