Late April/early May is my favorite time of the year: when nature is as pink as I am.
Happy Mothers’ Day!
-Fat Girl Posing’s spring pastel shoot is gorgeous.
-My friend Femma’s Etsy shop Femme Fat Sew is live!
-A plus size student was suspended for a supposedly revealing prom dress, while her straight size classmates got away with much skimpier dresses.
–TheCURVYCon is coming to New York, and will have Amber Riley as a keynote speaker!
–I said yes to the (gay wedding) dress.
–Ten body-positive tips for plus size brides.
-This leather corset is gorgeous, comes in sizes XXS – 12XL, and even comes in pink!
–Bombsheller has extended their leggings’ size range to include 2XL, and is working their way up to 6XL.
–1910, Paris: some of the world’s first street style photography.
–At this fashion library, you check out clothes instead of buying them.
–Has it occurred to you that fat people have taste?
–ModCloth’s men show their support of their body-positive pool party.
–Russian artist compares famous designers’ dresses with nature.
–That one time I had liposuction and my life still sucked.
–DadBod: three things I love/hate.
–Fat-shaming vs. fat discrimination.
-A roundup of Bitch Flick’s posts on fatphobia and fat positivity in movies and TV, including two posts about Steven Universe.
–Why diets don’t actually work, according to a researcher who has studied them for decades. It’s too bad that she recommends trying to stay at the lower end of your weight range rather than just aiming for health and letting your weight fall wherever it falls, but otherwise it’s a good piece.
–FDA: trade your double chin for nerve damage!
–Today fat yoga, tomorrow fat kayaking? Some thoughts on kayaking while fat, safe spaces, and inclusiveness.
–This International No Diet Day photo is awesome, so here are 7 other reasons you should never have to justify eating.
–Defending fat-positive space. Continue reading
Every year on or near March 14th, Steve and I hold a Pi Day party. After we got engaged in February, I started thinking about having a party to celebrate, and it seemed only natural to combine our engagement party with our annual celebration of pie.
I’m so glad we did. The party was incredibly wonderful: so many friends from so many parts of our lives came together and showered us with love in the form of delicious, delicious baked goods (as well as a few savory pies like quiche and pizza). If I could bottle up that feeling, I would.
Dress: White Mark via Zulily, petticoat: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: Fluevog, purse: Papaya!, headband: Crown & Glory, necklace: Forever 21, earrings and rhinestone wristband: So Good, bangles: eBay
The life of a fatshion blogger is so hard. I just had to go to one of my favorite cupcake places to find the perfect background for this outfit. 😉
Dress: White Mark via Zulily, skirt: made from two skirts sewn together (you can see it worn on its own here), necklace: Forever 21, bracelets: Deb, earrings and fascinator: So Good, shoes: Clarks
This dress is really short–even on someone as short-legged as I am–hence the skirt underneath. I really like how they go together, and it felt vaguely superpower-ish to have hidden unicorns under my dress.
I’ve been seeing a lot of hype for this song as the “body-positive anthem of the summer,” and my feelings about it are pretty mixed. First off, the song is fun and catchy, and I love the pastel outfits and set design. So many flower crowns! So much tulle! It’s incredibly aesthetically appealing.
I think it’s great that there’s a fat guy dancing, even doing a split near the end of the video–hell yes for fat athleticism!–but I wish there was even one genuinely fat woman featured. The singer and her backup dancers are only slightly larger than the media ideal, maybe in-betweenies at most. It’s just one of many, many “body-positive” projects that focus on smaller fat or not-even-fat women, and I’m so over that.
I’m also so over the song’s heteronormative focus on appealing to men, with lines like, “Yeah, my momma she told me don’t worry about your size/She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night.” Really? In 2014, we’re still supposed to base our self-esteem on what men (supposedly) like? And the reference to “skinny bitches,” sigh.
Personally, my body-positive anthem will always be GabiFresh’s #everyBODYisflawless.
In honor of my birthday, which is coming up tomorrow–can you believe I’m going to be 28?!–I’ve put together a compilation of things I’d love to get if a magical fairy fatmother showed up waving her wand at my front door.
If I actually had a fairy fatmother, the first thing I’d ask for would be a stable, satisfying job with good pay and benefits–but pretty things are much more fun to fantasize about.
You can click each image to go to the Polyvore set, which has the details.
Cats, dogs, roses, rainbows…some things really haven’t changed in the last twenty years.
I SO want these Nirvana and Courtney Love dresses from Vera’s Eye Candy
, which I found through Betties N Brimstone
–who had a dress custom-made in her size. Nirvana and Hole were a big part of my adolescent years, and I’d love to be able to wear that history on my body.
Another thing I would love to have, but that Polyvore wouldn’t let me clip, is a custom illustration by Natalie Perkins. Here are a few of my favorites that she’s drawn so far (via FLI’s Facebook page)–aren’t they gorgeous?