You’ve probably seen it before, when a plus size woman wears something revealing like a bikini, they are told they are “brave” or “daring”. On the surface this seems like a sensible statement, there’s so much stigma attached to being plus size and wearing any clothes, let alone revealing ones. We are taught to be… Read More Bikini Bravery
I’m actually too annoyed to write properly. Basically everyone is saying things like, “IDS grows a conscience” or “When your budget is too immoral for IDS..”, and the thing is, he hasn’t grown a conscience, he doesn’t think the cuts were immoral, and he’s said so clearly in that resignation letter.
Let me just start this post by saying, if I actually manage to write this without it just turning into a string of expletives I’ll be impressed. It turns out Jamie Oliver is so fired up on the “success” of his sugar tax, that now he wants to go after those awful awful mothers who… Read More Breastfeeding and Jamie Oliver
Last month I drew six of my favourite plus size outfits from January, so now it’s time for some of my favourites from March. As with the January favourites, there is also a Pinterest board, because there were just too many wonderful outfits to just pick six.
I’ve written before about how important the term “plus size” is, and why dropping it isn’t actually helpful. In fact I last wrote about it March 2015, it was one of the first posts I wrote on a plus size activism theme, and it was specifically about the #DropThePlus campaign by Ajay Rochester and plus… Read More “Curvy sexylicious” vs Plus Size
Being body positive and being feminist sometimes collide in my head, one of the issues which comes up often is to do with nude bodies. From a feminist point of view, women’s nude bodies are (more often than not) used in the media specifically to appeal to the male gaze, they are often objectifying and… Read More Plus Size Nudity
This is going to be a slightly childish post, I’d apologise but I’m not really sorry. Some of you may have seen my previous posts about social services (pt 2), well here is the update, there’s a fair bit to go through.
I told you I’d be drawing more plus size bloggers, and so here is the new series. Every month I will be illustrating six of my favourite plus size outfits as worn by plus size bloggers, models and others. Originally that was all, but as this month has proved, there are so many excellent outfits… Read More Favourite Plus Size Outfits: Jan 2016
I’m starting a new weekly series to celebrate inspiring women. I’m starting with the amazing Beth Ditto! I have to confess, I am late to the Beth Ditto fan club, having only actually listened to her for the first time last year. But I am a convert.
The wonderful Sophie had a fantastic idea to come up with 16 goals for 2016, in her own words. The concept of 16 in ’16 is simple; an opportunity to sit down, reflect on the past year and think about what things we did well, what things we’d like to do better in the future… Read More 16 in ’16