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  • Geeky apparel source

    Fatshionista!
    thenailbiter
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    http://www.heruniverse.com/apparel/plus-sizes.html?limit=allI had seen this website before, and they had only a few things, but it looks like they've expanded their plus-size options quite a bit.It looks like some of their items go to XXL, and some go to 3x, and they try to include pictures of models in the smallest size and the largest size when you click on the item.
  • ootds

    Fatshionista!
    jessica
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Hey Everyone! I have a ton of ootds to share with you all! I actually decided to challenge myself this summer and wear something completely different everyday! These are a few of the looks I came up with in the past week or so, which look do you like the best?I decided to break all the rules and wore a more revealing~*~ outfit showing my tummy, back, arms and a little leg slit ;) More photos/outfit details here.finally used my new lippy clutch! I seriously love it(the lip zipper is actually a really useful pocket)! more photos/outfit details here.went to the beach and relaxed around in my…
  • Changing the Conversation

    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?
    drstaceyny
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    In a recent Nutrisystem commercial, Marie Osmond asserts: "As women, we always talk about how we should look or what’s the best way to lose weight."Is this the conversation all of us are having? Are we all conspiring around this goal? And if so, what we can do to challenge it?The truth is, it's spot on for many of us. Some women are engaged in evolving dialogues that have nothing to do with weight or shape. But it's sometimes challenging to get women from the first group to the second.In a recent interview, a reporter asked me for tips on what else women can talk about if…
  • Goodnight Dear Blog.

    Nudemuse...daily nattering.
    Shannon Barber
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    First let me say that I am not quitting blogging at all.There will be more fatness, Blackness, fashion, make up and yammering just not here.After over a thousand posts, almost 200 thousand page views, almost 2 thousand comments now it's time to do a new thing.Basically here's what's goin' on.My life as a writer has been changing, my needs are changing and my ideas about how I expend my energy are changing.Also if I'm going to be super honest, I'm tired of doing a lot of work that other people are making money off of.Real talk.In the past two years specifically I can count at least ten…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Authentically Emmie
    Emmie
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    I’m not sure how “wordless” this post is considering the image I want to share is full of words. My travel has finally died down (New York, Savannah, Montana, Nashville) and I have things to say but just can’t find the words. Or get them organized. Or find time to get them down on the blog. So for today, I have this. It’s been on my mind for the past several weeks. I’m always hyper-aware of what others think of me, and it’s exhausting and unnecessary. Like it? Pin it. Talk to you soon! Wordless Wednesday originally appeared on Authentically Emmie on…
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    Fatshionista!

  • ootds

    jessica
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Hey Everyone! I have a ton of ootds to share with you all! I actually decided to challenge myself this summer and wear something completely different everyday! These are a few of the looks I came up with in the past week or so, which look do you like the best?I decided to break all the rules and wore a more revealing~*~ outfit showing my tummy, back, arms and a little leg slit ;) More photos/outfit details here.finally used my new lippy clutch! I seriously love it(the lip zipper is actually a really useful pocket)! more photos/outfit details here.went to the beach and relaxed around in my…
  • Help me create a fun 90's outfit!

    Gab
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    My best friend is having a 90's themed bachelorette party, and I need help putting an outfit together! I was a 90's kid, so I know what it's all about, I'm just looking for some creative inspiration! I would love it if you could link me to some awesome clothes! :]
  • Geeky apparel source

    thenailbiter
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    http://www.heruniverse.com/apparel/plus-sizes.html?limit=allI had seen this website before, and they had only a few things, but it looks like they've expanded their plus-size options quite a bit.It looks like some of their items go to XXL, and some go to 3x, and they try to include pictures of models in the smallest size and the largest size when you click on the item.
  • ootds

    jessica
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Hey everyone! Wanted to share my recent ootds!Wore my beautiful new dress/tunic from Your Big Sister's Closet! More photos/outfit details here.I went to the bluffs and wore my forever21 onepiece :) more photos/outfit details here!What I wore to celebrate Summer Solstice in the Junction! More photos/outfit details here.Wore my Modcloth dress to Night It Up(asian version of ribfest or fun food festival)! More photos/outfit details here.one amazing Dorothy Perkins dress three ways! More photos/outfit details here.What do you think?? Which look do you like best?
  • Yoga for BC Lower Mainland Fats!

    maybliss
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Hey Beautiful BC Fatties,I recently discovered the Body Positivity Yoga studio in Maple Ridge, BC. It's owned and operated by Lisa, who goes by the moniker of The Fat Yogini! Her classes are awesome, and there are a number of other teachers and classes to choose from. I highly recommend checking out this studio if you're at all interested in yoga and live anywhere near Maple Ridge. It's a pretty long commute for me to get there, but it's been worth it every time. Here's the website: www.bodypositivityyoga.com
 
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    Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

  • Changing the Conversation

    drstaceyny
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    In a recent Nutrisystem commercial, Marie Osmond asserts: "As women, we always talk about how we should look or what’s the best way to lose weight."Is this the conversation all of us are having? Are we all conspiring around this goal? And if so, what we can do to challenge it?The truth is, it's spot on for many of us. Some women are engaged in evolving dialogues that have nothing to do with weight or shape. But it's sometimes challenging to get women from the first group to the second.In a recent interview, a reporter asked me for tips on what else women can talk about if…
  • Unconditional Body Acceptance

    drstaceyny
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    One thing that's struck me recently in the body image world is a sort of conditional body acceptance in the first-person narratives I've read - let me explain. . . .I accept my body after baby - the weight and stretch marks and scars and marks - because I created and hosted the miracle of life.I accept my wrinkles and sags as I age, as they tell the story of my long and winding journey.While these stories are often poignant and certainly move our dialogue along, a tacit message is, I'm okay with my imperfections, but only because I've carried a baby or arrived at a certain age. But…
  • 10 Things I Wish the Public Knew About Eating Disorders

    drstaceyny
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Dr. Ed Tyson, a medical doctor who specializes in treating eating disorders in Austin, Texas, recently wrote an article, entitled, "Ten Things I Wish Physicians Would Know About Eating Disorders."Inspired by this piece, I've compiled my own list of ten things I wish the public knew about eating disorders:1) Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. You cannot guess if someone has eating disorder by looking at him/her. This goes for body type, race, gender, etc. (Side note: Someone who's average weight or heavy could have a restrictive eating disorder - and not the…
  • Freedom Is. . .

    drstaceyny
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Inspired by Independence Day - what does freedom from food and body concerns look like to you? Feel free to add to my list of 20. . . .Allowing yourself to eat when you're hungry.Allowing yourself to stop when you're full.Recognizing these functions are a work in progress.Saying "yes" to a variety of foods, including those that used to be off-limits.Prioritizing food flexibility as a goal.Ignoring the latest diet trends (including _______-free, juicing, cleansing, etc.), recognizing they do more harm than good.Giving yourself permission to make mistakes.Learning from setbacks.Exercising when…
  • BMI Report Cards Fail Professional Support

    drstaceyny
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:32 am
    Recently, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) issued a position statement on Body Mass Index (BMI)/weight reporting in New York City Public Schools. The grade? Big fail.The AED opposes BMI report cards, referred to as "Fitnessgrams," in New York City on several grounds. According to their press release, “Although the New York Department of Education reports the belief that providing information about students’ weight and BMI to be beneficial in ‘helping students set personal goals’ and developing a healthy lifestyle, experts in eating disorders and body image strongly disagree.Why…
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  • Goodnight Dear Blog.

    Shannon Barber
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    First let me say that I am not quitting blogging at all.There will be more fatness, Blackness, fashion, make up and yammering just not here.After over a thousand posts, almost 200 thousand page views, almost 2 thousand comments now it's time to do a new thing.Basically here's what's goin' on.My life as a writer has been changing, my needs are changing and my ideas about how I expend my energy are changing.Also if I'm going to be super honest, I'm tired of doing a lot of work that other people are making money off of.Real talk.In the past two years specifically I can count at least ten…
  • Hello again Haters and a wee announcement.

    Shannon Barber
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Pardon my unplanned hiatus my friends.Remember I've been talking about relaunching and wordpress and shit? So that is about to happen.The thing is that between the misuses of my work and general malaise I feel like I want a new start. I have been blogging on various platforms for a really long time now and as much as I have enjoyed doing serious business FA here, I don't really want to do it anymore. My problem is that I've said a lot of things and I am a little tired of doing a lot of work for free. I just don't really have the spoons nor the time to really do serious FA anymore.That being…
  • Health help for a Super Fat Friend.

    Shannon Barber
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:52 pm
    OKAY.Homies we have important work to do today.One of our new homies who is super fat wants some advice on relearning how to engage with their health outside of the OH SHIT FATASS U GONNA DIE thing.Okay first thing I'm going to say to you my friend is be hydrated.For at least ten years one of the few things I can do constantly and know immediately if I am not is drinking a lot of water.If you aren't a huge water drinker start with one big glass and then drink two. For me being hydrated even if I feel otherwise really shitty, helps a lot of things. My joints work better, my innards work…
  • Stop Improperly Using my Work

    Shannon Barber
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Okay y'all.Again this week (after numerous times of this happening) I am just...I am irritated.Can someone explain to me how it is that my work here in my little blog over the years has been good enough to quote and be used for source material for textbooks, articles, other blogs but people can't be arsed to look to the right and see my goddamn name?You know I realize that when everybody and their Mama was getting blog based book deals that I was not shooting for that.I realize that I am not a Nice White Lady nor am I a generally recognizable name in FA circles but, how intellectually…
  • I'm Cute, Fat and Living.

    Shannon Barber
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Once upon a time there was a chubby Black girl who walks around feelin herself.LOL no okay.So earlier this week I was walkin around lalalala. I had a short but frustrating conversation with a woman who is my age, a little fatter than me. She said she sees me in the hood fairly often and she of course mentioned that she noticed I've lost weight.After swearing that I don't have a sooper seekrit weight loss thing and briefly explaining that I am fairly ambivalent to slightly disappointed with having lost weight she launched into one of those things that makes me cringe.She spoke at length (on…
 
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  • Wordless Wednesday

    Emmie
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    I’m not sure how “wordless” this post is considering the image I want to share is full of words. My travel has finally died down (New York, Savannah, Montana, Nashville) and I have things to say but just can’t find the words. Or get them organized. Or find time to get them down on the blog. So for today, I have this. It’s been on my mind for the past several weeks. I’m always hyper-aware of what others think of me, and it’s exhausting and unnecessary. Like it? Pin it. Talk to you soon! Wordless Wednesday originally appeared on Authentically Emmie on…
  • Colorful Confidence from Poppy & Bloom

    Emmie
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    You know when you wear an outfit that you’re unsure about, but you get lots of compliments? This is one of those, and now that I see it photographed, I totally get it. Petal to the Metal Dress c/o Poppy & Bloom - wearing a 22/24 Alesya Bag in Hot Spot – on mega sale right now (I own it in 3 colors) Cole Haan demi wedges, old. Similar I first wore this dress during Full Figured Fashion Week after co-founder Lindsey gave it to me during one of the panels. It was so comfortable and I wanted some color, so it fit the bill. I couldn’t really tell if it was really great or…
  • Favorite Outfit + $100 Giveaway to SWAK

    Emmie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Earlier this summer when I saw that there were some wide leg printed pants making their way back into the mainstream, I got really excited. My mom used to wear these sorts of pants in the early 90s and I remember them with fondness. I had a bit of trepidation in wearing them because of the print, but I knew I had to try them. Printed Classic Jersey Pants c/o SWAK Designs, wearing 3X Caitlin Cowl Neck Tank c/o SWAK Designs, wearing 3X Crystal Necklace c/o French Connection, no longer available – similar Black Bucket Bag c/o French Connection, no longer available – similar…
  • FFFWeek: ELOQUII Party Recap + Current Faves

    Emmie
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Miss my previous FFFWeek recaps? Here’s part 1, and part 2. Friday afternoon at Full Figured Fashion Week brought the ELOQUII and Redbook shopping event, held at The London Hotel. I think I need to stay there next time I’m in NYC because it was gorgeous. This was the view from the party. It was a beautiful day. I had changed out of my jumpsuit (verbally citing “jumpsuit regret” to those who had seen me earlier in the day) and into something else out of my comfort zone – a super short dress by BB Dakota from my Gwynnie Bee subscription. It looks normal length in…
  • Full Figured Fashion Week, Part 2 Recap

    Emmie
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Now that FitBloggin‘ is over and I’ve been home enough to breathe, I’m glad to bring you the 2nd recap from FFFWeek! It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote my part 1 recap from Full Figured Fashion Week, so check it out if you missed it! Thursday started off with True Model Management’s “Welcome to the Great Debate: The Future of the Plus Industry” Panel, which I was looking forward to. Panelists included Plus Model Magazine’s Madeline Jones; Alexandra Boos of PMM and True Model Management; Marie of The Curvy Fashionista; designers…
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  • The Curvy Shopper — Chastity Garner

    Moe Wood
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Chastity Garner — Garnerstyle For six years, Chastity has been giving fashion and style advice through example on her blog Garnerstyle. She is a San Francisco based blogger who is fortunate enough to be able to work full-time writing. This size 20/22 curvy shopper is a fan-favorite. What is your greatest concern about online shopping? […]
  • Chiffon Tops

    Moe Wood
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    I am going through a chiffon layering phase — wearing chiffon tops over camis (I am not brave enough to do the peek-a-boo bra trend). They are a good way to stay cool but still provide full coverage fashion. Most occasions a cami is just not appropriate for day to day life and really they […]
  • Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara

    Moe Wood
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Revlon sent me their latest mascara for review. The Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious is in a snazzy blue basic tube. According to the packaging this product offers length, volume, and intense color. As well as being a high shine formula, it contains “lengthening fibers”. One of the most important features when it comes to […]
  • What Sizes Are Plus Size

    Moe Wood
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    It is considered impolite to ask a woman her dress size, unless of course you work in a clothing store. It is also considered impolite to assume someone is plus size. As someone who is plus size I find it more offensize and impolite for people to act offended by the term plus size as […]
  • Gold Sandals

    Moe Wood
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    I’m going through a gold sandal phase; meaning I really like them. Including these Dafny “spice gold” sandals by Naturalizer. The heel has a nice height without being over the top, it has a full strap for added support, and it looks like it has the same sole design other shoes I’ve gotten from Naturalizer have […]
 
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  • In Which Tracy Is Ashamed

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I’m ashamed to admit it: I hardly ever look at my naked or semi-naked body in the mirror. It’s either dark, or I’ve got a towel around me when I’m naked. I still hate the way I look, although I’ve accepted that I’m the only person who can change it. Nobody else can do that for me (although having a great support group certainly helps!) and it’s going to be a long, hard struggle. So, this morning while I was rooting around in my pigsty trying to find…
  • In Which Tracy Hates The Glasgow Commonwealth Games

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I’m not sure how widespread the knowledge is, but it’s Glasgow’s turn to host the Commonwealth Games. You’d think it wouldn’t particularly affect me, given that I don’t, you know, live in Glasgow. You’d think. To be honest, I’d forgotten that the opening ceremony was tonight. When I thought about today, I thought: “I have a doctor’s appointment today at 2.10pm. I better leave the house at around 1.15pm so I don’t miss it,…
  • In Which Tracy Is Feeling Better

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Other things that mean I’m feeling better: my room’s starting to look more like home, now I’ve got most of my stuff unpacked! It’s weird, to be writing in the middle of the month and not to be freaking out over something. Basically, I’m sitting here and I’m not freaking out over anything. I’m not freaking out over money or weight or pain or exercise. The thing that’s on my mind right now is Jesus Christ, I’ve still got so much to do in the…
  • In Which Tracy Is Glad She’s Moving Out

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. I got the biggest things moved into Mum and Dad’s on Monday. Bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, etc. Flopped into my bed on Monday night and I don’t think I’ve slept so soundly since the time I was in Florida with my family as a teenager, when we got lost coming back to Clearwater from one of the parks and spent four hours driving around aimlessly before booking into a hotel/motel thing after midnight. Exhausted didn’t even cover how I felt. I’d had to assemble a…
  • In Which Tracy Takes A Rain Check

    Tracy Webster (FATGIRLslim)
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    Thank you for subscribing to FATGIRLslim: just one girl with a lot to lose... and everything to gain. Okay, so, today’s the 30th of the month. What does that mean? It means that tomorrow’s weigh-in day. OR DOES IT?! No, it doesn’t! I know that there have been some months, especially recently since I’ve changed to monthly weigh-ins, where my weigh-ins have been late by a day or two, but I don’t think I’ve straight-up just never had one, except for those times where, y’know… I’d just disappeared. But I’m not disappearing. I’m…
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