melissa mccarthy
People interested in social justice often have a way of fetishizing the causes we think we’re supporting in a way that furthers the problem.
white
White says "Hello, here are my exact proportions, hope you don't find them upsetting!"
porn
There simply is not enough work in this industry, especially as a BBW, to make this a career. It doesn't pay your bills. It just won't.
in

Jun 13, 2014 at 12:30pm | 124 comments

chub rub
weddings
I unsubscribed to The Knot's wedding planner app when it alerted me that I had not "started a fitness routine to get in shape for the wedding."
fashion
Somehow, I thought this process would be easier for me. Because I was going to design clothes for me, the plus-sized girl who loves fashion but, like many others, becomes annoyed and nauseous at the prospect of actually shopping for it.
in

Feb 7, 2014 at 5:00pm | 156 comments

plus size
I see more and more people recoiling from the term "plus size" like it's a total slam. What's up with that?
mary lambert
I talked with the singer-songwriter about beauty, body image, sabering open a bottle of champagne with a sword, and OH YEAH, those two Grammys she's up for on Sunday.
body issues
I'm not fat and I'm not skinny. So what am I?
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
fashion
I’m not trying to be hard on you, fashion magazines. It’s just that you seem to be indulging some weird phobia about putting a plus-sized woman on your cover in any circumstances other than a flapping tent or an extreme close-up.
plus size
A few summers ago I bought a V-neck bodysuit with a mesh see-through center. I had lost 20 pounds (again) and was feeling myself. I wore it one time before gaining the weight back (again) and relegated the sexy ensemble to the back of my closet.
in

Oct 4, 2013 at 12:00pm | 74 comments

fatshion
haes
I find myself losing patience more and more with pronouncements from larger fatties that THEIR bodies are plus size bodies while other bodies don't count.
fashion
Just more evidence that fashion doesn’t know what to do with fat women, except to deploy them to tick some vague box marked “diversity.”
shoppables
plus size
Because fatties should be able to look like delicious giant cupcakes on their wedding day, too.
plus size
I’m not used to the “Daily Mail” being positive about larger bodies.
shoppables
It's been three months since my last fatshion post and it seems I haven't gotten any better at them in the meantime.
in

Mar 7, 2013 at 9:00am | 182 comments

plus size
I'm just fine with the way my body looks and feels at this moment. What makes me hate myself is not being able to fit into clothes -- my own and those in stores.
in

Jan 30, 2013 at 12:00pm | 503 comments

fatshion
body acceptance
I’ll freely admit I would be super interested in a fitness environment that didn’t treat me like a freaking disease.