Sunday Links, 3/1/15

heart-shaped donut with chocolate and pink frosting

A Valrhona chocolate donut at Donut Plant in NYC

Fa(t)shion
Size 4x (and larger) shoppers are skeptical and require special outreach.
-Skorch magazine rounds up fun items that come in sizes 30-36. I have that Ashley Nell Tipton dress!
-Nancy rounds up wonderfully witchy items. I’ve also noticed that City Chic has a bunch of black, flowy, goth-y clothes lately–I’ll try to do a roundup of some of them.
-Elena writes about how she’s had to change the style clothing she wears due to her fibromyalgia.
Plus Size Blogger Babes is a new Facebook group for blog marketing, promotion, and sales.
-Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa are organizing a plus size fashion event in NYC called CurvyCon.
-Navabi now has a plus size wedding boutique.
-Where to buy plus size prom and formalwear.

Fat Acceptance
Burlesque icon Dirty Martini responds to Lucky Pierre’s size discrimination incident.
Being thin didn’t make me happy, but being fat does.
Your experience is invalid: “This is not about you walking a mile in my shoes. It’s about you never having walked in my particular pair of shoes, but still believing me when I say they gave me blisters.”
-Fat girl comics, part one and two.
You’ll remember Leonard Nimoy as Spock. I’ll remember him as a “Love Your Body” activist for women.

donut store with fabric donuts on the wall

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Friday Links, 6/14/13

Boswell, a very sweet kitty who owns a bookstore in Shelburne Falls, MA

Fa(t)shion
-Marianne has a great roundup of plus size wedding dresses (many of which I suggested to her when she was looking for ideas on Twitter). Mmmm, so much tulle.
ModCloth founders on doubling down, sizing up with plus size launch.
-Plump Polish’s second nail polish collection, Fat Beach Day, has launched.
-Jenna Sauers asks a complex and important question: what’s the solution to the world’s sweatshop problem?

Fat Acceptance
-I feel pretty much the same way as Lesley about the Smile, Sizeist! Tumblr.
-The program for this year’s NOLOSE conference looks amazing. I so wish I could go.
-Fellow Bostonians, check out this fat bellydance class starting soon, and Living X-Large and In Charge, a day of fat-friendly yoga, self-defense, and bellydance classes.
How tattooing my fat body helped me fall in love with it.

Climate/Sustainability
-The Climate Justice Hub here in Somerville is officially open! Huzzah!
-A great cartoon about if climate change were a dude.
Women must be heard in the climate change debate.
In defense of the urban car. This is just another example of why I feel so strongly about focusing on structural, rather than individual, change.
The Obama climate move that nobody noticed.
-Vermont’s Climate Change Cabaret sounds amazing.

Everything Else
Nobody can “make” you feel anything–except when they can. YES YES THIS.
-Pretty much everything Captain Awkward writes is gold, and this recent post is no exception.
-Related to yesterday’s post, I love love love this essay: Exploding the limitations: what being a femme means to me.
It happened to me: I take opiates for chronic pain.

This parody of the Cheerios ad is awesome: