white
White says "Hello, here are my exact proportions, hope you don't find them upsetting!"
do this don't
I think it's funny that I'll take my top hat wearing, parasol holding, gold tooth having narwhal tattoo to my grave.
bralessness
sleeveless
Yep, I'm talking about going sleeveless. It's a great big deal for a lot of fat women, a lot of whom will not bare their arms for any temperature.
in

Aug 23, 2013 at 12:00pm | 238 comments

asos curve
Horizontal stripes and me: reunited and it feels so good.
do this don't
The best transit exchanges happen when something strange is going down around you. The good news is something strange is usually going on around you, especially in New York.
in

Sep 6, 2013 at 12:00pm | 220 comments

hotpants
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."
cell phones
When I found out I was paying $200 to look at Buzzfeed quizzes and have no one call me, I canceled our cell phone plan.
do this don't
Hold on you guys because I am about to BLOW your MINDS with how awesome this look can be.
curvy women
I have no doubt that each one of you curvy ladies would look awesome in this silhouette.
do this don't
do this don't
It wasn’t until my junior year in high school (and after years of using cocoa butter to treat my blemishes) that I dared to wear a skirt without coverage.
do this don't
Screw a purse. I'm a grown-ass woman who wears a backpack.
mom jeans
If skinny jeans could talk, they would say “DAMN GIRL YOU GOT A BOOTY.” Mom jeans simply whisper “Nice ass.”
in

Aug 30, 2012 at 10:30am | 147 comments

fat
I shall not live in fear of pastel colors.
in

May 20, 2014 at 4:00pm | 140 comments

hair
Yes, friends: I think you should let a non-professional cut and style your hair.
band shirts
Thrifted shirts are experiencing an uncool moment. But they're friendly on the budget, the environment, and your rack.
short people
I’ve spent my whole life thinking I’m too short to wear long skirts and dresses, but lately I’ve decided I don’t really care!
nails
Turns out you can do more than twerk at the Walgreens. You can get a quick manicure too.
in

Jun 4, 2013 at 9:00am | 130 comments

1990s
I am but a few chunky highlights away from shopping at my local Talbots.
do this don't
Ugly they may be, but wearing my wedge sneakers makes me feel like a velociraptor cosplaying Astronaut Robyn.
gray hair
Sure, gray is the new black if you're a teen or a rock star. I'm a 40-year-old woman who's tired of keeping on top of her white roots for the past decade-and-a-half.