I’m sure you are all aware by now of my series of illustrations of Plus Size Bloggers (if you haven’t please do go take a look). I’ve been meaning to add to it for a little while, and I’ve especially been looking to add some of the excellent male bloggers who are out there. So when… Read More Plus Size Male Bloggers
Yours clothing have now announced the winners of the #BeTheBlogger competition. Head on over there to congratulate the winners! Glow Pink Stah What Laura Loves No Shrinking Violet Ginger Girl Says Kat Henry I thought I’d do a quick post about it, because – while I am a little disappointed to have not been one… Read More #BeTheBlogger
I just want to start by thanking everyone who liked, retweeted and shared my various statuses and tweets on the Yours clothing #BeTheBlogger competition. It has meant a lot to me to be able to get this far. So here’s my blog post for the final stage of the competition. I hope you enjoy it.… Read More Yours stores, representation and a positive start to 2017
She was an ugly duckling at school, teased for being bigger than the others. She wasn’t huge, but kids are cruel. She wanted to model but agencies told her she was too fat, pressured her to lose weight, but one day she had a revelation – she was beautiful! It didn’t matter what anyone else… Read More All bodies are beautiful
I interrupt the scheduled interview posts to talk, again, about #DropThePlus. This will be my sixth post on the subject – don’t worry, I’m tired of it too. But it still keeps coming back, and still with the same tired arguments. So I’m taking a different approach this time, I’ve spoken about euphemisms like “curvy… Read More #DropThePetite – or why #DropThePlus doesn’t make sense
This is a subject that comes up a lot within the body positive plus size community, a hell of a lot. And it’s always controversial. Weight loss.
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