Category Archives: body politics

Revisiting Contextual Fatness.

Oh y’alls. I’ve seen at least five folks who don’t know each other talking about it, so let’s talk about it. We’re gonna talk about fatness, gatekeeping of fatness, why fatness is not a single thing or experience and why … Continue reading

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How not to Break Beauty.

Over at bookface, I ran across a post from the make up company Wet N Wild. Ahem. Note the brown skinned folks in some of the posts/photos. Love the idea of a lot of what they do. No cruelty, vegan … Continue reading

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Too Fat For Life. CN: Eating disorder mentions, weight loss, trauma.

First story time. Once upon a time yours truly was a (as I thought then) super fat fat fatty teenager who was in fact too fat to live. A large part of why I felt this way included: I was … Continue reading

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Fat Bitch Feelings.

Recently after realizing that most of the clothing for Summer that I’d thrifted last fall (yes that is how I shop) is too big, I had to have a big long talk with myself. I had to tell myself that … Continue reading

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How to know if your body posi ain’t shit.

Welcome y’all. I have the urge and this is going to be about as body politics 101 as I get so pull up. This is your intro in how to know if your body positivity ain’t shit or if it is … Continue reading

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Why I wear Wigs.

If you want the short version, no I’m not trying to be White. I don’t hate my natural hair and bitch stop asking. Let’s rewind time and look back at the mid-late 80s. Yours truly was a lil baby potato and I … Continue reading

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The time Betsy Johnson Broke My Heart

A site I like to window shop at sometimes sent me an email about a bunch of Betsy Johnson stuff on sale. Y’all don’t know this, but Betsy Johnson was the first designer I loved. When I was a lil post … Continue reading

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