Sunday links, 8/31/14

plexiglass rainbow panels attached to bridge in boston

I love Boston because I come across gorgeous art installations like this one while just walking around.

FYI, there will be no Sunday Links next week, as I will be busy doing some fun and exciting things that I’ll tell you about afterwards. Comment moderation may also be a bit slow for the next week or so.

Fa(t)shion
Afropunk fashions: bodies as resistance.
Troll earrings, you guys. TROLL EARRINGS.
-Liz Black has teamed up with Fame & Partners to make a line of plus size fancy dresses. They’re pricey and only go up to a size 22, but they’re gorgeous.
-Skorch Magazine has a guide to plus size retailers’ Labor Day sales (25% off everything at both Domino Dollhouse and Re/Dress, hell yeah!)
-Meet Jes Baker at ModCloth’s open call for models in New York.
Body parts aren’t problems, and they don’t need solutions.
29 plus size jackets, because autumn is right around the corner.
Headwear inspiration from the Countess of Glamour.
-I love Re/Dress’ new lookbook, Farewell Fairytale Summer.
Girls speak out against sexist school dress codes.
A photographer captures the often-overlooked South Asian “aunty” culture.
Found: 15 new plus size labels to love.

Fat Acceptance
It’s not me, it’s you: the absent dialogue around fat women’s sexuality.
Why skinny shaming is not the same as fat discrimination.
-If you have diabetes, check out the Fat Acceptance Diabetes Support List.
Pretending there are no fat people.

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#FatshionFebruary, day 16: living up to my blog’s name

Tank top: Lane Bryant via clothing swap, tutu: Target, teggings: Re/Dress, jacket: Kohl’s, boots: present from my mom, shoe clips: Head Full of Feathers, necklace: eBay, earrings: The Brookline Booksmith (yes, it’s a bookstore that also sells tchotchkes and jewelry), tiny hat: Cloak & Dagger Creations, bracelets: Deb Shops, Torrid, and So Good (have I ever posted an outfit that didn’t have at least one accessory from So Good? I doubt it.)

I wore this for a day of adventures in Boston, which included seeing the pom-pom tree and cool ice formations that I posted in my links roundup. Even though I feel like I’ve lived in the Boston area forever, and sometimes I get terrible wanderlust, I still enjoy a good day of romping around my own city and noticing as many quirky and fun details as I can.

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Monday links, 2/17/14

Sometimes Boston’s trees grown pom-poms in the winter.

I’m sorry for the lateness of this links roundup. I lost my job last week (found out on Thursday that Friday was my last day), so I’ve spent the weekend recovering, trying to cheer myself up, and re-reading Sarah Kendzior’s writing on surviving the post-employment economy for sheer relevance.

I also have a bunch of Fatshion February outfit posts that I’ll be putting up soon. I’ve still been wearing and photographing fun outfits, but just haven’t gotten around to posting them yet.

Fa(t)shion
-It makes me so excited when people write their own reflections inspired by my posts! Celendra has some thoughts here about the availability of plus size clothing, inspired by my post about wanting pretty things, dammit.
An open letter to yarn companies from a fat knitter.
-On the double standard where thin girls dressed casually are considered cute, while fat girls dressed the same way are often seen as lazy.
-This fat cosplay of Elsa from Frozen is amazing.
-Exciting tutu-related news: Zelie for She’s new collection includes a gorgeous pale pink tutu! *drools*
-Total style inspiration: figure skater Johnny Weir’s silver sequin outfit.
-Shakesville holds another fat fashion resources thread. I’m so glad this is a thing.
-Rachel of Re/Dress writes about why she’s had a hard time finding clothing about 3x to carry online, and how she’s been trying hard to find manufacturers that will make larger sizes.  I appreciate that people like her are working so hard to make larger sizes available, and it just sucks that so many manufacturers have refused to make larger sizes, even when she offers them extra money. It’s ridiculous that there’s so much consumer demand for larger plus sizes, but manufacturers won’t listen.
Live Fat Die Yum sweatpants = yes.

Fat Acceptance
-This fat punk cartoon girl is the cutest.
Fat burlesque pictures always make me so happy.
-I so wish I could make it to Curve Camp, a body-positive yoga retreat in Nashville run by Anna of Curvy Yoga.
-Liss writes about the many “fat taxes” that fat people have to pay.

Climate and Sustainability
-The title of this article sounds like it’s about the Olympics, but it’s actually about indigenous rights, corporate greed, and the struggle to preserve a sustainable way of life and protect a sacred–and extremely biodiverse–environment: To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us.
-A pre-med’s perspective on climate change, public health, and the need for fossil fuel divestment.
-Wen Stephenson reports on the growing movement to merge economic justice and climate activism. This is exactly what I believe in, and am trying to be part of.
Of pipelines, lunch counters, and warheads: effective protest requires concrete goals.
Oglala Sioux vow to stop Keystone XL if Obama won’t say no.
-Also planning to fight KXL: the students behind XL Dissent.

Other times, they grow really weird and cool ice formations.

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Friday links, and more cupcakes

Happy Friday! Have a few interesting links from around the intarwebs, brought to you by these cupcakes that my roommate’s friend left on our kitchen counter.

Pretty good for store-bought cupcakes.

Surprise! New Study Finds That Being Fat Does Not Make You More Likely To Die – complete with yet another awesome Photoshopped picture of Lesley, and the observation that, “I realize the use of mortality — which, after all, eventually reaches 100% for everyone — is sort of curious, but this is how public health statistics work.”

‘Firefly’ getting TV reunion special, filming at ComicCon – squeeeee!

Ten Rules for Fat Girls

It’s a Fact

Two upcoming books that look good: Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion ed. Virgie Tovar, and The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank

Two amazing pieces of public art: a plexiglass watertower in Brooklyn, and playgrounds made of yarn in Japan

How Do I Start to Date? A Counter-Intuitive Primer – Although the letter writer turned out to be a douchecanoe, Captain Awkward’s answer and the comment thread is full of really, really good advice. This is why I love CA and the Awkward Army.

Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street ‘Call Me Maybe Parody’ – this made my week. Ok, maybe my month…Ok, maybe my life.