June 26th, 1991… I got married in a black dress that was handed down by a friend who lost weight. I wouldn’t have dared wear a white dress not just because I was no longer a virgin (we already had our 2 kids by then) but because black was slimming and flattering and I had… Continue reading All Dressed in Black
I have a confession to make… I don’t particularly like my arms. Actually, the forearms are kinda cute but my upper arms are big, lumpy and bumpy… like Popeye in reverse. Also, the left one has an indentation which I’m convinced is from all the times a rubber tube has been tightly wrapped around it… Continue reading My Lumpy, Bumpy Arms
Unpopular opinion ahead: Unlike some body positive / fat acceptance advocates, I’m not angry over designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton’s recent public announcement that she underwent gastric bypass surgery. I had actually known this for several weeks but said nothing to no one because it was not my news to share. HER body, HER… Continue reading ANT & WLS: I Ain’t Mad At Ya, Ashley
As a fat woman who wears size 26/28 and sometimes 30/32, it’s disappointing when clothes are promised to be for “all women” but the size charts belie that promise. It’s a topic I’ve written on several times before when Old Navy, Kelly Osbourne and Melissa McCarthy launched collections that did not fit all bodies. I’m… Continue reading #AllMeansALL!!!
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with hype in order to pour over 60 billion dollars into the coffers of the weight loss industry. Between ads for diet programs (like Weight Watchers with famous stock holder Oprah Winfrey) and products (like prescription medication Contrave), the message is that our bodies… and even our brains… aren’t acceptable. We’re… Continue reading ReVolution, Not ReSolution!
Calling my NYC area female readers, sizes 12 and up… how would you like to help make a difference in how clothes are sized for plus-sized women? Body Labs, a company which “collects, digitizes and organizes all of the data and information related to human body shape, pose and motion… upon and around which goods… Continue reading On a Body Like Mine (pt 2)
One of the fashion bloggers I enjoy following is Corissa of Fat Girl Flow. I love her style and “I’m fat and don’t give a fuck what anyone says about it” attitude. Recently she posted a video where she stated “Do not look me in the eye, tell me you are on Weight Watchers and… Continue reading Because I Love My Body (aka In Defense of Corissa)