My favorite part of the farmers’ market. 🙂
Happy Friday! How have all of your weeks been going? I just started a new temp job as a Package Tetris Specialist (ahem, mail clerk), and it’s been good but exhausting. I am very, very glad that it’s almost the weekend.
-I so wish I could be in Oakland for Virgie Tovar’s pop-up shop. That pink cloche! *swoons*
-Speaking of hats, this Advanced Style hat roundup is amazing. New life goal: become an old lady with the coolest hats.
-Even more haaaats! I am particularly in love with, well, the one that says “LOVE” in giant flower-covered letters.
-Chubby Cartwheels has a new line of hologram clothing!
-Marianne reviews the Enell sports bra (my favorite), bandalettes, and a tank top called the Breast Nest.
-She also writes about her feelings about dudes who creep on online fatshion pictures, which is pretty much how I feel as well.
–Steal her style: Ali Koehler of Upset.
-I love these chubby girl illustrations.
-Oxygen’s new show in which formerly fat people get revenge on fat shamers? Ugggh.
-Check out this fat cabaret show in L.A.–it will be streaming live for people who can’t make it in person.
-Point your med-student friends to the new HAES Curriculum, which is “a peer-reviewed curriculum designed for teaching health professionals and university students about the Health At Every Size® model.”
–Hey, assholes: deporting fat people doesn’t actually make them go away.
-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?