Archive For October, 2009

Friday Outfitblog.

By | October 31, 2009


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Happy Halloween, kids. It’s been such a rollercoaster of a month, I have no costume plans, so if I do wind up throwing something together tomorrow (we have a couple of party invites which we may or may not accept) it’ll be a Wacky Surprise. Leopard-spotty dress is from Evans; purple cardi is really old, […]

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Links & reactions

By | October 28, 2009


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In the absence of my own content as of yet this week, here is a delicious link buffet. First: Why Fat Studies (and All Identity Studies) Hurt Higher Education*: The author argues, in a nutshell, that when it comes to identity politics and academia, ne’er the twain shall meet. Or at least that when they […]

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[Guestblog] The Politics of Side Boob

By | October 28, 2009


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There’s a quaint little shop that’s opened up in my ‘hood that I’ve discovered I enjoy. Though it has no knowledge of two whole cakes it does carry whatever my fellow hoodlums sell or trade in. In bright green and annoying font I passed by grudgingly, surely they’d have nothing for me. I had just […]

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Friday Outfitblog.

By | October 23, 2009


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Black wrap dress from Curvy Girl Clothing (discontinued); denim vest (ha) from Torrid; brown fake-pashmina from eBay; brass locket from katinkapinka on Etsy; metallic t-strap flats by Privo. More after the jump. Black dress from Lane Bryant, via AJ Wright; grey silk cardi by Jones New York, via Peter Harris; brown belt and steel buckle […]

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[Guestblog] National Enquirer Headline: Woman Eats! In Public!

By | October 22, 2009


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If you’re a woman eating in public most people will consider it performance art and a judgment invitational. You can expect comments on the type, quantity, the good-for-youness, and your chosen food receptacle. The only thing that might draw more attention to the fact that you are a woman eating, is if you happen to […]

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101: (Re)Defining privilege.

By | October 21, 2009


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There are so many wonderful existing resources for folks who are new to the concept of privilege–which I will define myself momentarily–that I am often hesitant to throw my own hat into the ring. Occasional Fatshionista contributor Julia has a lovingly-tended collection of links here, and I really wonder if whatever I say is just […]

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Sometimes, the elephant in the room is me.

By | October 20, 2009


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EDIT: The podcast is up! You can listen to it on the web here (click the “Listen to this show” button at the top of the page), or get it via iTunes here. While I’m waiting for the podcast of my radio debut (warning: some of those comments will cost you mightily in Sanity Watchers […]

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MoFL & NPR

By | October 20, 2009


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Have you visited the Museum of Fat Love lately? I’m slowly catching up on submissions, and would always love to see more. Send me your story and picture to join the ranks of the happily fat-coupled. In other, equally exciting news, this morning I had a fabulous time participating in a roundtable discussion on fat […]

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Hear me on NPR tomorrow at 11AM EST!

By | October 19, 2009


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Ever wonder what your intrepid Fatshionista blogger sounds like? Tomorrow’s your chance to find out. Feel the performance anxiety as I resist my natural inclination to talk too much and too fast! Thrill as I try not to lisp! Yours truly will be joining national treasure Kate Dailey and an as-yet-unknown Medical Representative Kenneth Thorpe, […]

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Meta: What is activism.

By | October 14, 2009


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For the past several days I’ve been thinking about the possible criticisms of my prior post on the Ugandan wedding-dress organization. Actually, that’s not true. The truth is that my husband and I had to have one of our two aging cats put down on Friday night, completely unexpectedly, and so the past few days […]

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