Archive For September, 2009

[Guestblog] When two whole cakes ain’t enough arsenal…

By | September 29, 2009


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I was leaning against a sign that read “Bus Stops Here” and jamming to some Dresden Dolls, my trusty guide dog sitting politely at my left leg. He laid down impatiently as the minute hands ticked and still no bus in sight. Then, out of what most docs wouldn’t call peripheral vision I spotted a […]

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Friday Tuesday Outfitblog.

By | September 29, 2009


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This should have gone up on Friday, but I was out of town for a long weekend, so better late than never. Black dress is pre-pink Torrid (I think it’s the only pre-pink item I have left; it used to have red tulle that poked out of the bottom but I cut that shit off); […]

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Unveiling: The Museum of Fat Love

By | September 24, 2009


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What I had originally devised as a small and sweet antidote to the More to Love poison that’s been coursing through my veins for the past two months has turned into a fairly substantial project. There are a great many happy fat people in relationships out there who want to tell their stories, and thus […]

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Happy Size-iversary.

By | September 23, 2009


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Me (and my old hair), in an Old Navy dressing room in 2004. On the recent piece about size acceptance on Good Morning America (I originally wrote about it here), there was a tiny soundbite from a doctor, wearing a white coat and standing in what looks like an examination room, saying that she believes […]

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On Healthcare and Personal Responsibility.

By | September 21, 2009


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I read comment threads on news articles. I do this, and invariably then I’ll sigh and mourn the death of human intelligence, and wish I hadn’t bothered. But then I do it again, anyway. It’s an opportunity to get a sense of what some folk are thinking; what they wouldn’t say out loud to an […]

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Friday Outfitblog.

By | September 18, 2009


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I’ve been doing quite a bit of shopping-in-my-closet (and, truth be told, on Etsy) lately, as well as revisiting my slightly-embarrassing goth past. Which of these things is invoking the other, I have no idea; it’s a real chicken-or-the-egg scenario. Brown shirtdress is LB by way of AJ Wright; purple cardi is from Torrid; leather […]

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Islands in the Stream: The Final Episode of More to Love

By | September 16, 2009


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The prologue. I’m calling shenanigans. Not the shenanigans that we want to see, in this genre. Not fun reality-TV shenanigans! There has been no surreptitious peeing in the other laydees’ shampoo bottles, no pushing each other into the pool fully dressed, no hair-pulling, no death threats. There hasn’t even been much garden-variety lying and/or sabotage, […]

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Happy Fat Couples, Represent.

By | September 15, 2009


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Watching More to Love so closely over the past several weeks has left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth (TO SAY THE LEAST), and I’m sure it has for others too. So, I’d like to put together a public Fatshionista-approved collection of photos and stories from happy fat couples, as a sort […]

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Friday Outfitblog

By | September 11, 2009


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Black dress is from eShakti.com; grey cardi is from Avenue (now consumed by Jessica London, a development with which I am not entirely displeased); green and black plaid scarf from Marshalls; shoes by Dansko. Several weeks ago I was contacted by a rep from Marshalls/TJ Maxx asking for a little blog promo in exchange for […]

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101: On the Importance of Allies

By | September 10, 2009


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This morning, the Today show had a piece on fat acceptance (complete with original “fat acceptance” graphic, using a fat font!) that didn’t actually involve any fat people speaking. Okay, I’m oversimplifying. In the prerecorded clip that prefaced the live segment, Emme speaks, and what she says is almost enough to make me forgive her […]

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