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’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.
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.
This tweet popped up on my timeline, I was busy at the time, so I didn’t see the context or know about any twitter storm. It irritated me though, and I expected better from this particular person. So I responded and thought no more about it.
If you’ve been living in a cave and have somehow missed it all, today is the UK General Election, so I went out and cast my vote today. Did you know that at the last general election 9.1m women didn’t vote? And in the last five years women have been disproportionately hit by the austerity cuts?… Read More #GE2015, #greenwhitepurple and the women’s vote
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 was intrigued by a linkback I got to one of my #DropThePlus blog posts. It was written by someone in favour of #DropThePlus and on first reading I couldn’t see why I was getting a linkback, so I read it again, and then a third time. Until I spotted that the link to my… Read More #DropThePlus – please listen instead of misrepresenting our views