Archive For May, 2008

Fat Thrift Tips with stitchtowhere: Intro/Tip The First

By | May 30, 2008

The shop reviews on this site and the fatshionista community on livejournal are amazing resources for locating the latest fatshions online & in brick & mortar stores. Certainly the pleasure of slipping into a crisp brand-spanking-new-with-tags garment cannot be denied, but neither can the special sort of satisfaction that comes from discovering a lovely one-of-a-kind […]

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Dressing for Attention, Talking Fatshion With Strangers, and Other Evolutionary Efforts

By | May 29, 2008

I don’t generally get to take it for granted that I can talk to other women about clothes. Because I very often can’t. When a non-plus-size woman asks me about something I’m wearing, the conversation is generally very brief. Oh, I got it at Dowdy Plus-size Retailer, which was quite a surprise, as their stuff […]

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A long-overdue letter and recent drama

By | May 28, 2008

To: The Internet From: Etana Subject: There appears to be a problem…. Date: Right now, tomorrow…. It appears that we have a problem, internet. There are those that access you from points of the globe I can’t control. This would include the desk across the office from me and the cyber café across the ocean. […]

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A Modest Invitation

By | May 28, 2008

The following post references a recent situation in which attendees at a feminist sci-fi convention were photographed without their permission or knowledge, and then edited versions of the images were posted to a message board with commentary mocking the attendees’ fatness, disability, and/or gender orientation. Rather than try to rehash it all myself, considering I […]

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Fat Vintage Nirvana (for New Yorkers, Anyway)

By | May 23, 2008

Last weekend I had the unqualified pleasure of visiting with Deb, the brains and beauty behind the up-n-coming Re/Dress, which is soon to be NYC’s most amazing plus-size vintage resource (and possibly the world’s, considering the neverending struggle it is to find fatty vintage). The shop’s not open yet, but Deb has been vending at […]

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Fat flats falling faster finds fattie

By | May 22, 2008

I have an obsession with the color red. Some would find this odd since I can’t see red. Some would find it odd since red is such a vibrant and hard-to-match color. Some would find it odd because they simply don’t care. Which I can respect. I’ve also discovered an obsession with peep-toe shoes. As […]

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Hand me my leather….

By | May 21, 2008

Give me your sticky, your sweaty, your tight and revealing; give me your cowhide and vegan-wear. Calls for leather-wear fattie style go here!

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Thanks But No Thanks: A Brief Tale of Being Propositioned for WLS

By | May 16, 2008

I had a Moment today, at the doctor’s office. I saw the nurse practitioner that I’ve been seeing since having the flu back in February. I love my actual doctor, but the nurse practitioner is easier to get an appointment with, and has been nothing but polite and wonderful in general. Add to that my […]

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FAT on my bicycle

By | May 12, 2008

Now that spring is here (or in any case, I can be relatively certain that it isn’t going to snow) I’ve been thinking a lot about fat and cycling. I bought a new bike this year, for the first time ever—all of my previous bicycles had been chosen for me, first by my folks, and […]

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Possibly our gallbladders are meeting in a bile-soaked, laparoscopic heaven.

By | May 9, 2008

I’ve been trying to write something about this book – Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, by Jennette Fulda – but I just can’t get past my incoherent babbling and frothing-at-the-mouth phase, into my articulate and calm critical-discussion phase. I haven’t read the whole thing, just excerpts. I’m not sure I can read the whole thing without […]

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