I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, trying to decide whether to write about it or not, and last night I read an article which has made me realise I need to. So I want to talk to you about female friendships, my experience, and expectations.
Can I? Yes. I can. In case you’ve missed it, Oprah Magazine ran an advice column where a reader asked if she could “pull off a crop top”, and the response was an unequivocal no unless the reader had a flat stomach. As you can imagine, this caused an outcry.
The beautiful Debs has come up with a new plan for #WeAreTheThey, today a group of bloggers will be breaking some so-called rules for plus size women. We are wearing the kinds of things that normally the fashion industry considers forbidden territory for us larger women. Because why should slimmer women have all the fun?
Since Plus Size Wars has been on I’ve seen a few idiots people comparing plus size girls and women to pets. The two instances that come immediately to mind are, “our pets would be taken off us if we let them get that fat”, and “it’s like with pets, we’ve forgotten what normal looks like”.… Read More Not only #WeAreTheThey, we are also people not animals
The last few days have been incredible, and quite emotional. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and will always treasure having been there for it. It all started with Plus Sized Wars, a programme on Channel 4 about plus size bloggers and plus size fashion. As the time approached for it to air almost… Read More Sisterhood thanks to #PlusSizeWars and #WeAreTheThey
I have to admit, this is a post about a specific conversation. But it got me thinking, and it got me thinking about something that I find tough to think about. So I figured getting it out of my system might stop it circling around in my mind. You may have read before that I… Read More The Diet Industry and triggers
Sorry to be repetitive, but I’ve been reading more on the #DropThePlus campaign and it got me thinking. Lovely as Ajay is, I’m sorry to say the more I think about it the less keen I am on it. Though I agree totally with their desire to make a better world for girls, and applaud… Read More #DropThePlus and our daughters
I wrote that post about Jamie Dornan yesterday in a rage, and with little time to do so. Then as the day wore on and I thought about it in a bit more depth I realised there were a lot of issues I didn’t cover. One of the things that made me realise there was… Read More Being stalked – a follow up
I read something today which made me angry, turns out that in preparation for his role in The Fall, Jamie Dornan.. actually.. let me tell you in his own words.. I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that. “I really kept my… Read More Being stalked doesn’t feel “kind of exciting”
This project will be for women who, whether they ID as feminist or not, have done things which benefit or celebrate women. This is a continually updated project, so feel free to check back. Last Updated: 19/03/15