Sunday links, 2/15/15: snowpocalypse edition

porch covered in piles of snow, nearly up to the second floor

It’s getting a little ridiculous.

Fa(t)shion
Rihanna’s pink cupcake dress = love. It reminds me a bit of Kaylee’s shindig dress in Firefly, too.
-Kelsey shows off her visible belly outline.
Moms launch stereotype-bashing clothing line that challenges what it means to be “girly.”
-Advice on how to style a tutu for everyday wear.

Fat Acceptance
-Naomi writes about loving her fat body, learning to enjoy movement, and creating a fitness app as a fat woman.
Things obesity isn’t.
-ARGH: Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don’t lose weight.
-A roundtable of HAES experts talk about social determinants of health and the role of social justice in HAES: part 1 and part 2.
The incredibly bravery of fat-shaming children.
Size and prejudice: on the issues faced by larger fat people.
Medical discrimination against fat people–again.
What if I lose weight doing my Ironman?

Climate and Sustainability
Dispatches from the Seneca Lake uprising–including a delicious-sounding farm-to-table civil disobedience banquet (!).
-May Boeve of 350.org interviews Naomi Klein about low oil prices, the power of fossil fuel divestment, and how build a more kick-ass climate movement.
Women lead the march for climate leadership in California.
Why Harvard students are sitting-in outside Drew Faust’s office.
Love and fire: a prayer for Keystone. Continue reading

Sunday links, 1/4/15

trees in the snow

No, it hasn’t snowed here recently–this is from Thanksgiving weekend. Here’s hoping for more snow soon!

Fa(t)shion
13 times Gabourey Sidibe reified her fashion icon and role model status in 2014.
-Casey reviews Re/Dress teggings and Undersummers slip shorts.
12 plus size bloggers who broke the internet in 2014.
-Eloquii will soon roll out a few items in sizes 26 and 28. This is good news, but I have to wonder: why do women who wear 26+ have to ask to be included, and wait for that inclusion to happen gradually? Why do women who wear 30+ still get left out?
How Delia’s conquered the ’90s.
7 times the visible belly outline made an appearance–and inspired me to celebrate my own curves.
Sustainable style: the joy of Chubby Cartwheels!
Plus size uniforms for kids are causing concern about the “childhood obesity epidemic”–but what does said concern do for the kids’ body image?
Why Rum & Coke uses only plus size models.

Fat Acceptance
Make a New Year’s Revolution.
Murder at the intersection of fat and black.
Why fat matters: why isn’t weight stigma seen as a social justice issue?
Let’s hold doctors accountable: a new form of activism?
I had hyperhidrosis in my hands, feet, and underarms–and it was a total enemy to my body image.
-Awesome: a Chrome extension that replaces occurrences of “lose weight” with “get pizza.”

frozen lake surrounded by snowy trees
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#FatshionFebruary, day 12: dark floral and leather

Ok, I’m finally starting to catch up on my outfit posts from the past week. (I still have a bunch of outfits from before February, too…I’ll get to those eventually.) This is what I wore for an early Valentine’s Day dinner with Steve. We had originally planned to go out on the 13th to beat the V-Day crowds, but due to a snowstorm, we pushed it a day earlier. This ended up working really well, since I got to enjoy our dinner without the knowledge of my job’s impending end hanging over me.

Dress: H&M (straight size L), teggings: Re/Dress, boots: Target, jacket: Torrid via clothing swap, earrings: Claire’s?, flower crown: Crown & Glory, necklace: my V-day present from Steve last year, from Karen Kavett for DFTBA Records, bracelets: Deb Shops, Torrid, and Macy’s

This dress is one of the very, very few straight size items I own. It’s an L from H&M, and it’s quite tight–but the moment I saw it in the store, I was determined to make it fit. Luckily, it’s very stretchy (unlike most of the pretty straight-sized things in H&M, sigh…it was so depressing to see how varied and colorful the straight size options were compared to the plus size ones. So depressing that I’ve pretty much vowed never to set foot in that store again).

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