Archive For May, 2008

Regular Sizes

By | May 8, 2008

One thing I hate is that the term “regular sizes” seems to imply that anything outside the size 0-12 range is “irregular.” At my retail day job, I bite my tongue and use the actual size range to answer any questions when asked where “the regular sizes” are. The snarky demon in me, looking for […]

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We Just Don’t Know.

By | May 7, 2008

I generally avoid discussing medical studies and/or “BUT FAT WILL KILL YOU!” type media here. This is for a few reasons. One is that I vigorously believe that my health is nobody’s business but my own, and that other folks’ health is no business of mine. So I tend to just shrug and turn the […]

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Vintage Minute

By | May 5, 2008

I’ve recently been rediscovering the joy and despair of scouring eBay for plus-size vintage (motivated by the ever-fabulous stitchtowhere’s powerful thrift-fu), and while I do occasionally find something in my size that does not cost a million dollars, most of what I uncover is stuff that is just barely too small for me. In that […]

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By | May 4, 2008

In December of 2004, the Fatshionistacommunity on LiveJournal was originally founded by Amanda Piasecki, with this mandate: “Welcome, fatshionistas! Here we will discuss the ins and outs of fat fashions, seriously and stupidly — but above all — standing tall, and with panache. We fatshionistas are self-accepting despite The Man’s Saipan-made boot at our chubby, […]

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What if no one’s watching?

By | May 1, 2008

A crowded room has fifty two empty chairs and twenty three occupied with purses, coats, and people. Slowly bodies trickle in, slowly voices rise in greeting and fall to whispered conversations among friends, family or co-workers. Tap, tap, tap on a microphone at the front of the room and silence begins. There’s an artist and […]

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