Archive For The “stitchtowhere” Category

[Guestblog] When constructive criticism… isn’t: a long-ass meditation involving extremely short shorts

By | January 7, 2010

The longer i’m a part of FA the less I’m willing to ignore negative body talk from clueless family, uninitiated friends, and total strangers. I feel like all the work I’ve put in on size acceptance amount to some sort of Fat Powers–and with great powers comes great responsibility– and that I should be harnessing […]

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

By | October 22, 2009

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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On Class, Fat bodies, and Scarcity

By | April 24, 2009

Recent posts on the fatshionista livejournal community have me thinking about the gulf between experience and the intolerance/misunderstanding that often grows out of that gap. A casually-dressed poster admits to pulling clothes off the floor and zie is met with comments like “that’s unhygienic” and accused of “advancing a sloppy fat stereotype.” Of course, the […]

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review(let): Rising Sun Dress etsy seller SelenaEon

By | March 27, 2009

A month or so ago, a friend linked me to SelenaEon’s etsy shop and I was immediately besotten with her designs–she’s got, IMHO, a sort of slouchy urban streetwear meets casual patchwork raver futurism thing going on–constructed entirely from organic/recycled/repurposed materials. For reference purps, I’m a size 18/20 on top and anywhere from a 20/22/24 […]

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Your apocalypse is here, and she’s wearing silver lamé

By | March 6, 2009

I’m now the proud owner of these high-waisted lamé shorts (in silver dots/back) and I intend on wearing them… IN PUBLIC. My birthday theme this year is “the future” which i’m choosing to interpret as amped-up-hipster-meets-ziggy-stardust with a bit of superhero twist. (the beauty of this theme is that it is very, VERY, LOOSE). Lamé-curious […]

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So, I just drank a bowl of gravy

By | January 9, 2009

One of the awesome perks of not actively hating my body/worrying-about-being-a-bad-fattie anymore is that I get to eat whatever the eff I want in the university cafeteria. During my undergrad, I was concerned about being labeled as one of THOSE FATTIES and so I always forced myself to eat the “healthy choice” option. The “healthy […]

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Maybe I should put a photo of my “missing” hips on a milk carton…

By | August 22, 2008

Last week(ish), deciding, apparently, that I hadn’t been quite had my fill of being defeated and demoralized at my 9-5, I set out to try and find a pair of jeans. My less-than-stellar fitting lb & torrid pairs (acquired on my last trip to Minneapolis) were (and still are) rapidly disintegrating and I was getting […]

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Thrift Tips with stitchtowhere: Tip the Third

By | July 11, 2008

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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Fat! Lazy! Humans! Destroy the Earth: Wall-E does not compute

By | June 10, 2008

Warning! Deeply UNFORTUNATE Wall-E spoilers ahead! If you haven’t already, do check out the open Kung Fu Panda thread over at Shapely Prose. I’d pretty much (sight unseen) written off the movie as good for little more than multiple Orientalist buzz word and Fat Hate bingos, but commenters have persuaded me that there is some […]

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Fat Thrift Tips with stitchtowhere: Tip the Second

By | June 7, 2008

Welcome to another installment of Fat Thrift Tips! If I’m doing my job, then last week’s preamble & inaugural post inspired all of you take up (or at least think about thinking about taking up) the fat thrift gauntlet! I hope that you’ve managed to clock some time out in the secondhand stores & thrift […]

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