Hey, my Big Body Beautiful peeps: check out the following articles, posted in various locations, on topics of interest to the plus-size community:
Solving the Problem with Plus-Size Clothing. The following link takes you to an article on Yahoo Shine that’s about two college kids who have supposedly solved the “problem with plus-size clothing”. Although the article does not get into real specifics of how the college kids did this, it’s still interesting and great to see that these issues are being taken up by the young. I am all for breaking down the fat phobia in this thin-obsessed, and frankly, body-dysmorphic culture of ours. Read the article here.
Plus-Size Models. The following link, from refinery29.com takes you to a slide show of plus-size models working in the industry today. These women are hot. I don’t care who you are; they are gorgeous and healthy big women. It’s about damn time we see more of this in the media. Check out the slideshow here.
The Other “F” Word. This is another excellent refinery29.com article (can you tell that I just love them?) on the word “fat” and how it evokes such strong negative and positive reactions from the plus-size community. I loved this article and for the record, I embrace the word fat and all of its luscious permutations. Read the article here.
Actress, Christina Hendricks Throws a Hissy about being Called ‘Full-Figured”. Um…ohhhhkaaaay. By the way, I had to include this link in the list, even though the article is nearly a year old, because this actress can’t figure out what she wants and her wishy-washy-ness typifies the struggle we big girls have with our shapes. On the one hand, Hendricks has been quoted as saying that she’s finally happy that her curves are being celebrated and she’s no longer being asked to lose weight and on the other hand, she stopped an interview cold and called the reporter “rude” for using the term “full-figured” to describe her. Make up your mind. Are you happy about your curves or not? In my opinion, anyone who routinely walks the red carpet with that much boob showing (and we’re talking ALOT of boob) cannot complain about being called “full-figured”. News flash, Christina: you are full-figured (if for no other reason than your ginormous 38 DDD breasts), but that ain’t the same as being called fat. You are gorgeous. Now, get over yourself. Read the article here.