Posts Categorized: already prettypoll

Already Prettypoll: Body Positive Art and Media

I try to keep my mind as open as possible, see things from as many vantage points as I can, and constantly absorb new information about what body positivity means to various people. But I’m still just me, limited by my perspective and privilege, geography and upbringing, limited views and limited understanding. So instead of creating a list of my own, I want to turn this one over to you all. Directly:

What do you consider to be body positive movies? Television shows? Songs or musicians? How about books or magazines? Visual art or visual artists? Plays or poetry? Please share any of your favorite body positive art and media in the comments. read more

Already Prettypoll: Dominant Season vs. Season of Choice

The past two extensive vacations that HM and I have taken have been to Iceland and Britain. Apparently we’ll take cold and rain over warm beaches and poolside seats any day. We are northerners through and through, and although the winters here in Minnesota can be long, dark, and brutal, I’ll happily take them over endless humid summer days. I love layering, scarves, bundling up, and feeling covered. I am lucky enough to live in a place where the dominant season (winter) is my season of choice. read more

Already Prettypoll: Brand Betrayals

In the past, I’ve declared myself to be brand-loyal, and it’s still true in some cases: Karen Kane denim and Frye boots forever, baby. But after years of being Fluevog-faithful, I’ve moved on. I’ve long since donated my Tsubo Acreas and am no longer enamored of all things Prairie Underground. But these shifts are because of me. I changed, my preferences shifted.

And although it’s never happened to me personally, I have many friends who have angrily abandoned brands because the brand changed. My former boss was none too pleased to see Eileen Fisher moving away from flowy-boxy and toward sleek-streamlined. I’ve read dozens of angry customer reviews on the Gap site from people who have bought a specific tee/jean for years and are incensed to find that it’s now smaller/longer/made from a different fiber. Even though they still make a few classic styles, my aunt has refused to buy Coach bags ever since they moved into Logo-overload land. read more