Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fatshion For Everybody!

For my lovely fat lady readers, here's some links to some fab plus-sized fashion sites*:
*(I'll add more to the list as I come across them. Links originally from Refinery29.)

And here's a really awesome inspiring quote from Marilyn Wann of Fat!So? Zine:

"FAT!SO? invites YOU to be a fabulous fatso! Everybody: Size 6 to 16. Size 26 to 56. Because fat or thin, straight or gay, male or female, we have all at some point wasted our precious moments on the planet worrying about how we look. Fuck that! Just say the magic words: "Yes, I am a fatso!" With these words, you create revolution. You turn fat hatred back on itself. As a fatso, you possess the ultimate weapon against fatphobia, body prejudice, and size oppression: fat pride!"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Check it Out: Girldrive

Oh boy! You can see my post here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Body Is the Place Where Society Writes Its Messages

"At a time when increasing numbers of women were demanding the right to take up more space in the world, it is no surprise that they'd be hit with the opposite message from a culture that was (and still is) deeply committed to its traditional power structures. Women get psychically larger, and they're told to grow physically smaller. Women begin to play active roles in realms once dominated by men (schools, universities, athletic fields, the workplace, the bedroom), and they're countered with images of femininity that infantilize them, render them passive and frail and non-threatening.

'The female body is the place where this society writes its messages,' writes Rosalind Coward in
Female Desires, and its response to feminism was etched with increasing clarity on the whittled-down silhouette of the average American model : Don't get too hungry, don't overstep your bounds."

- Appetites by the late Caroline Knapp, pg 31

Image via.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Stripped #25

"I guess saying I stripped for personal reasons would be the most accurate answer. I've never been satisfied with the narrow definition of beauty in our culture. I see so many beautiful people every day and I hate to think that other people don't find them beautiful as well. I used to have major self-esteem issues, but at some point in high school, I just started to realize that I was beautiful. I felt it, I felt it in a way that I knew had to be true, no matter what other people seemed to think. I am comfortable naked. When I'm alone, or at home with my family, or when I was with my lovers, I was always more comfortable being naked. I feel more like me when I don't have to think about what I'm wearing, and I wanted a picture taken of the 'me' I feel most like."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Twiggy Wanted to Be Curvy

“Whether you’re thin, fat, small, dark, blond, redhead, you wanna be something else. I wanted a fairy godmother to make me look like Marilyn Monroe. I had no boobs, no hips, and I wanted it desperately.”

via The Frisky.