A piece of disgusting body shaming disguised as fashion advice somehow made it past editors of Oprah Magazine, telling readers how to rock a crop top “if (and only if)” they have a flat stomach.
Regardless of the intricacies of the body positive movement, what it comes down to is respect. Respect for ourselves, yes. That’s the first hurdle, and arguable the hardest. But we can’t just stop there, we need to go even further into something that completely demolishes everything we’re taught by the media. Read More Body Positive (Comic)
If you haven’t been privy to the awesome images coming from Marilyn Wann and the Stand4Kids campaign, you need to check it out now. It’s okay, go ahead. I’ll wait!
Glad you’re back! Read More Fat Pride Is For Everyone, Even You (Yes, You!)
Even if you don’t totally recognize the name Nancy Upton, you have seen her pictures everywhere. For the last two weeks, news outlets and blogs have been abuzz about the woman who entered American Apparel’s Next Big Thing Contest by sending in pictures of herself bathed in ranch dressing, eating in a pool, and covering her lady regions with a cherry pie. For those in the know, it was clear that her intent was to skewer the way American Apparel and other fashion industry giants seem to view plus-sized women. Read More Profile In Flabulousness: Nancy Upton (She’s The Next Big Thing, For Real)
Here’s the part where I tell you how cool I am because I’ve known Leslie Medlik, star of TLC’s Big Sexy (which airs tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th at 10PM ET/PT), for years.
She is one of the excellent and flabulous shop girls of my favorite plus sized store, Re/Dress NYC. I’ve always dug her style — vintage duds, Bettie Page bangs– and her down-to-earth advice on everything from fashion to relationships. Leslie describes her personal style as a cross between a vintage vixen and a fat hipster. “Sometimes those worlds collide and there’s Leslie,” she told me. Read More Profile In Flabulousness: Leslie Medlik From TLC’s “Big Sexy”