Archive For July, 2008

THIS IS 300: Taking Pictures, Being Personal, & Weighing 300 Pounds

By | July 30, 2008


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I have a wobbly relationship with compliments. On the one hand, they’re nice. On the other, fatter hand, they make me uncomfortable. I also hate it when folks respond to compliments by automatically apologizing, or arguing with the complimenter (”Oh no, I actually look horrible!”), even though this is often my automatic internal response. It […]

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Walking the Talk

By | July 24, 2008


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Ever since I wrote that article about people of color and the Fat Acceptance movement, I’ve been thinking more about what it is I’d like to see the white members of the FA community do to start working towards a truly intersectional analysis and framework. Yesterday, when someone linked to this right-on analysis (go read […]

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Fats on a Plane, The Sequel: Making Informed Decisions

By | July 23, 2008


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As yesterday’s post indicates, there’s really nothing fat people can do to always avoid any possible issues with fat-flying. But, we can, at least, make informed decisions about how we fly. Southwest Airlines is probably the most recognized – and demonized – poster child for their particularly-strict second-seat policy. However, many other major airlines have […]

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Fats on a Plane: One Person’s Negative Experience with American Airlines

By | July 22, 2008


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With fuel prices as they are, even a cursory glance over the news reinforces the fact that the travel industry in general, and the airline industry in particular, is suffering right now. Given that major domestic airlines have broken the Fee Barrier and started charging extra for stuff that used to be free, such as […]

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Etsy Spotlight: Cupcake + Cuddlebunny

By | July 19, 2008


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Cupcake + Cuddlebunny is a new shop on Etsy, selling altered vintage items for the discerning plus-sized consumer. I am seriously excited by the offerings thus far, even though none of them are my size (YET – I’ve had assurances that the shop will be stocking larger sizes in the near future, and further alterations […]

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Disfigured: At minimum, it’s a movie with actual fat people in it.

By | July 19, 2008


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I’m probably slow on the uptake here, but it was just this morning, via the Fat Studies email list, that I discovered Disfigured, a movie dealing with fat, eating disorders, and a tricky relationship between the two, as embodied by a fat woman and a woman recovering from anorexia. My understanding – gleaned exclusively from […]

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Thrift Tips with stitchtowhere: Tip the Third

By | July 11, 2008


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Well, I’m finally back from a really fantastic vacation on the west coast of soviet kanuckistan (which, of course, included some pretty stellar thrifting) fighting nazis on the moon, with yet another thrift tip. I’m sorry to have left y’all hanging (no doubt you–all two of you- spent the past few fridays frantically hitting the […]

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Beauty on the Outside

By | July 10, 2008


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I just sent this to some of my NYC besties, but I wanted to share with y’all how incredibly excited I am about an appointment I have on Friday. Since I am a champion of the affordable beauty indulgence, tomorrow I’m getting an hour and a half facial for $27 at the Christine Valmy International […]

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B & Lu: Back to making with the 4Xs and 5Xs?

By | July 8, 2008


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So a couple months ago there was a brief discussion on the Fatshionista Livejournal community about B & Lu’s shifting stock. Specifically, about the really quite annoying fact that a surprising proportion of their newer items at the time only went to a 3X – and a small, junior-sizing 3X at that. That puts me […]

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Bits & bobs

By | July 7, 2008


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I’ve added several new shops to the shop reviews section of this here website. Many of these were suggested weeks ago, and I apologize for the delay, but I think I’m caught up now. As always, if there’s a shop you love missing from the list, please do drop me a line and let me […]

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