-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?
–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
Maple bacon donut = HEAVEN.
-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.
–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.