Sunday links, 6/22/14

colorful mural with painting of a fish in bright pink, blue, and yellow

Fa(t)shion
-My new favorite Tumblr: Fat Babes in Crop Tops.
A fat-booty butch buys a suit on a budget.
-Huzzah! Gisela Ramirez’s shop–home of the infamous “F*ck Flattering” crop top–is finally open again.
-Beck Poppins has put together a guide to dressing like her–that is, with lots of platform shoes, ethereal nightgowns, feminine dresses, and fun accessories.
School dress codes are vehicles for body-shaming, and it’s time to do something about it.
For women’s office wear, who’s making the rules?

Fat Acceptance
I’m fat, and I’ll eat whatever I damn well please.
-A distressing story of a woman who left science due to fat stigma. It always makes me sad to read stuff like this, but I’m glad she’s speaking up.
-Peggy Elam writes about Pearlsong Press, the fat-positive publishing company she founded.
Dr. Oz was censured for pushing diet products. It’s about time!
-Leah writes about why she’s ok with calling herself fat. I agree 100%!
-Can we get even a moment of peace from concern-trolling about our bodies?

Jobs and the Economy
-A recap of CommonBound, a new economy conference that took place here in Boston. It sounds amazing, and I wish I could have been there–I definitely want to go next year.
How to write a new organizing playbook.
I was a digital best-seller–and I barely made any money.
How inequality shapes the American family.
The teaching class: teaching college is no longer a middle-class job, and everyone paying tuition should care.
Our deadly culture of overwork.
Friends without benefits: how companies are asking potential hires to spend months interacting on social media in hope of a job offer.
How the other half dies.
Don’t drink Starbucks’ “free college” PR stunt. Tressie McMillan Cottom has more analysis of the plan.
Why can’t college be free?
#YesAllWomen deserve economic opportunity.
The true cost of money hidden in tax havens. Continue reading

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Sunday links, 6/15/14

maple bacon donut in front of red rose bush

Maple bacon donut = HEAVEN.

Fa(t)shion
-Leah is organizing a challenge called Outfit August, which is like Fatshion February but focused on re-using and re-purposing items you already have. I will be participating, although I’m not sure yet to what extent–it depends on how much time/energy I have, and how much the hot muggy August weather takes away any desire I have to be fashionable.
Scarlett & Jo uses bloggers ad models for their new collection, and other brands should probably follow suit.
-Good news: Wet Seal will be extending its plus size line to a bunch of stores this summer, including two in the Boston area.
-Re/Dress is now carrying exclusive items from Chubby Cartwheels, including two pastel lace skirts that I’m in love with.
-This fat babe sweatshirt is so cute. And would go really well with either of the aforementioned lace skirts!
-Georgina of Cupcake’s Clothes is selling hand-made clothes. Huzzah!
This high schooler turned her prom dress into a work of art.

Fat Acceptance
I’m cute, fat, and living.
Can we please stop body-shaming ourselves and each other as a form of female bonding?
-A comic about dealing with street sizeism.
Seriously, weight loss doesn’t work.
Why isn’t obesity research better known?
-Help fathlete Kelly Leo Gneiting swim the Anacapa Channel.

Climate and Sustainability
Welcome to West Port Arthur, Texas, ground zero in the fight for climate justice.
-Two great responses to Ezra Klein’s privileged pessimism on climate change: Three reasons you shouldn’t lose hope on climate change and Why it’s still not “game over” for global warming.
A new environmentalism for an unfractured future.
Cowboy and Indian Alliance plant sacred Ponca corn in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Protesting coal with cupcakes = my kind of activism.
Yes, black people talk about climate change.
Rite of passage: a father and son explore a changing landscape.
Kid play zones in parks: “Leave no trace” inhibits fun and bonding with nature.
The real triumph of the city will be seen in Buffalo.

How We Live: A Journey Towards A Just Transition from Kontent Films on Vimeo.

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