When you claim to be the first

So, many folks have, no doubt, seen this article on Hello, Giggles, which lauds “She’s All Fat,” a recently established fat pos podcast, as the first fat acceptance podcast. Nothing like this has ever existed before! No one has ever recorded themselves talking about fatness with this kind of fat positive framework! Oh, really? I mean, I wish there were …

Everyone wears boring outfits sometimes

The other day, after I had posted a selfie in a Slack full of friends, one of them said that I always wore such great clothes. That’s the ultimate lie of outfit blogging right there, isn’t it? This idea that we are all 100% of the time 100% put together? That we never just wear boring shit. Let me tell …

Fat woman in a green dress with a ruffle

The pressure not to repeat your fatshion

The tyranny of the new Back in the day – and I mean the Livejournal days when Fatshionista was at its height and I spent a lot of time there scrolling through endless ootd posts because it was so new and revolutionary to have all of those fat people in one space – when I first started figuring out my …

A super fat in a black outfit topped by a pink mesh dress

Shopping at Premme makes me feel things.

Emotion When the second Beth Ditto for Evans collection launched, I was ready. I had a little bit of money I’d specifically budgeted for the international purchase, my alarm was set, and I was chatting online with other fat people who were also waiting to shop. It was weirdly electric, and even then as I sat on my couch in …

A superfat femme sitting on a stoop in a short black shirt, fishnets, and a green tshirt

When I get dressed, it’s political.

Deja vu Maybe it’s a natural part of turning 40 to look back on being 20; the days since my birthday have felt like a long series of moments full of deja vu. When Marilyn Manson released a new single, the idea that I had woken up in some weird Groundhog Day AU of 1997 struck me and I laughed …

Fuckability (Or: Three Steps To Feeling Desirable)

Over on Captain Awkward’s blog there was recently a question: #968 “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”┬áThis question specifically addressed the topic of fuckability. This is because, I think, it’s super common for that to be a great big hurdle even for people who’ve been involved in fat acceptance for a long time. Even when we …

Newsletter – You Should Sign Up!

I gave it a lot of thought before I decided to put together a newsletter. I don’t want to pester people! And I’m pretty accessible via the Twitters and the Instagrams. Heck, I’m even on Snapchat, though the learning curve on that one is taking a minute. But what I realized is that a newsletter is going to let me …

Reading: The Brotherhood of the Wheel

A few months ago, I attended Shore Leave, which is a super fun, fan-run sci-fi convention close to Baltimore, MD. (And I’ll write up my experiences there – good and bad – real soon.) While I was there, an editor from Tor mentioned a recently launched series by R.S. Belcher – the first book was called “The Brotherhood of the …

The cover of a novel, mostly red, with a distressed photo of a woman and two children, one a boy and one a girl, with some spatters of blood decorating the image

Pre-Order Dust Bath Revival Now!

It’s Dust Bath Revival pre-order time! Dust Bath Revival is my new novel and now it’s available for pre-order. I’m leading with that because pre-order sales are super important for new novelists and, honestly, I’d really appreciate it if all of you – and all of your friends – would pre-order this novel. Maybe you’re wondering why you should, though …