plus size
I get it, I really do. Dressing a fat body is not the easiest thing in the world. The paucity of fashionable clothing aside, the pressure to "flatter our curves" is a constant, all-consuming one
I am calling for an end to the kind of belittling situationally-poor people are subject to, because the struggle -- even though it doesn’t begin at birth -- is very real and trivializing it only serves to pull down a sinking person further.
I finally ditched bras altogether last week, and switched over to thin cotton bralets, with the intention of going entirely support free in the future. Here’s why.

Sep 13, 2013 at 12:00pm | 277 comments

When you are abused, your self worth depends entirely on the approval of your abuser. In the absence of any sort of approval from my mother, I turned to men.

Sep 3, 2013 at 3:00pm | 94 comments

Meeting Jeff was a turning point, because he made me realise that racists are not just overblown caricatures of evil but come in every shape and form, and sometimes you trust them enough to get into bed with them, only to be subject to their attacks.

Aug 21, 2013 at 2:00pm | 567 comments

Never ever show off your body, cover up, “flatter,” hide - that’s what fat women are told on a constant basis in the guise of “fashion advice."