Archive For May, 2009

Diversity, Shmiversity: Clarifying A Point

By | May 29, 2009

In comments to Etana’s post of last week, Dreamy, many-worded Commenter Extraordinaire, made the following statement, which I thought beautifully concise and accessible enough that it was worth my extrapolating upon into some meandering bloggery musings of my own: Inclusivity is valuable not because it makes a pretty picture or checks a box, but because […]

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Outfitblogging: Wishes

By | May 29, 2009

Click through to the Flickr version for outfit info. I’ve been having a mild infatuation with AJ Wright lately. I like the explodey chaos, I like the bargain-basement prices, I like that they don’t treat fat folks like lepers and have plus sizes in abundance, I like digging through piles of crap to find The […]

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On How I learned to love mascara…

By | May 27, 2009

I walked into the small cosmetics shop squinting at the fluorescent lighting and hoping for the best. I had the most fabulous fatshionista I could find and was clinging to her arm for dear life. Anything would be better than my current boi look swept up into my roots as shade from the blind femme […]

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Heads up: Adipositivity!

By | May 23, 2009

I have to take a moment to ackowledge and recommend Substantia Jones’ long-running Adipositivity Project, an ever-growing collection of photographs of fat figures in various states of undress. This series has always been fascinating and illuminating, insofar as providing images of fat people in circumstances in which they’re rarely seen in mainstream culture. However – […]

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Diverse Fats: a call to action

By | May 21, 2009

There’s a show that’s long-since expired (I do believe) that had a great theme song, You’re Not The Boss of Me. The jingle is playing in my brain as I type this. As I sipped my afternoon soda and prepared for a weekend of fun and dirt, I read the most recent Shapely Prose post. […]

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Outfitblogged: My skills are so much awesomer than you even realize.

By | May 20, 2009

Click through to the Flickr version for outfit info. Pretty frequently I get compliments from much-slimmer people, usually women, on my clothes, or my style in general. It’s a pretty swell thing to hear, and incredibly satisfying, considering the time and effort I put into my wardrobe. But there’s also an aspect of it that’s… […]

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Facepalm: Torrid, still doing it wrong

By | May 18, 2009

I was away for the weekend. This was in my inbox when I got back. Last week, we had a bit of an intervention for Torrid over on the Fatshionista LiveJournal community. Though people’s expectations and demands vary in some respects, there were a few common points, the primary ones being sizing inconsistencies, Torrid’s pricing […]

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Outfitblogging: Maxied.

By | May 14, 2009

Click through to the Flickr version for outfit info. Back in February, when visiting South Florida, the land that spawned me, I picked up a few maxi dresses at Ross. I have resisted the maxi dress until now, for a couple of reasons. 1. Maxi dresses kind of make me feel like I’m wearing a […]

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Obligatory Health: My body’s not your problem.

By | May 12, 2009

I am not especially talented at talking about The Health Issue, that is, the whole “but what if being fat is unhealthy?” question. There are a few reasons for this. For one, statistics bore me, and I lack the patience and interest to dutifully seek out medical studies to use to disprove other medical studies. […]

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Nom nom no….m.

By | May 8, 2009

I was piled under blankets and sheets and could not move. I couldn’t lift my leg, my arm, couldn’t turn over to turn off the alarm. I was stuck under the weight of my own brain telling my body to disappear for a while. Squinty-eyed and full of snot I over-shot and hit the alarm […]

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