Do they look like they’re in cahoots, or what?
“While it is easy to denounce all ’empowering’ marketing exercise as a neoliberal pseudo-feminist by-product, at the heart of these empty messages is a history overwrought with gender discrimination and women’s oppression. By looking in-depth into historical evidence, we can then make a more nuanced conclusion regarding various consumerist activities and avoid getting swept-up in self-righteous indignation that has become the go-to reaction in order to generate clicks.” Read parts 1 and 2.
Rajahnique is stoked that these sexy lace-up heels are available through a size 14!
Holy moly, these artistic, edgy designs from A Conversation Piece are breathtaking … and come in regular and plus sizes, 2 – 38.
“The only way to change the conversation about disabled bodies so that we can be more than helpless victims or infantilized angels who should be praised for getting out of bed is for some of us to offer ourselves up for examination as whole and complicated human beings.”
The team at Beyond Classically Beautiful muses on what a Gucci campaign featuring all black models might mean.
An interesting and rarely voiced perspective on self-care: “Self-care is a foundation in my life and I don’t enjoy it. It’s arduous and I feel overwhelmed by the mental and emotional presence it requires to hold my life with tenderness and nurture. I don’t do a single act of self-care because I want to. I do it because it connects me. To myself. To my kids. To my partner. To my community. To my work in this world.”
Lisa’s printed trousers and badass boots make for a great juxtaposition.
Viverano makes cozy-looking robes and infinity scarves from organic cotton. This nubby knit scarf is under $30!
Angie explores the pros and cons of the high rise/high waist trend.
“As cosplay has grown in popularity and visibility, I’ve heard more stories of people being sidelined for being a POC, fat, or differently abled. To protect myself from that, I’ve learned to surround myself with diverse people who love cosplay and geek life as much as, if not more than, I do. Over the years, I’ve watched every one of them grow in different ways as they engaged in this passion.”
Allie’s mix of dusty pastels is incredibly chic.
Maggie’s Organics has some GREAT organic cotton basics in regular and plus sizes.
My own back injury has been acting up lately, so I was thrilled to find this roundup of cute shoes that won’t aggravate back pain.
Patti’s delightful fashion show reminds us that ALL lengths of skirt can be spectacular on women of all ages.
“Body positivity seeks to turn these hard drummed ideas onto their heads, to reveal beauty comes in all forms, to up lift, to heal, to realise you are worthy of everything no matter what your size. It’s a fantastic movement, that has helped me challenge my own ideas of beauty and indeed improved my outlook on my own body. Yet I feel that this movement lacks perspective in that we too often fail to ask, why do women need to be beautiful?”
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