My feline friend Sophie, who likes to come hang out on my porch.
Happy Star Wars Day–May the Fourth be with you! 😉
–Johnny Weir’s hat just won the Kentucky Derby.
–(85 pieces of) proof that you can rock a bikini at any size!
-I love the Big Fat Flea’s fatshion features, and I hope to make it to their event someday.
-These gender neutral children’s clothes are great.
-Nicki Minaj = fashion inspiration forever.
-Leah reviews the Big Bloomers Company anti-chub-rub shorts. I’ve had good luck with similar shorts from the Thigh Society.
–How to rock a tulle skirt without looking like you’re in a ballerina costume.
-Two awesome fat events coming up in California: Fatty Fun in the Sun in Oakland, and Second Helpings Visual Art Exhibition and Performance Fatinee in San Francisco.
-The latter event needs some support to make it possible. Two other fat-related projects that could use your support: the Fired Fat Girl Travel Fund, and the Fat Nutritionist’s goal of becoming a radical dietician. (How messed-up is it that becoming a dietician requires a more-than-full-time, nine-month-long unpaid internship? Michelle shouldn’t have to turn to the internet to be able to pursue her chosen career.)
–Read Gabourey Sidibe’s wonderful speech from the Ms. Foundation Gala. Love her!
-Lesley writes about the awesomeness that is the Adipositivity Project.
-Lonie takes on the myth that when you accept your body and stop trying to lose weight, you’ll lose weight.
-I love this way of looking at stretch marks.
–Fat acceptance, like Batman, has no limits.
Bellydancing to Adele = awesome.
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.
–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.
–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.
Even fence-posts need to stay warm when the weather gets chilly.
I’ve got lots and lots of links for you today, to tide you over for the next month. (And I’m freaking out a little…I love writing but I have so much resistance to get past. Here’s hoping I’ll be able to push through it.)
More Sandy-related links (earlier links here)
–Helping victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
–Why Sandy matters to the election.
-First responders = amazing. If you can, go hug one.
-How to donate and volunteer responsibly.
-NASA warned New York about hurricane danger six years ago.
-The hideous inequality exposed by the hurricane. (This sounds familiar…it’s almost like a similar disaster, with similarly worse effects on poor people, happened in another major city seven years ago.)
-From the Onion: Nation suddenly realizes this just going to be a thing that happens from now on.
A Hello Kitty pumpkin!
-Exciting news: Fatshion blogger Jessica Dee is starting a clothing line! And it’s full of shiny things.
–Nicole and Damien’s gothic handfasting Halloween party – the outfits are amazing.
–My top is not out of control.
-Kath of Fat Heffalump gives an example of how not to market to fat customers, and offers to help plus size fashion companies get it right.
–Color crush: galactic silver. Love!
-Incredibly gorgeous floral clothing.
–Suit or Sari? On professionalism and “ethnic” dressing.
Why do I read the Metro? Well….it’s free. And sometimes it has interesting tidbits, like the BU charity story I posted about yesterday.
Today, as usual, it was a mixed bag.
Nicki Minaj wearing ALL THE PINK. I’ve never heard her music, but damn, if that lady doesn’t have a kickass style.