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! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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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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