Archive For November, 2010

Real Quick: Kathy Najimy offers confidence through spandex, sizes S-XL only.

By | November 30, 2010

Kathy Najimy is an “award-winning” actress who spent over a decade as the voice of a character on one of my most hated television shows of all time, King of the Hill. I don’t know what character she was, because as I’ve already noted, I really loathed that show. She’s also been in a bunch […]

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Bears still shit in the woods, your experience is still not universal, and other obvious truths.

By | November 22, 2010

Via the power of the Twitternets, Lauren of Pocket Rocket has pointed out a… well, a really very strange interview on Real Bodies Unite, a UK site advocating for body diversity in fashion. The subject is Vanessa Reece, a coach/consultant in the field of internet promotion and marketing. Evidently Reece also used to be fatter, […]

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Here, have some links.

By | November 22, 2010

Did you know the brilliant Rachel of Cupcake & Cuddlebunny debuted an original Winter collection at the Re/Dress Indie+ event earlier this month? Shop it here. You can also see video of the Re/Dress runway show, which includes many other independent plus-size designers, here. This weekend, Marianne and I recorded a new Fatcast, on the […]

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This is a post about my cats.

By | November 19, 2010

I have been quiet this week because I have been sick. Unfortunately, I’ve not been quite sick enough to justify staying home lying in bed and re-watching episodes of Rome (compelling storytelling of the finest quality) and Robin Hood (terrible and yet delicious, the Chicken McNuggets of UK television). Rather, it is the kind of […]

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A tale of rejection and woe from the aptly-named “Forbidden Journey” at Islands of Adventure.

By | November 15, 2010

I am a theme park person. By this, I mean that I am a person with a certain affinity for theme parks. A thorough knowledge, you might say. A special interest bordering on fixation. I have mentioned this on the travel-themed Fatcasts, especially as it relates to my emphatic adoration of Disney World. I am […]

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Video: Two Whole Cakes explained! Sort of.

By | November 9, 2010

Last May, I was invited to present as part of a panel entitled “Fat Politics and Sexuality in the Face of Hate: A Forum on Rights You Didn’t Know You Needed” in New York, alongside some noted luminaries of fattery, namely Katie LeBesco, Substantia Jones, Zoe Meleo-Erwin, and Marilyn Wann. It was a good time, […]

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NYC Fats: Don’t Miss the Re/Dress Indie+ Trunk Show

By | November 8, 2010

This weekend, Re/Dress NYC is playing host to an indie designer extravaganza, beginning with a fashion show on Friday night. You can be certain that if I weren’t due to be 30,000 feet over New York at the time, I would be there, particularly to see the reveal of Cupcake & Cuddlebunny’s new line. Luckily, […]

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Gaga Stigmata and Free Bitch Feminism

By | November 5, 2010

Monster Ball

A couple weeks ago, following a short Twitter exchange, Meghan Vicks — who is one of the editors over at Gaga Stigmata, the amazing critical e-journal I totally would contribute to on a daily basis if only I could give up this annoying habit of sleeping — asked if I’d be willing to participate in […]

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Fatshionista to Two Whole Cakes: New site, same old fattery.

By | November 4, 2010


[Short version of the below: I am changing my blog home from to You can grab the new feed here.] There are a number of reasons. Fact is, “fatshionista” doesn’t really belong to me. It belongs to you. Fatshionista, both word and concept, originally started as the name of a LiveJournal community founded […]

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