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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Occupied Bodies: Women of Color Speak on Self-Image – Deadline October 15, 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Occupied Bodies: Women of Color Speak on Self-Image – Deadline October 15, 2010 I am soliciting essays for an anthology on women of color’s self-image/body image as shaped by family, friends, media, society, history, lived experiences, etc. I’m looking for smart, accessible, and snappy personal narratives that also offer nuanced analysis […]

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The Class Dynamics of DIY Clothing

A common refrain among some people when a fat person laments the lack of fashionable clothing in larger sizes is “sew your own!” Which I’m sure is meant in a constructive way, and it would be great if everyone could just sew their own clothes. But simply advising people to sew their own ignores the […]

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When Editing Your Wardrobe is a Revolutionary Act

I’ve never been one to hold on to things. I don’t like having extraneous possessions, maybe because so many of my family members and friends are hoarder types. They keep things just because they might be useful one day; they buy things but never open them; they buy books they intend to read but just […]

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April’s Not Too Early For September

If the profile featured in The September Issue of Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, is supposed to frame her as a cold-hearted, semi-sadistic bitch similar to the character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, it doesn’t do a very good job. In fact, I found myself admiring and even liking Ms. Wintour. She is […]

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Link Love Friday

I apologize for the dearth of posts this week. It’s my first week back at my day job and I’ve been focusing on keeping my soul from dying (I work an office job at a lawyer’s office). I’ve found lots of great links for you this week, though. ♥ The Cut comments on popular straight […]

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Where My Sistas At? The Underrepresentation of Black Plus Size Models in Mainstream Fashion

Something is lacking in the current push to include plus-size models in mainstream fashion publications (or “separate-but-equal” media outlets such as Vogue Italia’s “Vogue Curvy”). What’s lacking, specifically in the fashion establishment but less so in the satellite world of “fatshion” blogging, is representation of models/women of color. I want to speak specifically about black […]

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Writing Under The Influence

Well, I made it out of my surgery alive but pretty sore and bruised. Seriously, y’all, it feels like someone went toe-to-toe with my abdomen and my abdomen lost big time. So I’m on pain medication at the moment, which will hopefully not totally prevent me from being able to do all the writing I […]

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My Affair With The Devil

The Devil Wears Prada is one of those movies I can watch over and over, back to back. I can’t even count the ways I love this movie, but I’ll try. It’s so lovably catty, superficial while being kind of significant, and endlessly quotable. It also offers a few life lessons I think we can […]

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Basically Yours

I’m not one to do basic anything. But there are a few things I think every fatshionista should have in her wardrobe just to make things easier. These pieces don’t have to be boring; in fact there are multiple styles of each piece you can choose to make them yours. Here’s a rundown of my […]

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Be Your Own Fashion “Editor”

Editing your wardrobe is one of the most liberating things you can do. Whether you’re updating your look, getting rid of clothes that are too big (or small), or reflecting a change in your persona, you need to get in there and make sure that you truly love all the clothes you own. There’s no […]

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