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’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
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.
I was going to tweet about this, but realised it would be far too long to fit into even a series of tweets. In a massive misrepresentation of what the body positive movement is about I got sent this tweet.
Let me start by saying, so many trigger warnings for this post. I realised I have written, briefly, about this before, but it is a very emotional post written while in distress. It’s not actually one I would recommend reading, though can’t bring myself to take it down. I want to talk about weight loss,… Read More Trigger Warnings
So there’ve been some excellent articles on the issues with the #plusisequal campaign by Lane Bryant, here are just a few of them.. #Plusisequal? by Radfatfeminist Lane Bryant’s #PlusIsEqual Campaign & Times Square Takeover Lead To Mixed Reactions by Alysse Dalessandro #PlusIsEqual But I’m Not Sure I Understand The Equation by Virgie Tovar Apparently though… Read More #Ifpluswasequal
Another day, another body positive campaign. They all start to blend in to one, lots of raving about how all women are beautiful, that they want to promote body confidence, and that they are here to break the harmful definition of beauty that the rest of the fashion industry inflicts on us. They are here… Read More Tired of body positivity being just a marketing gimmick
I’d like to say I was surprised when this image appeared on my timeline this morning, I wasn’t though, I was disappointed, but not surprised.