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No Frump February Reflections

No Frump February Reflections

      My friend Lauryn (@laurynwithlove on Instagram) challenged herself and a group of our friends to a No Frump February. Basically, it goes as follows: Challenge yourself to take the time to do your hair and makeup everyday, get dressed in a way that you love and go about your day feeling confident as all hell. Here’s what Lauryn herself had to say about the challenge:  Now, this is certainly up to the interpretation of the participant. My…

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My (Body Positive) New Years Resolutions & How to Make Your Own, Too

My (Body Positive) New Years Resolutions & How to Make Your Own, Too

It looks like 2016 is easily one of the most widely-hated years on record (most everyone agrees, except maybe Leonardo DiCaprio). In an effort to begin to metaphorically shut the damn door on this 366-day trash heap, I’m bringing back an old tradition of listing out my personal resolutions for 2017, a year that will hopefully be the beacon of light we all deserve (except Donald Trump because if anything, he deserves to be left behind). Without further ado, my 2017…

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Donna Meagle, Thanks for Teaching Fat Girls to “Treat Ourselves”

Donna Meagle, Thanks for Teaching Fat Girls to “Treat Ourselves”

There are so many reasons to love Donna Meagle. She’s sassy. She’s full of quick wit. She’s also lovably & relatably “temperamental, unpredictable, complex, and hard-to-read.” As April Ludgate continued to so brilliantly put it, Donna will “make people work before you let them in; but if they put the time in & prove that they care, then you open yourself up to them… right?” Right, April. If you remember this episode of Parks & Rec, it’s at this moment…

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A Fat Girl’s Guide to Plus Size Fall Fashion

A Fat Girl’s Guide to Plus Size Fall Fashion

Ah Autumn! It’s the time when I breathe a sigh of relief because I no longer have to feel the pressure of having a ~summer-ready body~ breathing down my neck*. It’s the time for boots, bombers, and bulk. Halloween, hay rides, & hats. Pumpkins, picking apples, and perfect fucking weather. FALL IS MY HEAVEN, OKAY? In honor of the most beautiful season to ever season, I’ve curated three plus size fall fashion looks, highlighting a few favorite items in particular….

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Despite Hollywood, I Am Not Your Token Fat Friend

Despite Hollywood, I Am Not Your Token Fat Friend

Look. It’s about time we have this conversation, for the sake of myself and my fellow fat babes everywhere. I have been praising the addition of several fabulously talented, funny plus-size ladies like Melissa McCarthy, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rebel Wilson, and Aidy Bryant in mainstream entertainment in the last decade. It’s been wonderful seeing a glimpse of fat representation on TV and in movies. What hasn’t been wonderful is the played-out trope of “the sassy and/or weird fat girl.” She is merely…

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Overcoming the Dreaded “Bad Body Day” as a Fat Woman

Overcoming the Dreaded “Bad Body Day” as a Fat Woman

We’ve all been there, sitting at the corner of frustrated and sad, ready to cry our eyes out or scream into our pillow or simply stare blankly into the mirror feeling some type of hopeless. The “Bad Body Day” (BBD) plagues everyone, regardless of size, gender/non-gender, sexuality, age, relationship status… everyone at one point has woken up & been disgusted (or at the very least displeased) with something about their body for at least one day in their life – even those that…

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Fuck it: A Fat Girl’s Guide to Being Happy

Fuck it: A Fat Girl’s Guide to Being Happy

Fuck it: A Fat Girl’s Guide to Being Happy in a World that Hates You [Note: There is a linked article with very very anti fat views posted below. It is posted through a “NoFollow” so the site will not get the views but the content is crass, disgusting and hateful.] Society hates nothing more than fat women. If all else fails in an argument, call your opponent “fat” because no other word would fill them with more shame. If a woman…

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